The Three R's Go Back To School

Written by contributor Megan of Sorta Crunchy. Summer days are drawing to an end.  Back-to-school commercials fill the airways while teachers begin planning and preparing for the new year. Our oldest daughter starts kindergarten next week (how is that possible?), so I have all things school on my mind.  She has been at my side all (read more…)

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Four fun ways to practice playful parenting

It is summertime, and the livin’ is easy . . . until you and your children hit that summer wall. You’ve exhausted your list of “fun stuff to fill the time,” the much-anticipated excursions are now just sweet memories, and the lack of rhythm and routine finally just catches up with everyone. I don’t know (read more…)

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Creating post-vacation peace for your children

The summer months offer families a time to get away, enjoy a change in scenery, and breathe some fresh air. Whether the days away are filled with sightseeing, hiking, sailing, amusement parks, or lazy days at the beach, the relaxed and refreshed spirit that has been nurtured by a vacation can quickly be quenched by (read more…)

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How to Stock a Natural First-Aid Kit

Written by natural parenting contributor Megan of SortaCrunchy. July is here! And with it comes the opportunity to spend long, glorious hours outside.  Swimming, sailing, hiking, camping, or just playing – this is the time to get outdoors and enjoy! Most parents learn early on that being prepared is an essential part of effective parenting.  (read more…)

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7 ideas for screen-free travel with kids

As the summer season kicks into high gear, families are making plans, packing bags, and hitting the road for a time-honored tradition—the family road trip. A few years ago, we bought a portable DVD player to keep our kids entertained while we traveled.  And you know what?  It worked great!  But it broke, and we (read more…)

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