Category: ’Ensure Safe Sleep’

The Sweetness of the Second

November 28th, 2011 by Dionna - 24 Comments

Megan from Sorta Crunchy writes a beautiful piece today about nighttime parenting with her second baby (get your Kleenex ready). How did your nighttime parenting experiences differ with each child? Share your own experiences in the comments!

The Shortest “Newborn Baby Registry” Checklist, Plus Baby Gear You Probably Already Own

August 18th, 2011 by Dionna - 13 Comments

Who needs wipe warmers and cribs? Not this mama! Many parents who are interested in attachment parenting methods find that they do not ever need or use many of the items on traditional newborn registries. This list includes less than ten baby items that my family deems “essential.” What would be on your must-have list?

The Joys of Breastfeeding Past Infancy #28

December 3rd, 2010 by Dionna - 8 Comments

Today I am happy to host a guest post by Christine. A few short years ago, Christine was a copy editor in a software firm in her native Dublin, Ireland. Now she’s a mother of two in suburban Maryland. In order to try to make sense of how this all-too-predictable…

Gentle Parenting Success Stories and Suggestions #9

November 17th, 2010 by Dionna - 39 Comments

Today’s post is a gentle parenting QUESTION (aka “suggestions”) post – please read to the end and give this mama some feedback on how you have handled siblings and sleep issues in a gentle way. ____________________ I have a parenting challenge, and I need help. My issue is that I…

Attachment Parenting Chose Us: November Carnival of Natural Parenting

November 9th, 2010 by Dionna - 26 Comments

Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: What Is Natural Parenting? This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our Carnival coincides with the launch of Natural Parents Network , a community of parents…


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