Category Archives: Natural Parenting

Sarah Buckley’s book, Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering, is the most comprehensive, holistically minded, and scientifically sound book on pregnancy, birth and early parenting that I have read so far. Part 1 of the book is focused on gentle birth, the hormones of pregnancy, birth and mothering, and the best ways to keep those hormones from

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Normal. What does that mean anymore? normal (nôrˈməl) adj. Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical: normal room temperature; one's normal weight; normal diplomatic relations. adj. Biology Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies. (http://www.wordnik.com/words/normal) The status quo-AND/OR-"biology functioning in a natural way".

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One day I was working on a flyer for my holistic birth and wellness services. I was googling images of pregnant bellies when my 5 year old daughter came over to see what I was up to. She stood next to me and quietly watched as I experimented with different images, until I stumbled upon

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As any parent of a toddler knows, patience is a virtue. However, we also know that patience is sometimes the first thing to go, especially on those particularly challenging days. But when we let that patience slip, it begins a vicious cycle. You see, toddlers follow their parent's lead. When you lose patience with your

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The cost of health care is skyrocketing and there doesn't seem to be any end in sight. North American children are overfed, undernourished, inactive, obese, and increasingly - sick. But it doesn't have to be this way. Preventative health care provides children with the best health possible so they don't get sick in the first

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My oldest daughter's first word was Dada. However, her father refuses to acknowledge that as a first word. He insists that all babies say Mama and Dada, so those two shouldn't count. So, if we go with that idea, my daughter's first word, was actually a set of words... This and That. Just after she

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Circumcision has become a well known practice throughout the world. And sadly it has become an epidemic. It wasn't until recently when the benefits of leaving your son intact have started to emerge. We were blinded by what the qualified doctors and pediatricians would tell us is right for our sons instead of listening to

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One day I was walking home from my in-laws' house. I was pushing my infant daughter in the stroller and my toddler was walking beside me. The baby had fallen asleep and my toddler was deep into one of the complex, somewhat hard to follow, stories she loves to tell me on walks like those.

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Below is my review of the Ergo baby carrier (ERGObaby carrier)... Enter the Ergo baby carrier. I wonder constantly why I didn't happen upon this one sooner--but I don't mind in a way, because I can fully appreciate it in all it's wonderful-ness very fully, right now! I've seen the Ergo baby carrier in action--several

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When I started having babies about 8 years ago, I knew all about the baby items everyone said you needed (turned out I didn't use any of those at all) and nothing about the items that would actually be useful to me. After 5 babies, I can honestly say that there are very few things

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