FREE safe, secure baby, toddler and child
Natural Family Online sponsors
several free discussion groups to better serve our visitors. You’re
welcome to view and join one or all that we have to offer.
Attachment Parenting Groups
For pregnant parents
to parents of babies and toddlers, we have Attachment
Parenting groups. Explanation below:
NOTE: We like to keep our groups around 200-300 members due to the
of messages. You're welcome to join any group,
so long as there is no membership cap at the time. Group
1 is full at this time, so please join Group 2.
At the AP
groups we focus on topics found in several of our AP
articles, as well as:
What is Attachment Parenting?
Some kids will eat their hearts out and others won’t touch
anything at all. We discuss the best, non-processed nutrition
in a way that all families can find useful. We discuss cooking
and recipes and even some vegetarian
food ideas. We also have lots of fun discussing raisons all
over the living room (which, by the way, can be fatal to dogs
when ingested). Stop by Feeding Babies
and Toddlers and even our adult
nutrition areas here at NFO!
Cloth Diapering and Infant
Natural Family Online covers cloth
diapering and potty learning too, but we personalize it by
helping you locate the best diapers at the best prices or by trading
with other parents. We talk about the pros and cons and the best
diapers available to parents. We discuss rashes and sore bottoms,
night waking from wet diapers, and wool or fleece soakers or any
aspect of early infant or toddler potty learning and elimination
Pregnany & Postpartum
Are you pregnant now for the first time, trying to conceive or
have already had a baby and pregnant again? Maybe you've just
had the baby in the last few weeks and months, are suffering a
case of hormones or PMS, or you're finding your way around
family planning. Or at the other end of the spectrum, you've
already begun menopause. Whichever stage of fertility
and menopause or pregnancy and postpartum
you're in, we'd love to chat!
Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding
It's sometimes the easiest thing to do between a mom and a baby,
and sometimes it's the hardest thing mommy can think of. And what
about the community and family members who just won't leave well
enough alone and swear you have a screw loose because you're trying
extended breastfeeding? We're here to talk! Stop by NFO's breastfeeding
channel for some great ideas too.
Mommy and daddy burnout
Everyone gets to the point where they want to curl up in the fetal
position, whether it’s from work
and life stress, parenting stress, finances or that messy
house! We have some tricks here at Natural Family Online for parenting
stress and natural
Multiple attachment parented
Attachment parenting seems easier when you have just one baby
in a sling or on your breast. But when you have multiple babies
or several children of different age ranges, it can get a little
nerve wracking. Just how do you give each of them what they need
or what the first one had? We discuss some ideas for parents with
multiples or more than one child, and we offer support for those
who feel they just aren’t doing enough. (You really ARE!)
When “because I said so” just isn’t working,
what do you do now? You really don’t want to spank, but
you’re at your wits end. You KNOW the baby isn't being spiteful
and that they're just exploring their surrounds, but it's hard
to find peace with it sometimes when the house is yet again turned
upside down. Is there anything you can do to begin gentle discipline
with such a young child? Maybe you just want to know someone else
is going through the same thing. As you feel your blood pressure
rising, take a few minutes to read through what others just like
you are going through with their babies. We’ve got a sturdy
shoulder to lean on and some nice gentle
Natural Parenting –
Just like the AP catch phrase, we discuss the topics that fall
parenting” or “positive
parenting” here at Natural Family Online and at our
AP group. Won’t
you join us?
Health and Wellness –
We cover mainstream and natural family news, ideas and debates
about children’s health, whole
family and women’s health and wellness. We would love
to hear your ideas on vaccinations, circumcision, holistic treatments,
today’s diseases and disorders, etc..
Natural Family Living
We cover everything on NFO from green weddings to organic paint!
We’d love to hear from you on what these things and others
mean to your family. We're all about natural
living and how you can use it in your own lives and families.
Also included are articles and discussions on natural
beauty and natural pet care.
Entertaining and Holidays
Are you looking for an ecological or interesting idea for entertaining
guests or celebrating holidays? We'd especially love to hear
your do-it-yourself ideas!
HOW TO USE YAHOOGROUPS:
You will need a Yahoogroups login account. Sign-up
or sign-in. At the extended AP group you may log in to Yahoogroups
and visit the site to read and answer posts, or you may set your
e-mail to receive all posts and answer from your e-mail program.
You may decide to remain on “no mail” or to receive
what Yahoogroups calls “digest” or “individual”
e-mails. Digest e-mails contain ALL e-mails from s apceific time
period that day. Individual e-mails will send you an e-mail from
the group each time anyone posts. We keep our groups to reply
to all recipients, so by hitting “reply” in your e-mail
program, you’ll be essentially posting to the entire group.
To e-mail someone privately instead, you’ll need to use
their private e-mail.