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Earth Mamas and Papas: HOMEGROWN parenting

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Homemade baby food swap - love this idea! 1 Reply

Started by Cornelia. Last reply by Corinne Mockler Feb 18, 2014.

First purée foods for infants

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Comment by Penny V. on March 3, 2014 at 6:24pm

I fully understand. We've got a case of "Mommy is a Marine, Dad is a Designer" in our house. So I'm fine with my daughters being tomboys, or my sons deciding their favorite activities are tea parties, and so on.

I have decided long ago, to teach them all the same life skills, which in my mind, involves chores. You don't have to be a pro at everything, but for the sake of examples... if a bachelor can hem a pair of pants and sew a button, or a bachelorette can fix a leaky faucet, they're much more prepared for a life as adults, than if they've always only done "boy things" or "girl things", and never had to do chores.

Although I hope at least some of the kids inherit my affinity with animals. It'd be nice to have a sidekick or few around the farm. We already know Peanut likes horses, and they like him or her back. The first kick I felt was when the baby kicked a horse that was nuzzling my belly. Good thing Oz is a good natured boy, he thought it was a fun game and tried to incite a new kick from my belly with some more nuzzling. Since then, horses I've worked with, that normally aren't too keen on cuddles, have made a beeline for the belly. :)

Comment by Tasha Raymond on March 3, 2014 at 8:41pm

We also decided not to find out with our pregnancy. (My dad had a hard time dealing with that. Oh, well.) It was really nice. No having to deal with pink - I'm not a fan of the color - or everything being a shade of blue. We got a lot of greens, which I'm fine with. I love green. :-)

It was a bit of a twist of my parents. They found out with my brother (couldn't with me), went whole hog for disposable diapers, formula fed us, and jump us onto solids at six months.

We, as I said, opted not to find out our baby's sex, love using cloth, I breast fed until Little Mister weaned himself, and did baby led weaning.

Comment by Dwysquietide on March 4, 2014 at 12:59pm

My middle child is in Kindergarden and was teased by a classmate (from a family that we know well and are as 'forward thinking genderwise as we are!) for picking 'girl colors' to use on an art project. I have drilled it into my kids heads that colors are for everyone and not one gender owns any colors or makes you into something you are not.  I am an artist myself and I hate to have him feel that bad about using pink and purple!


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