This, this is such a powerful and important expression. I think we forget that we are raising our future. That means that it is in our hands. The way we raise and the way we treat out children today, will determine how the world will be in the future. So lets teach our children to love, be kind and gentle. Let’s teach our children that it is okay to have big emotions. Explain why we cant do certain things, explain, explain and explain. If you just say no and yell and scream at our children they are not going to learn, why. Let’s teach out children that it is so much more powerful to talk and to express ourselves than violence. “Toughening up” our children is not going to do anything more than make this place a little more nasty. It dose not have to be. I am not raising my son to be a ‘sook’ or ‘bubble wrapping him’ I am raising a beautiful and kind young man who will always know how loved he is and how to love back. How to express himself. I am raising the future, and so are you. Let’s change it. #normalizegentleparenting #gentleparenting #pea#peacefulnting #positiveparenting #naturalparenting #par#parentings #parenting #babies #toddlers #children #childhood #parenthood #raisingthefuture #kindparenting #happyhippy #peaceful #raisingkids
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While cosleeping isn't for every family, it has many benefits for the infant and mother. ✨ Respiratory rate. Newborns aren't able to regulate their own breathing. When cosleeping, their body tunes into their mother's breathing and it stimulates a more steady breathing pattern for baby. ✨ Temperature. Having them next to you helps regulate their body temperature so that they don't become too hot or too cold. ✨ Heart rate. The presence of another person in the room significantly improves babies heart rate and blood pressure. ✨ Breastfeeding. They closer baby is the easier it is to breastfeed in demand without getting out of bed. ✨ Bonding. Sleeping snuggled together at night can be a precious time to bond with your little one. ✨ Independence. This may seem contradictory but cosleeping actually promotes independence by contributing to a feeling of security and reducing overall anxiety. . . . #Repost @takebackpostpartum ・・・ "This one 💛Papa snapped during a peaceful cat nap. Five day old Thea Simone and still swollen Mama. So teeny tiny. It still amazes me that we've only known each other for such a short time and yet the connection feels like a lifetime." @katsdownunderthestars #motherandchild #birthwithoutfear #takebackpostpartum #oxytocinvibes #doula #jacksonvilledoula #floridadoula #jaxmomlife #jaxfla #stafla #staugustinedoula #naturalbirth #hospitalbirth #waterbirth #bellybirth #birthisbeautiful #doulasupport #birthsupport #birthteam #womensupportingwomen #naturalparenting #intuitiveparenting #attachmentparenting #gentleparenting #honeysuckledoula
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🌙this is sweet little Genevieve and she's holding what I'm guessing was very her first modeling ad! Right there on that @ecopiggy box 🌸how awesome and adorable is that?! Was just thrilled to meet this little famous babe & her family @kls2288 while they were in shopping for tiny #carhartt bibs today 💗lord knows we LOVE those around here 🙌🏼 don't worry, I was sure to tell her how much we loooove these #naturalrubber #binks too👌🏻🌿🍼🌙🙏🏻👶🏼 great to meet you, G! . . . . #eco#ecopiggy #naturalrubbersoother #naturalrubberpacifier #naturalpacifier #toxinfree #naturalparenting #organic #earthfriendly #ecofriendly #eco #granolababies #allnatural #binkie #binkies #binky #selfsoothing #pnwkids #oregonkids #gorgegrown #hoodriverkids #cutiepiekiddos
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You think it’s weird to breastfeed 🤱🏾 a baby over 1 year old? Tell me more about the cow 🐄 boob milk in your fridge 😒 📸@my4crayons
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I'm not bothered! 🤤 ▪▪▪ #myangel #waterguns #2yearsold
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Shirts are available in my shop! 5 shirts left ❤
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#TBT: it’s so weird to remember them this little. It was just 2.5 years ago. It doesn’t even seem like it was that long ago, but it goes by so quickly. When The baby slept 20 hours a day and our big girl’s little voice sounds like her sister’s voice does now. How quickly we let day by day go by and worry about not enough time in a day or upset with how something is cleaned up. Constantly wishing the day away until it’s bedtime. I’m working this year on just being more. Just being around. Just being in the moment. Just being able to let go and let them live. It hasn’t been perfect, I’m a work in progress, but I pray that by the time another 2.5 years goes by that I feel better about how we’ve lived. 💜💜
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built to last + stylish + a learning tool. Introducing the MINISTACKERS now live on it website for preorder. These will debut at our first market of 2018 at @littlemodernmarket in 4 weeks. 5 different shapes on 1 stacker.
