Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Surf: Natural Parents Network edition

Welcome to the Sunday Surf, a tour of the best blogposts I've read throughout the week.

boys at Panda Express smiling in monkey shirts
Two monkeys
Not sure why it's so hard to get Sunday Surf done around here lately. It's after 10 p.m. here and this is the first time this weekend I've had a chance to write.

Next weekend we'll be traveling, so I'm not making any promises for getting right back on track…

Mikko is super excited about our road trip. We're driving to California for a family wedding. We'll see how two kiddos do in the car for so long, but I'm excited about it in general. Any tips to pass along? Places to stop between Seattle and San Francisco? Car-ride distractions? Hotel-living advice? Ideas for cloth diapering and ECing on the run?

Since I couldn't get into Natural Parents Network last week (server hiccup), I've decided to devote the space to catching you up on what's been going on at NPN!

(The last set I stole from Anktangle, because I wasn't able to grab them myself! If you look at the slide in her post, it's the first one Mikko went down as well at about that age, in our nearby playground. Or maybe he was older. He's not that athletically inclined, heh heh. I remember being just as excited, too!)

Carnival & bloghop news:

It was Carnival of Natural Parenting week, and we had a wonderful variety of positive birth stories — C-sections, unmedicated births, medicated births, homebirths, hospital births, unattended births — you name it. Some of us are healing from painful experiences, and some of us look back with wholehearted joy, but either way we all found something to appreciate and love in our birth journeys. Please read and enjoy the many links.

It's time again for the NPN Blog Hop!

The theme is Summer Fun for Children, and it's hosted at ChildOrganics.

Hop on over this week to link up your new and old posts on the subject! You have until next Sunday, June 24.

Giveaways & promotions:

Giveaway: Everyday Minerals - $41 ARV {6.23; US/Can}
Lauren B., an NPN volunteer, reviewed this lovely makeup line for us. This is my favorite makeup brand, truly, so I'm excited to cohost this giveaway. Enter now to win a starter set of base, blush, and two eyeshadows — whee!
Look — a very cute, different Lauren! Modeling Everyday Minerals.
Find lots of other wonderful giveaways at my Natural parenting giveaways linky! Add your own, and enter some good ones.

I also have this interesting promotion going on with BlogHer and Living Positively:

What's your favorite park? Vote to make it America's favorite!
You have through July 15 to campaign for your favorite park to win a substantial grant. It's a great deal, and an opportunity for some community-driven activism!

Enjoying our favorite park!

Surf with us:

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaWe love following along with fellow Sunday Surfers. If you have your own post of reading links to share, please link up your post on Hobo Mama or on Authentic Parenting. The linky will go live every Sunday, and you can link up any day that week. If Sunday doesn't work for you but you do a links list another day, feel free to play along. You only need to add your post to one of the sites, and the linky will automatically show up on both sites.

You can get the Sunday Surf button by Jenna Designs and some code to add to your post from my Sunday Surf page.

Check out previous editions for good reading, and you can find more shared items during the week at my Tumblr blog, Hobo Mama's Shared Items.

This linky list is now closed.


Unknown said...

Lauren, did you see my recent post about traveling with kids? It is aimed at car travel - not sure if that is the route you are taking.

Unknown said...

Lauren, did you see my recent post about traveling with kids? It is aimed at car travel - not sure if that is the route you are taking.

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