Category: ’natural parenting’

60 Acts of Kindness for Our Families

November 29th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Kindness is catching. Be a catalyst for the ripple effect of kindness in your own life. Here are sixty ideas to get you started in your own family; start at home and see how far your kindness can go.

How Breastfeeding Enriches Toddlerhood . . . and Motherhood

November 19th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

If I told my 20-year old self I’d breastfeed a toddler she’d be shocked. Horrified.

Holding His Hand

October 18th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

There came an evening shortly before Kieran turned four years old that he refused to go into our bedroom alone when it was dark. How many countless times had he walked those two feet past the doorway and turned on the lamp’s switch?! How could he not see the switch…

Teaching Kids to “Use Your Words!”

August 6th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When I taught preschool at a special needs facility, one of the catch phrases that every teacher used multiple times a day was “Use your words!” As a parent, I’ve often said it to my own kids. But telling a child to use her words does not make a difference unless you first teach her what to say.

Nine Ideas to Meaningfully Reconnect with Your Child

July 29th, 2015 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Whenever you have to leave your child in the care of another – whether it is for work or some other reason, for a full day or only an hour – coming back to your child can be a time of joyous reconnection.


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