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How to Unplug Yourself to be More Present with Your Kids

Between our computers, smartphones, tablets, and TVs, we are constantly plugged in. It’s hard to imagine life without technology at this point. But the truth is that many of us grew up with very limited access to technology. Having a day without technology for many of us as kids was the norm. Now it’s hard […]

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16 Awesome Gentle Parenting Books for the Nurturing Parent

Gentle parenting is a new way of parenting for many of us, the research about the benefits of this style of parenting is still not widespread. I consider myself a practicing gentle parent. I’m not quite where I want, but I’m working on it.  (You can read about what I do when I mess up […]

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Sharing the Joy of a Slow and Simple Christmas with Kids

The joy of a simple Christmas is something that often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Many of us dislike all of the commercialism that surrounds the holidays.   It makes us lose sight of what the holidays are all about. And it seems to just get worse every year. […]

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5 ways to have an Eco-Friendly Halloween

Creating an eco-friendly and lower toxin Halloween may seem like a pipe dream, but it’s definitely possible to celebrate in a healthy and eco-friendly way! Halloween is easily one of the most wasteful holidays of the entire year. Costumes are made from terrible materials that will never break down, that are cheaply made, and full […]

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How to Naturally Soothe a Teething Baby at Night

I find that most moms want to know not just how to soothe a teething baby, but specifically how to soothe a teething baby at night. There’s something about being super tired, with a cranky baby, at 2 am that makes everything just seem worse. Sometimes it feels like you’re a terrible mother. I get […]

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The Shockingly Easy Way to End Power Struggles with your Toddler

It only recently dawned on me that toddler power struggles and happening more and more often with my 20 month old.  (I know, I know…ALMOST 2…I just can’t quite bring myself to believe that yet…). All of us are laid back in our house. But the power struggles still happen. I’ve been finding that they […]

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