Category: ’Ensure Safe Sleep’

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…

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…


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