Monday, December 15, 2014

Gentle Media / TV shows for Gentle Children

We have a kind, gentle child that does not like to watch violence on TV.
Here are some videos that I highly recommend for your gentle child.

Maisy (social skills/kindness to others),  Maisy on Amazon
Little mammoth media videos (The Big Aquarium, Big Train Trip, etc),
Little Mammoth Media on Amazon
Mighty Machines (transportation), Mighty Machines on Amazon
Mister Rogers ( many seasons on Amazon prime - social skills, overcoming fears, kindness, and how things are made), Mister Rogers on Amazon
Between the Lions (reading skills, and a positive attitude towards reading (as a former reading specialist, its all about the Attitude towards reading for a lot of kids), Between The Lions on Amazon
Justin Time (for imagination),  Justin Time on Amazon
Noodle and Doodle (for crafts),  Noodle and Doodle on Amazon
The Chica Show (for imagination and social skills), The Chica Show on Amazon
Bear in the Big Blue House (its like a muppet Mr. Rogers, kindness and social skills, life skills),  Bear in the Big Blue House on Amazon
Play School on Youtube (its an Australian show that I WISH I had more episodes to, wish they would produce the same, or show it over here, its awesome - teaches kids how to play, use their imaginations),
Mustard Pancakes (social skills and geography),  Mustard Pancakes on Amazon
Blues Clues (thinking skills), Blues Clues on Amazon
Busytown Mysteries (thinking skills), Busytown Mysteries on Amazon
Little People (kindness, social skills), Fisher Price Little People on Amazon
Sid the Science Kid (science), Sid the Science Kid on Amazon
Magic School Bus (science), Magic School Bus on Amazon
Wishbone (english literature, imagination, for older kids), Wishbone on Amazon
Rusty and Rosy ABC video (I have yet to know any kid that didn't learn his/her letters after viewing that video a few times),Rusty and Rosy on Amazon
Word World (reading, letters),Word World on Amazon
Signing Times (american sign language) Signing Times on Amazon and
Wonder Pets (because they like to help others, and they are written very well).
A lot of videos can be found at your local library, Amazon instant viewing, or other places/videos on the internet.  Wonder Pets on Amazon

*this post contains some affiliate links.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Modesty Travails

I'm more of a "let a girl wear whatever she feels comfortable wearing" kind of gal. same goes for breastfeeding cover/no cover. basically, that no one should force a woman to wear anything that she doesn't feel comfortable or not herself in. And so much of what is discussed too has major exceptions to every rule. Fingertip length is a ridiculous standard, as some girls have short arms, and some girls have very long arms. Some girls are so curvy that no matter what they wear they look luscious. ( ) Every double D girl knows that a shirt that completely covers the boobs make them look twice as big. Modesty is like this perfect twiggy type stereotype that is never really achieved. And so many men have so many different fetishes that it is ridiculous to try to do anything about that.A girl/woman should basically be confident enough in what she is wearing so that she is NOT thinking about whatever other people are thinking about what she is wearing. Cause that's a rabbit hole that never ends.Sure there are horrible predator type men out there - lots of them - but should we insist on letting the bad guys win? of allowing them to dictate to women what they should or should not wear? its a slippery slope.And of course, the opinion of modesty in accordance to dress is legalism in any which way you put it. The modesty verses in the Bible are specifically talking about ostentatiousness. In other words, don't walk by the beggar on the way to church in a 2 thousand dollar suit and 5 thousand dollar purse and then look the other way. And the specific verses of Paul about jewelry and such are specifically talking about the prostitutes of the temples of goddesses who "men go to worship" - in other words, to show that Christianity is not the same religion as the others at the time. Anyway, this is just a subject that I have been delving into the last couple of years as it was brought to my attention. This article was the first of many that I have read, and made me start thinking.
As far as schools go though I'm all for letting them all wear the same uniform (both boys and girls) with no dresses allowed. Why should girls get to wear dresses if boys don't? Makes no sense to me. And yes, I've taught in schools with uniforms and without uniforms, and hands down, uniform is better. Enough research shows that. Its one of the reasons why I homeschool - schools are all for making everyone think, look, and act the same. School is their job. Many jobs require a type of uniform dress. Might as well dress the part. Nothing to do with sexual modesty though (school girl uniforms are the utmost in sexual ideas) - except more to do with the ostentatiousness of modesty. harder to wear abercrombie if you are in uniform.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Christian Gentle Parenting / Grace Based Parenting Resource Links REPOST

If you copy this list, please reference this page!
more info and memes in facebook comments!








