I missed Sunday Surf last week because I was getting together the Gentle Discipline Fair materials for May. Here is some of the great stuff I read this week! You can always see what I’m reading at my Google Reader Public Page. Visit Authentic Parenting for more Sunday Surfing!
- À La Carte Avec Bébé @ The Accidental Pharmacist -“The Accidental Pharmacist’s 10 Commandments of Dining out with Baby”
- in my daughter’s eyes… @ living peacefully with children -warning. grab a hankie.
- Fuel for Your Cells @ The Blog of Dr. Josh Axe – Much of human health boils down to “Toxicity and Deficiency” in our cells.
- Instead vs. DivaCup for your menstrual cup needs @ Hobo Mama – A very frank review of some Eco feminine hygiene products
- NPFP Guest Post: No Jabs, Please @ Raising My Boychick – To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, that is the question. Very open minded, non-judgmental comments.
- Public school? Private school? Homeschooling? Unschooling? @ PhD in Parenting – I don’t agree with many of Annie’s pros and cons but this is a very good piece and the discussion that ensued was terrific and eye opening.
- “Promise Me You Won’t Die On The Operating Table.” @ My OB said WHAT?!? – I’m still really enjoying this site. This one about killed me – I mean who says that??
- Parenting: a full time job? @ Authentic Parenting -I agree that language is all important. I’ve often felt this with marriage as well. If we define something as “hard work” then how does that effect how we do it?
- Antibiotics and Agriculture @ Strocel.com – The problem with routinely dosing animals with antibiotics is that it contributes to antibiotic resistance.
- Sun Sensibility – Better Than Sunscreen @ Green and Natural Parenting – Safe sun or sunscreen?
- Sometimes you have to judge other parents @ Viva la Feminista – I’ve said this before (only less eloquently)
- “Have you ever had to massage anyone… gross? Or creepy?” @ Raising My Boychick – Arwyn is in school to become a massage therapist and offers her view on this oft-asked question. From my comment on the post:
Concentrating on letting go of my notion that the therapist is thinking I”m “gross” is one of the benefits of massage in my opinion. The first few massages I got it took nearly the whole hour to relax and stop worrying about it. Now I only have occasional moments of self-doubt. I really think this moment of thoughtful, human touch has helped me love my body.
Honestly if the therapist IS thinking I’m gross it is more about them than it is about me. But, in my experience I think that a therapist without a reverence for the beauty of the human body wouldn’t be a very good therapist. I almost think you’d know. It is such a – I want to say – worshipful experience to me. I’ve told my therapist before that what she offers is so much more than “relaxation” or “a spa experience.” It really forces me to LOVE my body which has not always been easy for me.
- Changing Our Parenting Language @ The Parenting Passageway – So, let’s re-name temper tantrums once and for all. I think “Connection Crisis” sums it up. Your child needs you.
- Breastfeeding and Bathrooms Do Not Mix from Code Name: Mama – “My vote for Post of the year”
- I just say no to ultrasounds for my unborn babies. from PARENTING FREEDOM
- Inquisition Monday from the bee in your bonnet