As a babywearing mom and connected parent, you can easily homeschool kids. Let me explain:
Any good mom is homeschooling before she sends her kids to school, whether she has thought about it that way or not.
You are speaking to, singing to, and playing with your baby.
You are exposing them to colors and shapes and sounds and textures. ‘
You take them on walks and to parks, and shopping and the zoo.
You spend time at the library reading, or pulling books off shelves, or doing baby/toddler library activities.
You point out birds and airplanes overhead. You take them to the beach and help them put their toes in the sand, and in the water.
They get older. You teach them to look both ways and hold your hand before crossing the street.
You still take them to the zoo and the park and the beach and the store. You show them how to choose apples that aren’t bruised. You teach them the names of all the different animals and where in the world they are from.
You read more books. You play hide and seek. You get them art supplies and do crafts or puzzles together. You bake cookies.
All of that is homeschooling.
It is age appropriate exploration. It is child led pursuits and a deepening understanding of the world.
If you do some of those things with your little kid, I can help show you how you can easily homeschool kids by continuing to do these kinds of things as your child gets older year by year and end up with a well educated child who hasn’t had their love of learning dulled and is set up to be able to follow their own dreams as an adult.
Would you be interested? Want to know how this could be possible?
As a single parent, money is always on your mind. Even if you’re earning a comfortable income now, as the sole provider you can’t help but worry about what would happen if you lost your job. Whether you need extra cash to make ends meet today or a back-up plan for peace of mind, a side gig is a great way to increase your family’s financial security. Read More
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Creating a costume that plays off the baby carrier is one we babywearing parents cannot resist! We get to show off our ingenuity and our babywearing skills; we get to reap all the benefits of keeping baby content and comfortable in the extra excitement of Halloween night; and now there is the added incentive of entering your babywearing costume in my contest to win a free woven wrap!
Over the years that I’ve been running this contest, I have amassed what I believe to be the greatest collection of babywearing costumes known to the internet. Read More
Guest Post by Kita Wolfe for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
When asked about our current pregnancy and why we call her our rainbow baby, I can’t help but wish that I could just walk away sometimes. But most of the time, I’m open and welcome to sharing a small part of how this baby came to us. A simple “we lost babies before her, she’s our rainbow after the storm!”, is usually how I leave it until they ask more questions.
Often, I’ll run into another mother who has recently lost a pregnancy and feels comfortable with sharing that information after I share mine. It makes me want to bawl. Read More
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya is both a children’s biography of the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize and a work of ecological and humanitarian inspiration that shows children that you can make a difference one person, one family, or one tree at a time. Read More
The push to normalize breastfeeding isn’t intended to embarrass or minimize the ways that any parents feed their babies. There are important reasons to normalize breastfeeding: breastfeeding can improve health in babies and mothers, can decrease infant mortality, and can ease poverty.
Another in my series of themed costumes for babywearers. This post highlights costumes with the baby as an inanimate objects. You would be surprised at the possibilities when you start brainstorming, and hopefully the pictures of these creative families will get the wheels turning for you! And be sure to submit a photo of your babywearing costume to my contest to possibly win a wrap!