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, (read more…)

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Incorporating the Art of Babywearing into Summer Travel Plans

Is your family as excited as mine is that June has finally arrived?  The summer invites us to explore, and many families travel near and far throughout the months of summer. We’ll be discussing all things travel-related this month at Simple Living Media, and I thought I might share a few thoughts on a practice (read more…)

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