Category Archives: Parenting

We Are Home Schooling

I am not writing this to justify our decision to home school, nor to convince anyone else to home school or to take up our ideals.  Home schooling is not for everyone … but it is for us.  I wrote … Continue reading

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Story stones: how to make and use

I was tidying the desk in the study this morning when I found a small toy catalogue that had slipped beneath the printer.  I looked at the pictures and thought they would be great for making story stones, a project … Continue reading

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Mama Bake and Mama Make

An old adage suggests it takes a village to raise a child. I have discovered it also takes a village to keep a mother sane. In fact, I believe while the villagers are busy raising the child, they are also … Continue reading

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What’s for lunch, kids?

In honour of Plastic Free July, I thought I’d share some of the lunches I’ve made for my children in their stainless steel lunch boxes.  Long-time readers may remember when I shared about reusable sandwich and snack bags – I’m still using … Continue reading

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Dr. Sears seminar – “Why Attachment Parenting is Smart”

Back in January I had the privilege of attending a seminar by Dr. William Sears about attachment parenting (AP).  While I detest labels and boxes, AP is something I relate to on many levels. I never set out to be … Continue reading

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Grab n go bags for toddlers

Someone sent me a link about a clever mama who got a bunch of friends together and they each made multiple copies of a different toddler Montessori-style activity or game, and then shared them with the group. Well, aint nobody … Continue reading

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Review: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care

I should start this review by declaring that I am not a member of my local Weston A Price Foundation chapter and while there are some things I love about the WAPF, I don’t think it is a completely balanced … Continue reading

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