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Roscoe-Jones Family of 🖐🏿 👩🏾👨🏾👧🏾👦🏾👶🏾
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Better late than never! 🤷🏾‍♀️ Took these two months ago, days before we became a family of 5 🤰🏾👨🏾👧🏾👦🏾
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Repost #gen#gentleparenting_memes ・・・ Let’s celebrate the needs you’ve met and NOT punished! Feel free to share below 💕 #gentleparenting_memes [Quote: #marjizee Original Image: #gentleparenting_kirsty ] ------------------------------------------------ #NORMALIZEGENTLEPARENTING#NORMALISEGENTLEPARENTING#parenting#gentleparenting#peacefulparenting#parents#babies#toddlers#children#attachmentparenting#positiveparenting#peacefulparenting#respectfulparenting#naturalparenting#consciousparenting#parentingbook *Pls respect the work of the authors, photographers & creators, do not crop or edit memes when sharing. ©2017 Gentle Parenting Memes. 😍Inspirational product link in my profile! 📚 -----------------------------------------------
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How grocery shopping looks these days😆 Look closely enough or swipe and you’ll see the entire bottom of the stroller is packed💪🏻 . I don’t like going alone once Nathan is home because that’s time I’m missing out on with him. So, I choose to trudge along with these two bunnies and make it work. I even went with a meal plan this time, friends!!🙌🏻😅 . This City Select @babyjogger was one big investment we made when Alastair Wild came along and it’s been a serious life saver. And no, this is #notanad 😏 Just that obsessed and impressed. I mean, on big shopping trips, I can fit $200 worth of groceries pre-bagging AND bagged under this baby. We call it our Mary Poppins stroller🌂 Today was slightly more of a challenge because I used my new cotton produce bags my bro and sis got me for Christmas! Cutting out more of that one-time plastic use! But we still worked it out with a banana bunch on Harbor’s lap and Alastair holding a beloved can of olives😂 . I love my little circus🤹🏼‍♀️ . . . #mommingsohard #somanysquatsunloading #strollerlife #yesisuredostillstuffmy5yearoldintheretoshop .
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Last few days of school holidays here.. the little greenies had a fabulous time strawberry picking at @ashbernfarms Stanthorpe last week. 🍓🍓🍓 . Love the value they get from learning where their food comes from and picking their own strawberries. Even Mum had fun 😉
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We had a markedly better day today. This morning was almost perfect after a night of connection and me really paying close attention to Esme. Taking time to look her in the eyes and listen to what was going on in her world. She and I cuddled on my bed and talked. Those moments made all the difference this morning. When she woke up I made sure to reconnect with her for a few minutes at least. We moved though our hectic morning with no problems and she even stayed off of her phone on the car ride to school. Connection = Compliance/Flexibility #laparents #parenting #parentingcoach #love #beautiful #quote #humanity #mom #momlife #motherhood #dad #dadlife #fatherhood #consciousparenting #naturalparenting #peacefulparenting #peaceandparenting #attachmentparenting #handinhandparenting #teen #tween #toddler #baby #children #kids #cosleeeping #babywearing #breastfeeding
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Ok but when did this kid get so grown up?!
