Category: ’Strive for Balance’

5 Ideas to Make Hiking Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers

July 15th, 2013 by Dionna - 1 Comment

I want to pass on a love of hiking and the outdoors to our children. But in order to do that, I need to make sure our hiking adventures are fun for them. The interests and motivations of little ones are different from mine: whereas I wanted escape from a desk, my toddler might be more interested in the freedom to play in the dirt. Today I’m sharing 5 ideas to help make hiking fun for little ones.

12 Weaning Ceremonies

June 27th, 2013 by Dionna - Leave a comment

While we cherish the breastfeeding journey, it is rare in our culture to commemorate the end of breastfeeding with little more than a note in the baby book. If breastfeeding was important to you, consider celebrating your experiences and remembering this special transition with a weaning ceremony.

9 Ways to Create Moments of Connection with Older Children

June 18th, 2013 by Dionna - 13 Comments

As my son grows into a full-fledged child – no longer a preschooler who depends on his parents for so much – I find that our moments of connection are fewer and farther in between. Those moments of intimacy that seemed to happen so naturally and frequently when he was younger have transformed into more intentional, discrete incidents. So these days I consciously create opportunities to be fully present and connect with Kieran.

I Wish Children Came with Instruction Manuals

June 11th, 2013 by Dionna - 26 Comments

While I love reading about parenting, I’ve not found any one book that counts as an instruction manual. Every child is different, every family is different, every dynamic is different. And here’s what’s more important: Not one parent is perfect. No single parenting method or style is the be-all end-all.

10 Ways to Make Earth Day a Part of Your Family All Year ‘Round

April 22nd, 2013 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Teaching kids the message of Earth Day is the legacy we leave for all mankind. The most important thing for kids to know is that Earth Day is not one day of celebrating the Earth, but instead a reminder of what we should be doing all year long. Today Melanie of moksa organics shares 10 ideas your family can celebrate our Earth.

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