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Slow Down Mummy

slow down mummy, there is no need to rush, slow down mummy, what is all the fuss? slow down mummy, make yourself a cup of tea. slow down mummy, come spend some time with me. slow down mummy, let's pull boots on for a walk, let's kick at piles [...]

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Give to the Less Fortunate

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, but it also provides an opportunity to remember the struggle of those who lack what many of us take for granted. As our nation climbs its way back [...]
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    Eight Principles of Attachment Parenting: A Resource for New & Expecting Families

Eight Principles of Attachment Parenting: A Resource for New & Expecting Families

There are a lot of "must-have" lists and advertisements out there telling you what fancy new goodies and gadgets you need for a new baby. For the attachment parenting family, all you really need is a gentle, patient, loving parent or caregiver and a [...]

Being A Safe Haven for Our Children

Our hearts hurt today, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School. As you draw your children closer, Attachment Parenting International shares these resources on being a safe haven for our children if they are aware of today's tragedy. Helping your children [...]

10 Outdoor Activities to Connect Kids to Nature

Some of my most treasured childhood memories are of playing outdoors... swinging from a tire that my Dad tied to a big oak tree, picking ripe juicy plums, running through the sprinklers and picking red seed pods out of Magnolia tree cones. Nowadays, children hardly get [...]

Mama to Mama: Words of Wisdom for New Mothers

Thank you to all my wonderful mama friends for contributing to this post by sharing your personal experiences and sage advice for new mothers ♥ Listen, and look into the eyes of your child. He or she will tell you what they need. Consider joining a [...]

Your Own Song

A woman in my local Holistic Mom's Network chapter shared a beautiful story about how a certain African tribe comes together and uses song to remind us of who we really are. Touching my heart with inspiring words of wisdom, I share this story [...]

Raising Eco-Conscious Kids

Teaching a child how to be eco-conscious can be challenging because the concept is a bit abstract, but as soon as your baby is born, he can begin to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Earth when you make green living part of [...]

Father’s Day Guest Post by Natureal Dad

Ok. Honest Truth: When my wife asked if I would like to do a guest blog for Father’s Day, my first instinct was to roll my eyes. Is this how I am going to spend my morning? Writing a blog post? Seriously? It’s Father’s [...]