Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Surf: Nurse-ins and humor

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

It's been nice to have a little time off for the holidays. Hope you've enjoyed the end of 2012 and the start of 2013!

Our good camera died Christmas Eve, but here are a couple cell phone pics from Christmas morning:

brothers playing arcade game
A satisfied survey of the loot

brothers playing arcade game
Happy baby with his new doll ring sling from RainbowSouffle

Not only have I not been writing since Christmas, but I haven't been reading, either. This is kind of a random assortment of fun things that came across my radar, so here goes:

Carnival news:

Submissions for the January Carnival of Natural Parenting on the timely topic of Recovering From the Holidays are due this Tuesday, Jan. 8:

Calling for submissions for the January Carnival of Natural Parenting!
Theme: Recovering From the Holidays: Whatever holidays you celebrate in the fall and winter, they can take their toll on our mental health, house upkeep, and budget with travel, gift-making/buying/giving, and related stress. What stories or tips can you share about recovering from the holidays?
Because we moved it off a week, we'll be taking off February. Our full topic schedule through the summer is here:

Carnival of Natural Parenting: Upcoming topics

And, make sure you sign up for the Parenting Blog Carnival Calendar:

The parenting blog carnival calendar: Keep track of upcoming writing opportunities!
As a writer, you no longer have to memorize due dates for the blogging carnivals you love. Notifications will come right to your Google Calendar and inbox!

As a carnival host, you can snag more participants and keep them apprised of due dates and themes!

Check out upcoming carnivals in the calendar below, and click the "plus" button at the bottom to add it to your Google account.

To add carnivals to the calendar, see the static page with an email form that takes you step by step through submitting your carnival information. Any carnivals on topics of interest to natural parenting bloggers are welcome.

From Pinterest:

Follow me on Pinterest to enjoy sharing pins! Here are some of my favorite recent pins:

Clearly we need this, given our dearth o' bedrooms:

DIY- three-level bunk beds.
DIY- three-level bunk beds.

Yeah I didnt know I could knit either
Heh heh heh.

Happy belated Twelfth Night, all!

The Twelve Days of Natural Parenting >> Hobo Mama
The Twelve Days of Natural Parenting >> Hobo Mama

We'd also love to have you follow Natural Parents Network on Pinterest and join us on our group boards: If you want to post your own or others' posts about a Slice of Life, Naturally, or Healthy Eating and Living, simply email ShannonH {at} with your Pinterest username to be added to the boards.

From Natural Parents Network:


It's the $3 Clearance Event at BabyLegs!

All clearance styles from last year are being cleaned out — get your favorites at a great price before they're gone!

The Tea Collection Semi-Annual Sale is on — and it just got bigger! New items have been added, giving you even more opportunities to get up to 50% off the cutest children's clothes.

While you're there, poke around in the arrivals — the new spring collection is inspired this year by South Africa!

Want some new address labels?

Enjoy $2 off any roll label order at Ends 01.31.13

The sale is on sale at Shabby Apple! Get 20% off the already reduced prices, sitewide, with code NewYears.

Dresses from Shabby Apple

Lots of gifts to be grateful for? Get 50% off thank-you cards at Amy Adele!

Amy Adele offers flat and folded thank-you cards for kids, women, and families. You can customize them with fill-in text as we did to make writing thank-yous with kids super easy!


Giveaway: EC Simplified Plus Package, Infant Potty Training Made Easy – $47 ARV {1.19; Worldwide}

Find more amazing giveaways at my Natural parenting giveaways linky! Add your own giveaways, and enter to win:

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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.

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