Will Family Meetings Help You?

Bringing ourselves to focus on what we want, making our expectations explicit, can help every family member come to a shared understanding about family chores, activities, highs, and lows. A simple family meeting gives you structure to make common ground happen. Mindful Family Over the past few months I’ve considered how mindfulness helps us as individuals, as … Read more


As a natural parenting store, many of the parenting tools sold at bynature.ca and at our store in Orillia, Ontario, encourage secure attachment between parent and child. We encourage parents to respond to their baby’s cues. We extend that to our other relationships as well. We listen to parents when they come to our store to hear … Read more

The Science of Marriage & Partnership

Especially when you have young children and you are building relationships within the family as a whole, it’s easy to forget the relationship that got you there: your relationship with your spouse. Today is my 20th wedding anniversary. That’s a big deal! It doesn’t seem like it could possibly be that long, but here we … Read more