Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Natural Parents Network Favorite Posts

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I am a proud, new member of the Natural Parents Network writing team. I will be writing one post a month there. Several of the writers and editors decided to compile a list of our favorite blog posts. This is one of my favorite posts (click here) because it explains a little bit about my journey.

Check out the other NPN team favorites below:


  • Joella at Fine and Fair discusses her unique perspective of a controversial toy in An Unusual Gripe with Bebe Gloton.
  • Amy at Innate Wholeness offers simple tips to be present with family whether you're having fun and want to soak it up like a sponge or would rather run and hide in a cave.
  • Charise at I Thought I Knew Mama shares sound bites from her miscarriage journey of forgiveness and gratitude.
  • Shannon from Pineapples and Artichokes writes about how she is trying to raise her daughter to be accepting of everyone.
  • Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama discusses the overuse of the word "no" and offers some aid in finding creative ways to avoid "no."
  • Melissa from The New Mommy Files: Memories, Milestones and Missteps makes a compelling case for instinctual mothering.
  • Amanda at Let's Take the Metro shares a comprehensive list of all the food she keeps on hand.
  • Suchada at Mama Eve writes a heartfelt letter chronicling her journey with a difficult transition in Sleep, Crying, and Balancing Closeness with Boundaries.
  • Shannon of The ArtsyMama shares her top ten list of things she wishes she had known more about before the birth of her son, Little Man.
  • Kristin at Intrepid Murmurings has some helpful insights, tips, and tricks to share for babywearing with twins.
  • Julia at A Little Bit of All of It tells the story of how motherhood came to her and how a miscarriage shaped her feelings and perceptions surrounding the birth of her first daughter.
  • Emily from Embrita Blogging shares a collection of photos depicting things that make her happy.
  • Lauren at Hobo Mama openly discusses an often-sensitive topic: Postpartum sex vs. sex before kids.
  • As part of an ongoing series about balance, Amy at Anktangle writes about a daily ritual she has adopted to help her maintain balance in her life.
  • Cynthia at The Hippie Housewife is reminded that while the days may sometimes be long, the years are short, and after a rough day the best thing to do is give thanks for the best parts and try again tomorrow.
  • Dionna at Code Name: Mama offers 7 Alternatives to Good Job: "Good job'ing" kids can be a mindless habit to fall into. Instead of using a generic "good job," try one of these ideas to really connect with and nurture your child.
  • Darcel at The Mahogany Way has the ultimate boredom busting activity for children of all ages.
  • Alicia at Lactation Narration discusses the long journey of child-led weaning, during which she thought several times that her child was weaned before she really was.
  • Mandy at Living Peacefully With Children: Letting go of the illusion of control opens up a an entirely new world.
  • Luschka at Diary of a First Child talks about the battle between breastfeeding and formula feeding mothers and the industry that stokes the flames of a war on mothers.
  • Kids fashion blogger at The Accidental Natural Mama recounts her journey to Mama-hood.
  • Sheryl at Little Snowflakes talks about the benefits of nursing a child to sleep.
  • Rachael at The Variegated Life meditates on the moment when she first saw herself fully embodying her life as a mother.

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