No words to say after a Miscarriage

After a loss it can be near impossible to express emotions without fear of saying the wrong thing. If your the mother you worry about being a burden on friends if you talk about it and worried if you don’t that you might come off as heartless or worse. There really seems little way to […]

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Easy Homeschooling! Teach to the Season!

Photo By LittleCrunchy Homeschooling does not have to be school at home. It can be more organic and natural and it can flow with the spirit of the child, the home, the season. This might not sound like formal education, maybe because it is not formal. It is down and hopefully dirty too.     Spring […]

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Easy Healthy Snacks — Parenting Advice

Chances are if your reading this that your a busy parent who sometimes despite your parental super powers needs a quick snack to run out the door with for your children. By easy, I mean really easy! No cooking classes or scouring for online recipes needed! A friend asked me about healthy snacks admitting that too […]

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How to Parent – Baby at night – A Little Crunchy

To the sleepy parents that wonder here one late long night. You are not alone. Of course you might really not be, baby might be in your arms while you read this on your cell phone wondering just what your doing wrong, why isn’t your baby sleeping. The fact is that you know how to […]

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How To Teach Handwriting! — Parenting Advice

Handwriting can be hard and teaching it might seem very daunting, specially in an age that is more typing than writing. Heck, there are even online high schools available to some older kids. People wanting to teach handwriting and English can earn a teaching certificate online, which they can use to pursue a career as an […]

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Parenting Advice! — You Asked

I found myself asked again what the one thing a new mother should get. A baby carrier of some kind! Mothers have been keeping their little ones on them for a very very long time though it has not been the trend in this society for while, it is coming back! But how does one […]

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When did mothering become a mental disorder

  I am on vacation and I know I should not be blogging. I said I wouldn’t be. I must though, it is 2am and I must let these words spill onto this screen.  I saw a very harsh and inflammatory articular linked to on facebook and I will not give it credit here as it seems […]

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Guest Blooger! When Doctors Don’t Take Your Concerns Seriously

When Doctors Don’t Take Your Concerns Seriously By Stephen Gallup Recently, I was a guest on a nationwide radio call-in program to discuss childhood disability. A mom in Tampa contacted the show to fret about the fact that she believes her son has a developmental problem and “the doctors can never say yes or no.” […]

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Children’s Book Review: Is A Worry Worrying You

Book: Is A Worry Worrying You? Ferida Wolff (Author), Harriet May Savitz (Author), Marie LeTourneau (Illustrator)  Publisher: Tanglewood Pub Date: April 15, 2007 ISBN: 9781933718057 Suppose, just suppose, one hundred elephants come to tea and you discover you don’t have any tea bags.Uh, oh. What will you do with a herd of thirsty elephants?Now that’s a worry!But you can get […]

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The Bad Homeschooling Days!

In a commitment to show others that things are not perfect in blogging world, no matter what most blogs show, I wanted to share a bit about a bad homeschooling day.  In short my oldest daughter was grumpy about getting into trouble and I gave her an easy art project to do so she could […]

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How do crunchy parents fight?

The same way you do I would imagine. There is no one right to argue any more than there is a right way to parent. I can however tell you what training in non-violent communication and peaceful parenting has done for my marriage. I think knowing what works for you and what doesn’t is so […]

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Girls Grow Up, Period.

Here is another topic many parents seem to not want to talk about. For us homeschooling parents we have to think about the best ways to explain puberty giving our children all the information the need, there is no public school to help with this. We are the health class teachers. This might be why […]

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Day 158

Often I here “But I can’t homeschool!” and while you know yourself best of course, my next question is often “Can you play?” if you can, then you might well be able to homeschool. I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein All […]

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Day 156 — New to Homeschooling – Relax

How much people can learn at any moment depends on how they feel at that moment about the task and their ability to do the task. When we feel powerful and competent, we leap at difficult tasks. The difficulty does not discourage us; we think:Sooner or later, I’m going to get this. At other times […]

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