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How to Create a Safe and Healthy Baby Nursery

Green & Healthy Living

Do you know that a new report finds risky chemicals in nearly EVERY product found in the typical baby nursery?? Here are some brand new resources to help you make safe choices.

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Wordless Wednesday: A Toddler’s Obsession With Cars & Trucks (LINKY)

Wordless Wednesday

26 month old Big Brother just loves cars and trucks! Here is a peek into his obsession: Could he be any more psyched to ride this tractor? Dancing in the puddles with joy as he washes an ambulance and fire truck. Big Brother painstakingly arranges his cars and trucks around the house to create parades […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Mama & Her Special Boy – A Look Back (LINKY)

Wordless Wednesday

Since the birth of Little Sister 9 weeks ago, I have been so impressed with how Big Brother has continued to grow into a loving, kind, and bright boy. We had 23 months of Big Brother and Mama time, and although we now spend all of our time with Little Sister too, our relationship is […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Big Brother’s 2nd Birthday! (LINKY)

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The Ritual of Dedication: How We Welcomed Our New Baby

Mama's Musings

This post was originally published on Natural Parents Network in May 2011. After a night of contractions and anticipating our second baby’s arrival, I’m thinking back to how we welcomed Baby into our family at large in October of 2010. A couple of years ago after experiencing a great tragedy in our family, I was […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Baby is 22 Months Old (LINKY)

Wordless Wednesday

Baby turned 22 months old this past weekend, and although I am a bit exhausted as I make my way through these final weeks of pregnancy, I’ve continued to make fun activities with Baby a daily priority. I am so excited to meet our baby girl very soon, but I am definitely appreciating this last […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Smiles (LINKY)

Wordless Wednesday

Spring is such an easy time to be happy. 21 month old Baby is loving it! What makes you smile in the spring? Link up your Wordless Wednesday post below!

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Wordless Wednesday: Baby is as Big as a Peacock (LINKY)

Mama's Musings

Happy 21 Month Birthday to my little love! Although it seems impossible, you grow even more amazing every day! Link up your Wordless Wednesday post with the linky below!

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Wordless Wednesday: Halloween – Then and Now

Wordless Wednesday

What a difference a year makes! Link up your Wordless Wednesday post below!

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The Health Impact of Disposable Diapers

Green & Healthy Living

After we got through the newborn stage of seemingly constant diaper changes, I began to research cloth diapering as an option for Baby. Now that we do cloth diaper, I wish we had started when Baby was born. Not only do I now realize how unbelievably easy it is, but I am also thankful we […]

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The Best Web Sites for Green and Natural Moms

Green & Healthy Living

I have found so many wonderful web sites and resources for moms since I became a mama 14 months ago. I wish someone had handed me a list of all of the sites I would love right from the beginning, so I thought I would share my favorites to help other new green and natural […]

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20 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep Better

Natural Parenting

As I’ve mentioned before, Baby throws parties in the middle of the night. He is the Energizer Bunny incarnate: he rarely needs more than 9 hours of sleep at night, and no matter how poorly I think he slept the night before, it never affects his next day and his naps are always perfect. Although […]

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Baby Led Weaning: Did it really work?

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

Today, I am honored to have a post running on Natural Parents Network: Baby Food Be Gone: A Beginner’s Tips on Introducing Your Baby to Baby Led Weaning. As I look through the post’s photo essay, which shows Baby eating first foods such as toast with hummus, cucumber sticks, and multigrain rice cake at 7 […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Baby’s Life in Family Portraits

Wordless Wednesday

Which photo is your favorite? I’m trying to decide which ones to frame. Thanks! Link up your Wordless Wednesday post here!

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There are few better teachers than frustration

Natural Parenting

This is a guest post by Dave at Folkabout Baby. When your baby first tries anything, whether it’s crawling, walking, or talking, they won’t be very good at it. It’s a given.   This, of course, is frustrating to them. They won’t be happy when they can’t do something, and their first reaction will be […]

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3 Easy Foods to Feed Your Toddler When He Has a Diminished Appetite

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

My poor little guy recently had Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease, and the sores in his mouth really affected his appetite for a while. This was a wake up call for us to become more creative with the meals we were offering him because to be honest, we had it pretty easy up until this […]

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Rewriting the Baby Milestones – My Guest Post on Hobo Mama

Natural Parenting

When Baby was born, I experienced every cliche a new mama expects to encounter. I was in love; Baby was the apple of my eye; he completed me. Baby was completely perfect to me in every possible way. When family members and friends met Baby, they seemed to validate his perfection. He was such a […]

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Dear Baby: A window into who you are at 13 months

Natural Parenting

Dear Baby, Happy 13 Month Birthday! You are the most amazing person I’ve ever known! Here’s a little window into who you are at 13 months. – You melt our hearts when you say Mama and Dada. You like to lie in bed between us with a hand on each of us and say, “Mama […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Baby’s Outdoor Summer Fun

Wordless Wednesday

Link up your Wordless Wednesday post!

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My Parenting Philosophy: Unconditional and Natural Love

Natural Parenting

Welcome to the July Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Philosophy 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 have shared their parenting practices and how they fit in with their parenting purpose. Please read to the end to […]

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