Thank you to Deborah Winters of The Counseling & Parenting Center, a Parenting Expert and Licensed Psychotherapist, for this guest post! Does this sound familiar to you? You and your three year old wake up happy. After breakfast, you stop by the local library for a free music class. After class ends, you spend a […]

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Welcome to the Natural Bump & Baby Giveaway Hop! This event is hosted by Shannon at GrowingSlower. In celebration of the launch of her Natural Birth Stories book, all of the prizes in the hop are pregnancy and baby themed! If you’re expecting or a new mom this event is for you! Be sure to […]


The ZAZOO Photo Clock helps little ones tell time using visual cues. They learn when it is time to wake up and when it is time to stay in bed.


3 products that have gotten our son through recent sleep challenges!


The Tuesday Baby Link Up – Week 11

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Read and link up your own posts related to baby, toddler, child, birth, pregnancy, and adoption.


Thanks to two years of sleep challenges with my son, I was very interested to learn more about Holistic Baby Sleep System when the opportunity was presented. You may remember posts about my baby’s parties in the middle of the night… We’ve been through it all with sleep. We tried every gentle and natural approach […]


To Sleep or Not to Sleep

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

When I was pregnant with our first child, my mother-in-law commented that we didn’t need the port-a-crib I had registered for because the baby would just wind up sleeping in our bed; after all, that’s what she had done. I about fell over. Of course my baby would NOT be in my bed! Every parenting […]


The baby has finally come home from the hospital and reality is starting to it hit you. I’m sure it’s been a big adjustment and you want to make the first few days go as smoothly as possible. Here are some of my top 5 eco-friendly products to help your baby have a good night […]

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Scroll to the bottom of this post to link up any of your green living or natural parenting posts. Mamas always have the best intentions for their babies, and as information about green living becomes more mainstream and accessible, many mamas would like to provide the greenest and safest environment for their little ones. Unfortunately, […]


The Joys of Cosleeping in Pictures

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

******* Thanks for reading a post in the Safe Cosleeping Blog Carnival. On Carnival day, please follow along on Twitter using the #CosleepCar hashtag. Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants: *** Emotive Co-Sleeping Campaign – Miriam at Diary of an Unconscious Mother talks about her feelings on Milwaukee’s anti-cosleeping […]


Although I usually feel like a pretty informed and aware mama, being pregnant with my second baby makes me feel like I am entering a world of unknown. This means I’m reading up on how to prepare for having a second child as much as possible. Here are a few resources that have been helpful […]


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 […]



My baby throws parties in the middle of the night. I promise I am not exaggerating. This has occurred sporadically throughout his almost one year on this planet, and on Tuesday night of this week, he threw the mother of all parties. After Tuesday night’s massive party, I realized that I needed to write a […]


Visit Natural Parents Network to see a picture of Baby and Mama included in their Wordless Wednesday theme of Nurturing Touch. Link your Wordless Wednesday post up here!


10 Natural Baby Items I Love

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Welcome to the March Carnival of Natural Parenting: Natural Parenting Top 10 Lists This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared Top 10 lists on a wide variety of aspects of attachment parenting and natural living. […]


Wordless Wednesday: Vacation!

by Charise Rohm Nulsen


I Thought I Knew: CIO

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the acronym CIO? The answer most likely defines a priority in your life right now. For example, in my former, business professional life, CIO meant nothing other than Chief Information Officer. It was actually also the name of a competitive magazine back when […]