"Mama working on the computer," portrait by Mikko
Yup, yup, this Surf is late. We'll just go on to the links, then:
Carnival news:Submissions for the October Carnival of Natural Parenting are due in two days: this Tuesday, October 2.
Instilling a Healthy Self-Image: How do you instill a healthy self-image in your children? What do they learn from the way you treat and talk about your own body and others? Share confessions, wisdom, goals, or research you've done. Submission deadline: October 2. Carnival posting: October 9.See our Call for Submissions post for full details.
The Festival of Food is also seeking submissions, due Oct. 12. Hybrid Rasta Mama & Diary of a First Child are hosting.
Highlights:I encourage you to take a look at a couple recent posts:
Let's push for better maternal health for all mothers
Become a Birth Partner with The Shanti Uganda Society and help bring midwifery-based, women-centered care to teens, women, and infants in vulnerable communities in Uganda. I love that they host prenatal education, a birth center, prevention of HIV transmission, a community garden, and even reusable menstrual pad kits for teen girls! Support this incredible organization.
Babywearing extravaganza: Resource roundup from our NPN volunteers
We've got all kinds of babywearing links here! Bookmark this post for information on safety, different types of carriers, babywearing in special situations, and the benefits of babywearing.