Zen Parenting

My favorite place run by a good friend about “Education. Activism. Peace, Love, and Zen”. Listen to the fence and check them out!
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In her own words:
Some people have referred to me as “crunchy,” “granola,” “Earth Mother,” “hippie,” and even “laughable,” “stupid,” and “crazy” (but I have to consider those sources). I don’t really identify as any of those. I’m just me. I just love my son and think the sun shines out of the cute little butt that I would do anything to protect. I want to raise him in the kind of world he deserves and I feel it is my duty as a human being to do my part to make it so. If this sounds like you, you’ve landed on the right page.

The Single Crunch (Single Parenting)

Single-parenting is NOT bad parenting as this site demonstrates, or parenting that lacks something because one of the parties doesn’t participate in the family life. Some single parents create such wonderful lives for their kids that one can only admire and respect them for what they are doing. It is not easy, it is very challenging, but it is SO worth it!
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In her own words:
Single Momma trying to steer my canoe out of the mainstream. Following the principles of attachment parenting and not looking back. Let’s talk about breastfeeding, child-led weaning, gentle parenting, co-sleeping, homeschooling, unschooling, and healthy diets for our families. Let’s not talk so much about baby training, hitting, or anything else that makes us wear a sadface. Let’s not be dramatic. Let’s be polite and intelligent. Let’s ask questions and not feel silly or judged. Let’s be honest and supportive. Let’s all remember that ultimately we are all trying to do what’s best for our children. Also, let’s remember that there are lots of young, single moms out there who just may be interested in trying AP – let’s always talk to them about it.

KellyMom.com (Breastfeeding)

Some parenting choices include doing what’s best for the baby. There is a lot of information out there that is not correct and lots is misunderstood about the most natural act – breastfeeding your child. Think about both your baby’s and your own health. This site will help you do your research to make an informed decision.
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Baby-Led Weaning (Introducing solids)

Something I wish I’d known with my first to save myself hours spent on needlessly preparing these mushy things, freezing, spoon-feeding, and now I have myself a very picky eater who just hates food. With my second I chose this route and he started his solids around 8 months, when he clearly indicated he was interested in trying something else besides nursing. No pressure on my side, no forcing him to try things he didn’t want to try, no forced spoon-feedings. But guess what? He eats ANYTHING! I am not even kidding. He loves to eat, period. Definitely something every parent should know.
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