Category: ’Ensure Safe Sleep’

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…

Ending Battles at Bedtime

October 14th, 2010 by Dionna - 10 Comments

This past fall and winter were hard for me and the Bean. Beanie hit a new stage where she was busy all of the time, and it seemed like we were just not connecting. For example, when I tried to get her attention to ask her to please pick up…

Being Fully Present

October 7th, 2010 by Dionna - 7 Comments

When I allow myself to be fully present, the joy of being a mama is almost overwhelming. Today for example, I took time to curl up with Kieran during his nap. I laid there trying to memorize the smooth skin of his face, the rhythm of his breathing, the way…

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