April 2011

Sunday Surf, May 1, 2011

April 30, 2011
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Birth & Breastfeeding Faith Gibson Interview I had the pleasure of meeting Faith at the California Medical Board’s Midwifery Advisory Council in December, which I wrote about here. I didn’t know her background until I read this article, and now I understand why her presence is so striking. If you don’t know about this amazing […]

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My children are people

April 28, 2011
children are people too

Sometime a few months ago, I had a (somewhat embarassing) revelation. My children are people. Oh. It kind of hit me like a ton of bricks. I suddenly realized what I needed to do to have a relationship with them, and the way I look at all aspect of their lives: discipline, food, health, clothes […]

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The Potty Update

April 25, 2011
potty training

I’ve written a lot about potty training, but I haven’t followed up and told you how we’re doing lately . . . so now I will! I began potty training my oldest son when he was 15 months old. I don’t actually like the term — and it doesn’t accurately describe what was really just […]

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Sunday Surf, April 14, 2011

April 24, 2011
The joy of exploration

Child Development Teaching Children to Do Good This article explores a finding that many modern children think their number-one goal in life is “to be a happy person” — a revelation that correlates with what many parents say they want for their children: to be happy. So parents and kids are on the same page […]

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How I came to love breastfeeding

April 21, 2011
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Today I have a guest post from Amanda, a fellow Natural Parents Network Contributor, of Let’s Take the Metro. I love her story of learning to breastfeed through pain and difficulty — something many of us share. When you get a chance, check out her wonderful blog! I do not know many people who have […]

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Finding balance in a busy, busy world

April 18, 2011
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Well, if you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been around much lately. I missed doing a Sunday Surf this week, and I’m sitting here on Sunday night wishing I had nothing to do. Instead, my email inbox is full of unanswered mail, I have a long to-do list on various projects, and I still need to […]

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Suddenly, I’m breastfeeding a toddler

April 14, 2011
natural parenting blog breastfeeding, weaning & walking

My younger son started walking a few weeks ago, so I’m now officially breastfeeding a toddler. Aside from it seeming to happen so fast, it’s kind of been a non-event in my life — just continuing on with what we’ve done, except that I know things are changing. It would be ridiculous to stop nursing when […]

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Sponsor Spotlight & Giveaway: PumpEase Organic

April 11, 2011
Pumpease Organic Pumping Supports

Win a PumpEase Organic Pumping Support! One lucky reader will win a PumpEase Organic Pumping Support! All you have to do is leave a comment. Full details are at the end of the post, but first . . . Meet Wendy. If you don’t know Wendy (@Snugabell on Twitter) , you should. She’s the dynamo […]

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Sunday Surf, April 10 2011

April 10, 2011
Boy or girl? Does it matter?

Breastfeeding & Birth In France, breast is definitely not best I was a bit shocked by this story. I lived in Germany for five years (and yes, I know they’re different countries), but Europeans always struck me as leaning more towards traditional, natural options. Makes me hope even more that The Leaky Boob spends some […]

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The simplest way to say I love you

April 7, 2011
The Joy of discovery

Yesterday my ten-month-old went down the slide by himself. For months on our daily outing to the park, he sat next to me on the concrete playing with blocks or balls, watching his older brother run and play. He never went beyond arms reach, in spite of being an avid explorer at home. But yesterday, […]

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