Conservative Christians Against Spanking and Punishing Children
Gentle Progressive Mothers
Pursuing Grace Based Living 
Janet Lansbury - Elevating Childcare™ 
L.R.Knost - Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources 
Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond 
Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond Reader Advice
Parenting Beyond Punishment
Parenting by Design 
RIE/Mindful Parenting 
Parenting Gently
Natural Gentle Parenting
Evolutionary Parenting 
The Way of the Peaceful Parent 
Hand to Hand Parenting
Grace Based Parenting
Gentle Christian Mothers


1.  "Gentle Firmness" by Stephanie G. Cox, M.S.Ed  

2.  "How Would Jesus Raise your Child?" By Dr. Teresa Whitehurst 

3. "Corporal Punishment in the Bible" by William Webb

4.  "Biblical Parenting" by Crystal Lutton

5. "Attachment Parenting" by Dr. William Sears & Martha Sears

6.  "The Complete Book of Christian Parenting" by Dr. William Sears

7.  "Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me" by Samuel Martin  
You can get this as a free ebook by contacting Sam at

8. "Why You Do the Things You Do: The Secret to Healthy Relationships" by Tim Clinton & Gary Sibcy

9. "Grace Based Parenting" by Dr. Tim Kimmel

10. "Heartfelt Discipline" by Clay Clarkson

11. "Families Where Grace is in Place" by Jeff Vanvonderen

12. "Grace-Based Living" by Crystal Lutton

13.  All books by L. N. Knost

Blog Lists of Gentle Parenting Books:


Gershoff (2008, 2002) examined hundreds of studies and presented the results of meta-analyses of the association between parental physical punishment and child and adult outcomes. She found that in childhood physical punishment was positively associated with aggression, delinquent and antisocial behavior, and being the victim of physical abuse; it was negatively associated with the quality of the parent-child relationship, mental health, and more internalization (child's internalizing of socially acceptable behavior); and associations with immediate compliance were mixed. When measured in adulthood, physical punishment was positively associated with aggression, criminal and antisocial behavior, and adult abuse of one's own child or spouse; physical punishment was negatively associated with mental health.

Gershoff (2008, 2002) also summarized the various demographic and risk factors which are more likely to be associated with use of physical punishment: being single, separated, or divorced; excessive stress from negative life events; maternal depression; lower income, education, and job status; southern part of the United States; and conservative religious beliefs and affiliation.

Bitensky (2006) presented a detailed summary of the international findings regarding physical punishment. She also described the various efforts made by the United Nations to prevent physical punishment.

Durrant and Ensom (2012) have provided an eloquent historical review and summary of recent research. In addition, they outlined the steps necessary to continue the progress toward eliminating physical punishment.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Breastfeeding Links - Normalize Public Breastfeeding, Whats In Breastmilk, Full Term Nursing and MORE Resource Links REPOST

LOTS and LOTS of breastfeeding memes in the comments here:

This is research in progress.  There are some blank spaces cause I haven't had the time to search out good sources yet.  Please comment if you have a great source!














Babylove Lactation
The Boob Geek
Best for Babes Foundation 
Birthing, Bonding, and Breastfeeding 
Born to Breastfeed 
Breast is Best 
Breast is Best Without Fear
Breastfeeding Basics 
Breastfeeding/Mama Talk 
Breastfeeding Moms Unite!
Breastfeeding Network
Breastfeeding USA 
Breastfeeding Without Birthing 
Cleft Lip and Palate Breastfeeding 
Historic Photos & prints of Breastfeeding 
Holistic Lactation (Breastfeeding) 
Human Milk for Human Babies – Ohio 
I hate it when people act like breastfeeding is obscene, GET OVER IT!
Lactation Nation 
La Leche League 
Crunchy Mommas International
The Normalizing Nursing in Public League (The NNIPL)
Le Leche League Ohio 
Dayton Metro La Leche League
Mama's Milkies
Mom’s Got Milk 
Mothers Overcoming Breastfeeding Issues – MOBI
Motherhood Intl. 
Nursing in Public is here to stay, your rudeness won’t make it go away 
Taboo Unlatched 
The Leaky B@@b 
The Milk Meg 
This Milk Matters: Lactation Support Group 
WIC breastfeeding peer helper Stephanie 

Then there are pages for being a lactation consultant and IBCLC's pages:
Clinical Lactation 
Lactation Education Resources
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners 
International Lactation Consultant Association 
United States Lactation Consultant Association 
Academy of Breastfeeding
Medicine Journal of Human Lactation 
Cincinnati Lactation Consultant Carolyn Honea,
Certified Lactation Counselor Donna Bruschi,
Board Certified Lactation Consultant Latch
Breastfeeding Support and Safety Education 
Nancy Mohrbocher, IBCLC, FILCA Peggy Hinkle, IBCLC, RLC, postpartum doula 

Feel free to share this list if you know anyone on facebook that could use some breastfeeding education or support.

Respect the Breast-Breastfeeding Support
 Journey of a Wet Nurse
 Breastfeeders ConnectLike 
 Breastfeeding Older Children
 Dispelling Breastfeeding Myths
 birthing, breastfeeding and babies
 Adventures in Extended Nursing
 Nocturnal Nursing
The Normalizing Nursing in Public League (The NNIPL)
Million Milking Moms
The Boob Geek

Mama's Milkies

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fruits of the Spirit Verses and contemplations

If Christians would consider that we should all act with the Fruits of the Spirit in mind, Christians would all be better off. In other words, does your statement portray a fruit of the Spirit? No? Then don't say it.

Also, it helps greatly in your spiritual walk to view GOD and the Bible and the Spiritual Realm - with the Fruits of the Spirit in mind.  It can really change your viewpoint/worldview.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 John 4:8

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Corinthians 13:1-5

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

Colossians 3:12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Romans 13:10

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 8:6

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Ephesians 4:1-3

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Ephesians 5:9

(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),

Colossians 3:14

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Matthew 7:15-20

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.

Work In Progress:Articles: 

Thursday, July 17, 2014