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Dinnertime 🥘
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We are inspired by all moms alike, strong moms, healthy moms, fighter moms and moms as creative as @the_life_of_aivax
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#MomTribe is back!! ☺️ Bring your knowledge, questions, curiosity, myths, Grandma-isms...whatever you think of when you think natural parenting. New moms, expecting moms and experienced moms....You’re all invited! Light refreshments will be served. (Note: This is a meet up, not a workshop. There will be a few experienced “natural parenting moms” to help answer questions.) #naturalparenting
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It might be Summer but our Arctic Fox print is looking hot! Hand-illustrated artwork by @patternsabuzz exclusively for Designer Bums! Available in nappies and matching accessories 🦊
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This is she. My daughter, my light, my love. Today I'm embracing the now, the magic that is being mummy to this sweet 3 year old. - I'll be back tomorrow with a blog post on 'A Doable Detox Routine'. Happy Friday lovelies, may your hearts be at peace xx - - - - #mypetitepantry #mindfulliving #beingthree #naturalparenting #simpleliving #theartofslowliving #crunchymama #inthemoment #allergymum #mylove #mummydaughtertime #organicliving #lowtoxliving #embracethenow #happyfriday
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Thank you for all your support and prayers for Levi 🙏 When I first had kids 🤰I had a basic knowledge of the importance of our immune system! As I grew in my journey of motherhood 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 I continued to discover the importance of supporting that immune system! In that last few years I have finally found ways to truly support those immune systems! This little guy has croup 😷 but because he has a strong immune system, it is barely effecting him!🤩 Besides the one night of coughing and a little less energy, he is great ..... The nasty #flu bug has been swarming around us and there has been just a few of us that caught it and it ended up quite minor, only lasting a day or two! These strong immune systems are a result of what we are putting in our bodies and what we are NOT putting in our bodies! The entire family is on the best multivitamins and probiotics I have found! We use essential oils, herbs and foods! Having a strong immune system doesn’t mean you won’t get sick, especially with little ones around, but it means that your body will be stronger to fight 🥊 What do you do to build a strong immune system ❓#immunesystem #healthykids #nos#nosickdaysoms #nosickdays #buildingimmunity #homeschool #momlife #naturalparenting #authenticparenting #fam#familylife #family #momtribe #dogmom #newpuppy #puppylove
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Let’s just say— Need a little spicyin things up in the bedroom?! These 2 together + a drop or 2 of peppermint will leave you + your man wanting more. 🙈✨😍
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It has been a strange and difficult week. Yet this morning I was given a moment of clarity while watching Bee play with felt animals. She placed her pigs in the sky, as if it were the most natural part of the landscape for them to inhabit, no explanation necessary, that's suddenly where those pigs belonged. There is such deep truth in a child's play: not everything stays where you can reach it, but that doesn't mean they aren't in the right place.
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Midwinter adventures... ❄️🛷 playing in the snow with the littlest while older kiddos are at school. ❤️ #canada #canadianwinter #rainorshine #getoutside #freshsnow #naturalparenting #farmlife #outdoorplay #blessed #northernlife #northernchild #midwinter #siberiancanadians #bundleup
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•A F R I C A U P D A T E• Dad has sent me some pics and an update from Tanzania this week. They've visited lots more artisan craft groups and he says they've eaten ripe mangos and pomegranates straight from the trees and fried whole tilapia straight from the lake. Delicious! He sent through one really striking photo though - and especially interesting if you're at all interested in #bab#babywearing. Caught my interest particularly (I'm a babywearing consultant) because in the U.K. it's really only adults/parents who wear their babies. This little girl is 7 (yep, 7!) and is quite happily wearing her 12 month old little brother in a beautiful woven wrap, on her back. Makes you think doesn't it, are we Westerners missing a trick? Maybe we should be trusting our older children with the childcare of the younger ones a bit more. Maybe babycare is not the sole responsibility (burden?!?) of the parents. Would need to be supervised of course but I think there's a whole host of benefits to involving older kids a bit more in babycare - perhaps even helping them to babywear!? Maybe parenthood wouldn't come as such a massive culture shock if we were just used to caring for babies from an earlier age. Thoughts welcome but an interesting observation from the heart of Africa I thought 👶🏼 . . . #africa #babywearing #naturalparenting #anthropologynerd #attachmentparenting #babywearingrocks #babywearingconsultant
