Wash that Junk Right outta your Hair – The Toxins that Lurk in your Shampoo

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    What’s in your hair? That could depend on what’s in your shampoo. Too often, we grab a favorite brand or what ever is on sale without really thinking about what we’re taking home. There are some red flag products in shampoo that you really don’t want in your home or on your skin. Read the full article…

From Garden to Table – Homegrown Herbs in a Few Simple Steps

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    There’s something satisfying about ripping a handful of fresh homegrown herbs from a plant and sprinkling them into a recipe that opening a glass jar can’t replicate. It’s cheap and easy, and the taste is far stronger and interesting. Growing your own herb garden is easier than you might think – seek out Read the full article…

How to Tie a Ring Sling – Babywearing Tutorial with Pictures by Lauren Wayne

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Guest post by Lauren Wayne of Hobo Mama A ring sling is a highly useful carrier since it’s easy to learn to use (just pop your baby in and tighten the fabric through the rings) and can be used from newborn days (in front carries) up through toddler years (in a hip carry). Plus, it’s Read the full article…

Feeling Overwelmed When Making the Best Decisions For your Family? The Nourished Living Summit is Coming March 24th

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  This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.       Have you ever felt overwhelmed when it comes to making the best choices for your family?   The Nourished Living Read the full article…

The Natural Parent’s Guide to Babywearing – Review and Giveaway

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  This post contains affiliate links.  This means, if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.         I received The Natural Parent’s Guide to Babywearing as part of the Essential Parenting Collection – an extensive collection Read the full article…

Essential Parenting Collection on Mindful parenting – 10% off Today!

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  This post contains affiliate links.  If you click on an item and purchase a product, I will receive a commissions which will be used to further my blog.     Have you heard of the Essential Parenting Collection?  Well, that’s my fail if you haven’t.  I have been really lack luster – so busy Read the full article…

Mindful Nurturing Essential Parenting Collection

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  This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if you click on a link and purchase and item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.           This is exciting!  The Mindful Nurturing Essential Parenting Collection is here – and it is phenomenal.  I Read the full article…

Didy Tai Giveaway

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  Sponsored by Adriane Stare of Caribou Baby   Hosted by: The Squishable Baby   Co-hosted by: Our Piece of Earth According to Jenny Zephyr Hill Blog The Median Mommy Life as a Wife, Mummy and Nurse I Thought I Knew Mama Mommy’s Favorite Things Kerrific online Living Peacefully with Children Hobo Mama Momma Lew Read the full article…

I Love Wearing My Baby In My Mei Tai

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My road to babywearing wasn’t all that smooth.  Way back when (when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, and my first child was born –  in 2004), Dr. Sears told me that babies loved being worn because they felt like it was the comfort of the womb. Cool. So, I went out and bought my Moby Read the full article…

For your Cloth Diapers – Merino Wool and Bamboo Giveaway

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  Welcome to the Fresh Fluff Cloth Diaper Laundry Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Median Mommy, Zephyr Hill and Our Piece of Earth.  Over 30 blogs have teamed up to bring you some great cloth diaper+laundry giveaways in this hop!  We’re offering you a little diaper laundry assistance with an amazing grand prize, valued at Read the full article…

Normalizing Breastfeeding – Picture Books for Small Children

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I know…I know…World Breastfeeding week is over.   However, I wanted to talk about this – as I think normalizing breastfeeding is an important topic.  Because it’s normal, I feel like I can talk about it anytime – even when it’s not World Breastfeeding Week.     Breastfeeding is not gross.  It’s not disgusting.  It’s not Read the full article…

To Grayson With Love

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My little itty bitty baby.  I cannot believe that it’s been a year.  What a year we have had together.  Actually, more like two years – if we count the adventures we had while you were in the womb. We really have been though a lot together.  Partners in crime – so to speak.  We Read the full article…

The Ecological Costs of Formula Feeding

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It’s world Breastfeeding week!  Breastfeeding is a topic near and dear to my heart.  I have struggled to breastfeed my 3 children.  It wasn’t easy at all.  I had almost given up multiple times.  When I read about breastfeeding online, people come off as rude, condescending, blaming, and often place guilt on mothers for not Read the full article…

The Great Breastfeeding Debacle

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Welcome to the June 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting in Theory vs. in Reality This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants are sharing how their ideas and methods of parenting have changed. *** Before my first Read the full article…

May 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: I’m Featured on The Natural Parents Network

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Prepare to Expect a Safe and Beautiful Natural Birth at Natural Parents Network Welcome to the May 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Emergency Preparedness This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared their plans to keep their families safe. Read the full article…

Breastfeeding – Can you Schedule a Breastfed Infant?

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I went to the kids doctor today.  Not the doctor that we have been going to the last 8.5 years, but a new one.  Our old doctor -who was excellent by the way – is now treating children in Ecuador. I posted about Gray’s weight gain troubles about a month ago.  He had the flu Read the full article…

I Want to be a Mommy – Some Benefits of Attachment

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Attachment Parenting is one of those trigger words.  Typically, people feel strongly one way or the other. Personally, I can see a whole lot of the advantages and also some of the drawbacks. So, I’m not going to use that trigger word.  I’m going to use the word Attachment!  Haha! My daughter is so cute!  Read the full article…

Competition vs. Cooperation

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This has been weighing heavily on my mind recently.  Everywhere I go, it seem that like there is competition Boy scouts.  In the pinewood derby, the kids make cars and race against EACH OTHER At Church – The most reverent kid sits in the first chair, and the least reverent kid sits in the last Read the full article…