Parenting

Pet-Friendly Ant Problem Solver

by naturalkidz on September 16, 2013

We hoped we missed ant season here in warm San Diego, but it must be that time of year because these past few weeks most of us at Natural Kidz have been fighting off the pesky insects!  We all want to protect our family so we place ant traps or bait in places our children […]

I have been reading like crazy this summer so far.  I am being guided to some amazing books to help me along this part of my life’s journey.  One of the books I absorbed in record time was Brene Brown’s, Daring Greatly.  Here is one of the quotes about parenting that I especially enjoyed and […]

June.  I love it.  Not just because of the promise it brings of summer, but because ‘tis the season for graduations. Graduation represents the peak in the life of the student. It’s not for everyone and not something that comes easily. There are usually many sleepless nights, early mornings, miles traveled, essays, reviews and exams. […]

This graphic came through my Facebook feed a while ago, and it bothered me.  It wasn’t just the princesses in their flirty poses—the sexy warrior bothered me too.  This article is what came through me as a result.   I am a mother of a son.  The messages that my son is exposed to about […]

The Protein Sneak

by KristinMallon on April 2, 2013

Let’s face it. If left to their own devices, my kids would be carb addicts.  It’s not just the sweets (which they love), it’s the bread, waffles, crackers… even pasta. If my daughter were the self-reliant, storybook character Pipi Longstocking, she would eat a buttered French baguette for dinner every night. My son would, as […]

Natural Kidz founder, Kathryn Cloward, who is also the creator of the award winning Kathryn the Grape children’s book series, was recently on the news sharing some self-esteem building tips to help empower children.  She was joined on the segment by Rachel Rainbolt, the founder of Ohana Wellness.  Here is the segment from San Diego […]

Just when I think we are turning the corner on the wintry flu season, our home gets ambushed with boogies and runny noses. With three kids, I sometimes feel that we are never without a cough, some congestion, or the sniffles. This winter we were often on house arrest, missing Christenings, birthdays, and play dates […]

Every morning when I walk my son into school this is what I see.  This particular morning I was inspired to take a picture so that I will always remember our tender moments of walking and talking together.  Simplicity. Tweet

Written by Sara Stees It’s that time again! Like you – I find myself knee deep in the holiday season! Our family is incredibly busy shopping and cooking, decorating and celebrating amongst family and friends. And, it’s not just the overly commercialized winter holidays that have taken over our home. Both of my kids have […]

Written by Elizabeth Monaghan   My family is preparing to move from New York City to New Orleans, where my husband, an architect, has nearly completed building us a non-toxic house. The movers are en route with our possessions, and my sons and I will fly there the week before Christmas to begin settling into […]