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Connection through tone… quick read reminder

Connection through tone… quick read reminder

GAWD… must I really do the high pitch baby voice??!! We all do it. You know the voice. The voice that inevitably comes out of our mouth when we talk to a cute, chubby little baby!! Its like something takes over our vocal cords and we just can not help ourselves. During my “breaking free” from traditional parenting and focusing more on connection; I discovered that if I raised my voice an octave higher, my kids would respond worlds better!…

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Cry it out…things every mom should know before doing it

Cry it out…things every mom should know before doing it

“It was a simple needs-met symbiosis that required a total suspension of ideas of “what should be happening” and an embracing of what was actually going on in that moment.” ∼Claire Niala *This is a copy. I found that people did not like the title or picture of my post on “What cry it out is actually doing to your baby”. This article is NOT only about cry it out but it explores the needs of babies and what happens when…

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Natural Twin Home Birth Story

Natural Twin Home Birth Story

I pretty much decided immediately on a home birth with my twins once words like, c-section and epidural were thrown around as if they were handing out lollipops! Right from the start my twin pregnancy was different! Being a week late with my period, I had taken 3 tests that all said negative. Even though I was beyond emotional I was easily able to dismiss these signs due to stress because we were having our back yard wedding that week. One week after…

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There’s times I dont like my kids

There’s times I dont like my kids

Shocking and vulnerable admission for sure but I bet you can relate! There have been moments/times I haven’t liked my kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love them to death.. but there have been days where it has felt like it would be easier to die for them, than navigate one more hour of attitude and tantrums…  sometimes it can feel like sheer torture, especially running on little sleep! My amazing friend once said to me, “when you have kids you absolutely will…

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A Real Honest Post About Unschooling

A Real Honest Post About Unschooling

 Unschooling is an amazing journey but its not without its challenges OK.. so if you’ve read my earlier posts about unschooling, I’m sure you sensed all my “happy feelings” oozing out of the seams like a cream filled doughnut. I love unschooling. I love having my kids home with me where they are able to learn with freedom, discovering who they are, their own limitations and exploring their environment that surrounds them. I’m so glad that I don’t have to deal with the education…

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6 First Steps to becoming more unschooly

6 First Steps to becoming more unschooly

 I must say, my heart grasped the spirit of unschooling philosophy long before my head fully understood what it meant. I wanted to jump in with both feet, desperate to make our home a better place. But my first question was “where do I start”? How the heck do you carry out a unschooling life and education after being so mainstream for so long? Everyone I asked said to just take it slow. To implement one change at a time and once that…

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Unschooling is Relevant schooling

Unschooling is Relevant schooling

My Unscholing journey started when I was young. But not like you would expect! I thought it might be good to expound a little further on our unschooling journey. Not only as a family but as an individual. You can find my earlier post on unschooling here. When I was young, I use to say that I hated learning.  Adulthood hit and life got challenging. Turning to books and watching videos, I gleaned from the wisdom of others. I empowered myself by learning…

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Unschooling- absolutely crazy freedom

Unschooling- absolutely crazy freedom

Children will learn everything they need without being forced if given the freedom to explore! Shocking truth I know!! And totally “out of the box thinking”! But just consider for a moment the following statement;” Pluto says this; “Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.” Children don’t need to be “Made” to learn!! For example, a baby who is learning to walk.  They pull themselves up on…

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