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Dear Attachment Parent: How do I wean?

Dear Attachment Parent: My baby is almost 18 months old. I never thought I’d be breastfeeding a toddler, but my child is so attached to it. How do I wean?? Many moms today feel pressured to wean their children before either party is ready because of pressure from a society that doesn’t support breastfeeding. They may be too embarrassed to nurse …

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How to Make Paper Mache Planets

We are child-led homeschoolers. My 6 year old decided that this month he wanted to learn about outer space. So off to Pinterest I went to look for ideas to make learning about the universe exciting and interactive. My kid said that he wanted to bring the planets into our house. I started brainstorming ways to do this. We could …

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The Art of Biting Your Tongue

So I’ll start with some short stories that illustrate a need to bite your tongue sometimes… Story 1 My 6 year old, 2.5 year old, and I are winding down for bed. Well, I was. They were running in circles on our giant family bed. As they sprint in circles, the littlest one falls over the blankets. Me: Oops, careful! …

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Is Your Child Struggling Socially?

Have you ever witnessed your child struggling with their budding social life? They might not be accepted because they look different, or communicate in a different way. Perhaps they get picked on or pushed around. What about when a group of kids doesn’t want to accept a newcomer, and that newcomer is your child? What if your child doesn’t pick …

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7 Uses for Breastmilk Beyond Breastfeeding

Breast milk. Liquid gold. Double lattes. Whatever you call it, this magical fairy juice has many uses beyond nourishing our babies. Here is a list of things that you can use breast milk for beyond breastfeeding your child. (NOTE: THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE AND I AM NOT A DOCTOR. CONSULT A PHYSICIAN FOR YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS! SOME OF THIS …

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People Need to Stop Being Nice

“That’s not very nice.”   “It would be nice if you would do…”   “It’s nice to compliment people.”  24 “Not sharing isn’t nice.”   “It would be nice of you if you would work overtime for me this weekend.”   Nice Nice Nice. Nice means to be pleasant or agreeable.   Instead of saying “be nice,” how about we say …

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8 Ways to Cope with the Stress of Parenting

Being a parent has so many positives. But with those positives comes a big dose of stress, chaos, and pressure. Parents have to sacrifice a lot more than they did pre-kid days like sleep, privacy, wants, and, a lot of times, needs. You might find that some crazy things come out of your mouth, as well.   “Am I providing an …

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The First Step to Finding Success

Do you ever have that feeling that you are in way over your head? A feeling that you are in deep ocean water? A deepness so vast that you feel like this tiny vulnerable speck just managing to float atop this crushing force surrounding you. You’ve committed to too many things. Your business isn’t progressing as quickly as you hoped. …

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How to Balance Motherhood and Working from Home

You have several little ones running around your house. You wake up in the morning, get everyone breakfast, play, and connect. You want to check your emails, write a blog post, fill orders from your shop, but how can you do this when your kids are constantly demanding your attention, especially in the younger crowd? As I write this article, …

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Detachment Parenting: How Did We Stray So Far From Humanity

It can be a difficult task, discussing parenting methods and tactics. People are often passionate and even more so, defensive. I want to open this article up with the idea that this isn’t a slap on anyone’s wrist saying, “bad parent!” but rather a piece to make you think, to encourage you to research, and to not just go with …