Two posts in one day — yowza!
This week is a really fun one. There's a Natural Parents Network Team meetup in Kansas City this weekend, but we West Coasters were feeling left out, so we're having our own little get-together today in Seattle.
(P.S. If you volunteer for NPN, your service comes with instant friends! It rocks.)
So Amy from Anktangle and Arpita (R-pith-a, as I have learned it's pronounced!) from Up, Down & Natural are at this very moment in my living room. I love it!
I will take loads of new pictures today, but here's one of Amy & me from this summer.
A bunch of us NPNers will be linking up posts on our visit this Thursday, so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, tomorrow will see Part 2 of my working-from-home saga, this next installment dealing more with the gender inequities we (I) have set up and how I feel about that. (That's the problem with asking me anything — you sometimes get more answer than you were bargaining for.)
The next day, Tuesday, is the Carnival of Natural Parenting! Sam will be guest posting a followup to his allowance article, and I will be guest posting on Natural Parents Network about how parenting and working from home intersect.
Good week, eh?
On to the links!
Hey, how'd Amber sneak in to our home to copy down our design?
Home birth video for Daddy in AfghanistanAnd now you've had a good laugh, I'll end with a video that will make you cry if you're a sap like I am.
I can't imagine birthing without my husband near. But I have to say the screen that most got to me was when the mother's in the birth tub, overwhelmed with transition, and suddenly there are half a dozen women and girls around the tub. Just that vision of sisterly support — I seriously am crying like a fool typing these words. I'm grateful for the Natural Parents Network Team gathering this weekend: for women, for fellow mothers, who can come around each other when we need community, to be our tribe. May you be blessed with strong women to come around you when you need them.
Feel free to enter your own carnivals or find some to write for!
From Natural Parents Network, in a week on holistic health
- Peacefully Parenting During Illness Or Injury
- Wordless Wednesday: Holistic Health
- Essential Oil Remedies for Children
- Holistic Health Practices For The Cold Season
- Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Healthy Kids: Happy Mama
I've taken moderation off, so you should see your submission right away. If you need anything changed, just let me know and I can edit it.
Current giveaways around here
You can find more shared items during the week at my public Google Reader recommendations feed.
Check out Authentic Parenting, Baby Dust Diaries, Anktangle, Navelgazing, Momma Jorje, I Thought I Knew Mama, Enjoy Birth, A Domesticated Woman's Adventures (various), Fabulous Mama Chronicles, Kelly Hogaboom (Fridays), The Parent Vortex (weekends), Ichigo Means Strawberry, TouchstoneZ, Hippie Housewife (Saturdays), Multiple Musings, Motherhood Moments, Mama and Baby Love, and A Little Bit of All of It for more Sunday Surfing! (If you also participate in a regular link list, whether on Sunday or not, let me know and I'll add your link.)
Feel free to add your recommendations in the comments. Happy reading!