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Nectar🌸👶🏽🌺
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Y’all, it is hard to do ANYTHING with a toddler. It took me a ridiculous number of tries to get a photo where you could actually see these oils. 😂 Btw, I got all of this for free with my rewards points...and I just ran out of dishwasher detergent today #nailedit #ilovefreestuff #wahm
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Such a powerful message that impacts everyone for life, as does the opposite message. Choose positivity. 💟 #childhoodmatters #YOUmatter #gentleparenting_memes [Quote: @janeparenting2 Original Image: @gumbootsbythesea - thank you! ] ------------------------------------------------ #NORMALIZEGENTLEPARENTING#NORMALISEGENTLEPARENTING#parenting#gentleparenting#peacefulparenting#parents#babies#toddlers#children#attachmentparenting#positiveparenting#peacefulparenting#respectfulparenting#naturalparenting#consciousparenting#parentingbook *Pls respect the work of the authors, photographers & creators, do not crop or edit memes when sharing. ©2017 Gentle Parenting Memes. 😍Gentle Parenting product link in my profile! 📚 -----------------------------------------------
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Let’s celebrate the needs you’ve met and NOT punished! Feel free to share below 💕 #gentleparenting_memes [Quote: @marjizee Original Image: @gentleparenting_kirsty ] ------------------------------------------------ #NORMALIZEGENTLEPARENTING#NORMALISEGENTLEPARENTING#parenting#gentleparenting#peacefulparenting#parents#babies#toddlers#children#attachmentparenting#positiveparenting#peacefulparenting#respectfulparenting#naturalparenting#consciousparenting#parentingbook *Pls respect the work of the authors, photographers & creators, do not crop or edit memes when sharing. ©2017 Gentle Parenting Memes. 😍Inspirational product link in my profile! 📚 -----------------------------------------------
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When your little man has hay fever, rubbing nose and sneezing. Love, love rubbing my all natural breath easy on his chest at night. This beautiful blend has peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon and smells Devine. Plus I’ll pop a few drops in the diffuser to enhance and help him breath better and open his airways. . . . #wellbeingmumma #naturalparenting #nontoxicremedies #essentialoils #hayfeverremedy
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🌞sunrise 🌞 hubby checks in on how we slept last night about now every morning ... he gets up at 2.30am for work !! Welllllll he sends this !! His working view for the morning 😍😍 #sunrise #love #light
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One of my favourite herbs, Schisandra 🌿 If you missed my insta story the other day there's a new post up on the blog about adaptogens for overwhelm and exhaustion (link in profile). Schisandra help to fight fatigue, boost energy and concentration, act as a tonic and decrease stress hormones in the blood. It is also increases liver detoxification and acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. What a useful little berry! 💛 Have you tried adaptogen herbs before? #herbalmedicine
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when your great love 😍 spoils you with an oven, because he sees how much you miss baking with your girls .... 💖 you try new tasty healthy baking! chocolate cake almost whole 30 proof 🤗 #hiddenvegetables wanneer je grote liefde 😍 jou verwend met een oventje, omdat hij ziet hoeveel je bakken met je meisjes mist.... 💖probeer je nieuwe lekkere gezonde baksel uit! chocolade taart bijna whole 30 proof 🤗 #verborgengroenten
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Sneaking a last minute #bab#babipurchallenge entry in for this week (obviously I can't win). . This weeks challenge theme is clothing from @bab@babipur so when I came across this photo just now I thought I'd share it. . Two little cuties wearing @piccalillyuk clothing from @babipur . . . . . . . #lovebabipur #babipur #piccalilly #organicclothing #gotscertified #whomademyclothes #myhappycapture #mumofboys #fairtrade #fairtradefashion #letthembelittle #naturalparenting #simplychildren #motherhoodunplugged #brothers
