What if we could save the planet? Eco-friendly pitfalls and pickups from one parent to another


Last night, I thought about how I’ve been respecting the earth lately. Truthfully, I was not impressed. I have always had more eco-friendly ‘leanings’. Anyone who is remotely tuned in to the state of the environment is too. Here’s a debriefer, if you need to review: http://www.greenfacts.org/en/digests/state-of-the-environment.htm Foodwise? I was a vegetarian bordering on a…

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Day Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother


If you are new to this series of posts by Carrie of the Parenting Passageway (http://theparentingpassageway.com), please refer to my note on my previous post under Education, which links to Day One, Part Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother https://faymeling.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/day-one-part-two-twenty-days-toward-being-a-more-mindful-mother/ . Thanks! -Fay Meling Day Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother.

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Day One, Part Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother


I just came across this lovely blog on parenting by Carrie of the Parenting Passageway. Carrie is “a certified neonatal and pediatric physical therapist, lay breastfeeding counselor, board-certified lactation consultant and positive parenting and homeschool consultant, Carrie has observed, worked with and counseled thousands of families.” ( http://theparentingpassageway.com/about/) Carrie has written a series of entries that…

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The Gift of Welcome


My daughter started a new class yesterday. What a strange adventure the last few weeks have been! While the challenges of kindergarten may seem trivial to some from the outside, those who have children or have experience dealing with ‘little people’ know how truly devastating an on-going, non-positive experience in a child’s first year of…

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