I have an addiction to my Google Reader. I love reading what other bloggers have written about topics like gentle parenting, mindful living, taking practices of Yoga and meditation on and off the mat, and even the occasional recipe or list of helpful experiences.
So to save you the time, I’m sharing some of my favorite blog posts and articles that I’ve come across that I think you’ll enjoy. I’m joining it up with Hobo Mama’s and Authentic Parenting’s Sunday Surf.
I’ve fallen way behind on my blog reading this month and haven’t shared as many of the outstanding posts I have managed to read this month. I was however pleased to participate in three gentle parenting related carnivals during February. I have chosen three from each carnival that represent a good sampling of the diversity of approaches the writers chose. The quality of every post means they are well worth reading and the nature of the carnivals is such that you can link to every post from the one you are reading. And I recommend that you read as many as your time allows.
The Family Size Carnival hosted by Jazzy Mama and City Kids Home Schooling:
- Economics of Family Size Kerry at City Kids Homeschooling uses an economic cost-benefit analysis to determine her family’s optimal size.
- Family Size Kelly at Becoming Crunchy shares how she has no idea what size her family will end up being; though she used to be sure, a few factors have recently come up to change everything.
- Is Adoption for Me? Christine at African Babies Don’t Cry shares why she would consider adoption as the socially responsible way to have a large family.
February Carnival of Natural Parenting: Respectful Interactions with Other Parents hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama:
- Mama Bashing — Lucy at Dreaming Aloud reflects on the hurt caused on the blogosphere by mama bashing and pleads for a more mindful way of dealing with differences.
- Nonviolent Communication and Unconditional Love — Wendylori at High Needs Attachment reflects on the choice to not take offense as the key to honest and open communication.
- 3 Tips for Interacting with Other Parents Respectfully When You Disagree with Them — Charise at I Thought I Knew Mama shares what she has learned about respectful interactions on her parenting journey.
February Authentic Parenting Carnival: Fostering Healthy Attachment hosted by Authentic Parenting and Mudpie Mama:
- List-Making Activities to Celebrate Family Connections — Dionna at Code Name: Mama shares some family list-making activities that will help you reflect on what you love about your family and can spark ideas for future family fun.
- The Evolution of Attachment: Parenting Without a Roadmap — Sheila at A Living Family reflects on her family’s recent generation of mothers and shares how she is working to make an evolutionary leap towards forming healthy attachment.
- Beyond Bookend Parenting — Marisa at Deliberate Parenting describes their efforts to maintain their toddler’s attachment to her working parent through play and routines throughout the day.
And one more Bonus Carnival that I did not participate in, but is a thoroughly entertaining read: I’m a Natural Parent…BUT hosted by The Artful Mama and Natural Parenting Network.
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