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Musings #33: Where is the Whimsy in Our Boys?

My daughter’s school is celebrating the last week  with a different dress theme every day.   This morning my silly girl happily put on a Hawaiian shirt,  big clip-on flowers in … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Article #14: How To Teach Children To Ride A Bike in Five Steps Without Tears and Concussions

In honor of my four year old son learning to ride his two wheeled bike today, I would like to share with you how you can teach children to ride … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 5 Comments

Musings #32: In the Land of No, Remember to Say Yes

My favorite line in one of my favorite books is:  There was no one there to tell her she couldn’t. It’s a line from Clan of the Cave Bear by … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 36 Comments

Musings #31: The Hurts We Hold On To (Yeah Write Non-Fiction)

The other day late in the night my six-year-old smacked her three-year old brother across the face so hard the imprint of her hand lingered for an hour even after … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 15 Comments

Article #12: Why Behavior Charts Haven’t Become Progressive Only More Colorful

I am not giving elementary school teachers a hard time; I am an educator myself, though the older student is my area.     I know that one teacher (who is lucky … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Article #11: Yeah, My Daughter Knows Where Her Clitoris Is And Doesn’t Say Vagina When She Means Vulva

I know someone must have cringed at the title there, and not because of its length.    The thought of a toddler or kindergartener knowing certain vocabulary sends a lot … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 11 Comments

Musings #25: Happy Sixth Birthday to My Baby Girl

Here we are again with my annual reflection on the wonder that is you First Born.    What a year!    This winter you took up skiing with your dad and not … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 8 Comments

Article #10: Night Weaning Guidelines (Have It Your Way and Attachment Friendly)

We were having a lively difference of opinion in one of my attachment parenting groups on Facebook about Dr. Jay Gordon’s night weaning guide, “Changing Patterns in the Family Bed.”        … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reblog It #11: Six Things My Kids Are Allowed to Say to Adults (From The Path Less Taken Blog)

There’s a blog post out there garnering a lot of attention titled 6 Things My Kids Aren’t Allowed to Say to Adults. After seeing it come through my Facebook newsfeed … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

Picture This Picture That #23: Last Summer – Share What You Love

March 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

Reblog It #9: Month 21– I Don’t Believe in Potty Pauses

Originally posted on Diaper Free…The Other Side of the Moon:
Before someone says they’ve experienced one, and to shut my pie hole, let me explain what I mean. I…

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Article #7: In Some Places Leaving Children Unsupervised Until Eighteen is Neglect

I have watched these reports bulk up over the last ten years, and I  am floored at the things people are calling CPS about,  and the reprimands parents are getting.     … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 12 Comments

Article #6: Yes, Children, People Have Sex For Pleasure

My children are quite young yet, but always on my mind is the reality of preparing them for one of the major roles in their life.  Americans don’t like to … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 8 Comments

Reblog It #6: Spotlight On — Kate Surfs A Natural Parenting Blog

I have decided to do up to two blog features a week. Next, I am sharing the very first blog I followed on WordPress. There are just some people that … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Reblog It #1: Month 27 Question–What are the Elimination Communication Essentials?

Originally posted on Diaper Free…The Other Side of the Moon:
Question (From the DiaperFreeBabyGroup):   I’m 19wks pregant and I’m trying to put together my registry. I don’t understand the…

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Article #2: Cut the Crap Similac

I wasn’t going to touch this topic with a ten foot pole, but I’ve got a complaint directed at Similac.   I know what you are up to, and it … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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