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Why do toddlers tantrum? Can they share? A podcast interview with the author of How Todders Thrive

  What is going on inside the toddler brain?Can toddlers share?Why do they throw tantrums, and what should parents do about them?Can toddlers have empathy when they’re so busy developing themselves?Should we intervene in sibling fights?Why are limits important, and how does that square with a hands-off parenting… Continue Reading >




Your tips for soothing teething pain

Teething can be a trying experience - for both your baby and you!  The fussiness, drooling, and sleep disturbance some babies experience - not to mention the discomfort - can make this a difficult time.Fortunately there are many remedies for teething pain, and we collected many from you on our Facebook page.  Here are some of our… Continue Reading >




Growing a simple kids’ container herb garden

If there’s one thing we love more than growing herbs, it’s growing herbs with kids!Gardening with kids is fun and educational, but if you’re not already a green thumb you might feel a bit intimidated, or maybe confused about where to start.So here’s our guide to creating the simplest of simple herb container gardens with kids!What… Continue Reading >




Children's books on babywearing!

A while back we posted a long list of children’s books about breastfeeding.  We thought we’d follow it up with a list of books that depict babywearing!  There are far fewer, but they’re a great addition to a natural parenting children’s book library.Carry Me is a board book depicting babywearing around the world.  With rhyming text and a… Continue Reading >




Why is the C-section rate so high?  A podcast interview with the author of Cut It Out

What are the key factors driving recent record high cesarean section rates in the U.S.?  And what are the consequences for the health of mothers and babies?In our new podcast interview we spoke with Dr. Theresa Morris, author of Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America. Continue Reading >




Natural remedies for morning sickness

Note: Talk with your health care provider about any supplements and treatments you are considering for morning sickness.*What causes morning sickness?Morning sickness is generally thought to be caused by the rapid change in hormonal levels that occurs during the first weeks of pregnancy. Other causes of morning sickness may include low… Continue Reading >