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Natural Parenting

Shopping Local for Your EcoFriendly Baby

September 12, 2010

When I was pregnant with our first child - I caught the shopping bug.  All the cute “must haves” and things you need for a baby were overwhelming!  Naturally - what came to mind was shopping at “big box” stores (Babies R Us, Target, Walmart etc) but you see the same product over and...
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Giving your baby a natural eviction notice.

August 30, 2010

So our due date is next week.  Amazing.  Where did time go? I belong to a website for pregnant women - and I feel like I’m the ONLY ONE in my “Due in September” board who is not trying every single trick under the sun to get the baby to be born early.  Am...
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Baby-led Weaning

August 25, 2010

Sorry about the delay in posting this – between my brother’s Marine Corps unit being deployed to Pakistan a month before he was originally supposed to go (leading me to take Evie on her first plane ride to North Carolina) and other insane goings-on, life has been pretty hectic and I haven’t had time...
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Cloth Diapering : It’s Not Just For Your Grandma!

August 2, 2010

The money we save is great, the eased environmental impact is awesome, and Evie has never had a diaper rash. But all of that aside, aren’t cloth diapers just TOO CUTE???
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World Breastfeeding Week - 8/1 - 8/7

July 29, 2010

Our daughter turns 5 this Sunday - 8/1.  I can’t believe it.  Five years ago I gave birth to a little pink squishy baby and here she is - preparing for kindergarten. August 1st also marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week.  I’m happy that our daughter shares this important week! I always knew...
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Parenthood: The Greatest Experiment

July 24, 2010

We are approaching a big event in our lives - the event that will leave Jay and I outnumbered in our home.  This event: the birth of our third child.  The children will officially be in control of our home …  not that the current two are not! Baby number 3 came as a...
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Why I Chose Natural Parenting

July 24, 2010

Late May, 2009. It’s a Wednesday. My “friend” always came on Wednesdays. I really thought nothing of it - sometimes things didn’t really go as planned - but my sweet, wonderful husband knew. He knew, and told me to take a test. And the next morning, I knew too. We were going to be...
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The New Poverty

July 1, 2010

As a parent we know how difficult it is to raise a family on a limited budget. While many of us may not fall below the poverty line, relying on government assistance might be more accepted than it was a few years ago. Why is that? Poverty standards were developed almost half a century...
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