The Good & Bad of TIME Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover

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The Good & Bad of TIME Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover TIME Magazine’s new breastfeeding cover has people up in arms and it’s easy to see why.  Not only is she nursing a toddler, a known taboo in much of American culture, but she’s also sexed up in tight pants and a killer confident pose that almost […]

My Daughter Does Not Care, So Why Should I?

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My daughter does not care, so why should I? My daughter doesn’t care if I take a shower every day. My daughter doesn’t notice if my curly hair is a crazy mess or if every hair is in place. My daughter doesn’t mind if my eyebrows need shaping. My daughter doesn’t care if I am […]

Get Creative with Lisa Loeb & Crayola in a LIVE Video Chat!

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Want to chat LIVE with a cool celebrity mom? Here’s your chance!  Crayola wants every child to experience creative and imaginative play, so they’re inviting parents “Inside the Crayon Box,” for a series of special live chats with celebs and experts that they hope will inspire you to get creative with your little ones.  Parents […]

Mommy Jingles {Review & Giveaway}

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What is Mommy Jingles? Towards the end of 2010, I got a little giveaway happy and was entering giveaways right and left. They were all for products or services that I genuinely was interested in but a lot were things that I had never heard of or come across in my internet travels. I started […]

Gentle Discipline: Some Helpful Alternatives to Spanking

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Over the last few months, we’ve had some interesting discussions on Multicultural Familia about spanking and other punishments.  The first was a discussion on outdated parenting styles and secondly, a look into cultural relevance in discipline styles.  In each post, there were questions the about the use of physical punishment in general but also these […]

Babywearing for Newbies (Part 4): Babywearing Safety

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In part one of Babywearing for the Newbie, I provided you with a history of babywearing, in part two I discussed the advantages and benefits of babywearing, and in part three I looked at the different babywearing options/carriers available. Now that you are well versed in the basics, let’s look at some basic babywearing safety […]

Physical Punishment and Its Cultural Relevance

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  Now that my daughter is entering the infamous ‘terrible twos’ I’ve been thinking a lot about physical punishment and all that we know today about what kind of impact it has on children to various extents. I am reflecting on this because I grew up in an environment where corporal punishment was (and still […]

Babywearing For Newbies (Part 3): Types of Carriers

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In part one of Babywearing for the Newbie, I provided you with a history of babywearing and in part two I discussed the advantages and benefits of babywearing. Now that you are well versed in the basics, let me take you on a tour of the types of babywearing options as well as some basic […]

Babywearing for Newbies (Part 2): Benefits of Babywearing

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Welcome back to our series in babywearing! In part one I gave you a brief history of babywearing. Now, let us look at some of the benefits of babywearing both for the child and the parents. Ask any baby wearing parent or caregiver what they see as the advantages of babywearing and you will probably […]

Is Your Parenting Style Outdated?

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Did you know that giving a child a ‘Time Out’ is actually considered a bad thing? Yes, just as quickly as our children grow up so is the way of parenting techniques. Just a few years ago everyone was talking about ‘the naughty stool’. It was a trend, a skill to be perfected and executed immediately. We watched from […]

Babywearing for Newbies (Part 1): History

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Babywearing was something I knew nothing about when I got pregnant yet it seemed so natural to me. I often wondered why more mothers didn’t wear their babies. From an outsiders perspective it just seemed liked the practical thing to do when it came to keeping your hands free and baby safe and secure. Little […]