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Catch me rubbing all of these all over myself 🤤
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♥♥So Excited! We are dropping off our donation for the Hampton Roads Mom Prom 2018. We will be offering a diaper package to be used in the silent auction. All of the money raised from the auction will benefit CHKD Children's Hospital.♥♥ As you all know, CHKD has been wonderful for our family and taking care of baby dragon and her many complicated health issues the first six months of her life. We are thankful for them and support them in every way we can. 🐉🎉 #hrm#hrmomprom #ham#hamptonroads #hrmomprom #hamptonroadsmomprom #chkd #clothlife #clothdiapers #silentauction #makeclothmainstream #wahm #smallbusiness #shoplocal #momowned #militaryowned #naturalparenting #ecofriendly #charitablecause #givingback #norfolk #hampton #newportnews #yorktown #virginia #babydragon #reflux #mspi #colic #fluffydragondiapers
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MORNINGTON PENINSULA BUSH PLAYGROUP II 🐚🍃 . Here’s Alison and our lovely Mornington Peninsula playgroup enjoying a Story after a bush walk at Arthurs Seat. So many wonderful things to explore and learn about. . Join us for our Arthurs Seat & Mushroom Reef Sanctuary bush & beach playgroups starting in 2 weeks! 🐠🦀💦 . Bookings via link in bio. . #ecoexplorers #ecoexplorersaustralia #bushplaygroup #bushkinder #mornington #morningtonpeninsula #morningtonbeach #arthurseat #rye #dromana #rosebud #arthursseatlookout #seawinds #mountmartha #mounteliza #redhill #somers #flinders #balnarring #balnarringbeach #mushroomreef #naturalparenting #frankston
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Mangos don't stand a chance in my house, I need a couple trees 😄 #Vegan #Veganfood #VeganKids #VeganBabies #WhatVegansEat
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#tbt of Our Red Rush | Organic Infant Lounge Bed ❤️ ... Gender-neutral 💙💗 . . Should we restock ???🤔 . . Visit our website www.thebabycomfort.com #TheBabyComfort #Mum #mumlife #bab#baby #bab#babyboy #babybump #sleepybaby #musthave #mumbai #baby #mum#mummy #motherhood #dadlife #babybrother #babysister #parenting #nursery #mom#momdme #mummy #infant #firsttimemom #momlife #mom #newbornbaby #instababygirl #babyboy #organic #handcrafted #cosleeping #naturalparenting
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We love these classic and beautifully hand crafted triangle hardwood stacking rings. All natural and free of any chemicals, these stackers are such a fun learning activity. There are also tons of benefits, like developing hand-eye coordination, learning to control fingers, improving grasp, developing creativity and problem solving skills. Watch as little ones begin to understand shapes and sizes and depth perception. Playing with stackers also encourages them to sit up with more stability and builds confidence in their ability to do so. Oh, and they are as soft as butter! #woodentoys #woodenstacker #ecofriendlytoys #han#handcraftedtoys #madeintheusa #handcrafted #classicbaby #simpleparenting #naturalparenting #babydevelopment #nurturingcreativity #nochemicals #chemicalfree #nolead
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Cold days call for lots of coffee! I'm on cup... I can't even remember! 😂 Perfect day for my 'Does this coffee make me look alive?' tee from @thepinetorch! They have a new design and bundle (50% off) up NOW! You can use code 'MERYOGI' for an added discount! P.S. I HATE how short ams fat my legs look in jeans! Why do I ever put them on?! #Yog#Yogas for life! #Yoga girl problems! #OOTD #Coffee #WinterFashion . . . 🖤Boots by @aquaburns - Use Code VEGANBOOTS30 30% Off
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Crawl, swim, surf! If you go to the water everyday and keep very close, happy, fearless—very small children often learn to swim by default, by nature, by biofeedback and with the joy of self discovery. No water wings or other flotation “insurance” needed (except when you aren’t close by). Pointing out waves and teaching awareness is also key, and in Hawaii that almost goes with saying for ocean safety. Trusting a child will learn without being taught in a class with an instructor is a fun exercise in restraint as a parent! #naturalparenting #homeschoolmom #maui #learntoswim #trustnature #lovethebeach #swimlessons #getoutside
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