“I’m a Natural Parent – BUT…” Blog Carnival Call for Submissions

Written by NPN_Admin on February 10th, 2012


Do you consider yourself a part of the Natural Parenting community but have a little secret that would probably get you kicked out if other Natural Parents knew? We know we do, and we’re sure there are more among us that follow certain Natural Parenting practices but not others. As Natural Parents we want to embrace those differences and celebrate each one of us, no matter where we fall on the Natural Parenting spectrum.

Join The Artful Mama and Natural Parents Network and share with us just where you fall on the Natural Parenting spectrum. Do you cloth diaper during the day but use ‘sposies at night or on vacation? Do you strive for organic, home-grown food but occasionally make a quick trip through the drive-thru? Do you love babywearing but also own a pricey stroller?

Submission Details

If you’ve never participated in a blog carnival, a carnival is an opportunity to read and write posts on a specific theme once a month from a variety of bloggers. Besides a monthly theme, a carnival has an overarching perspective, in our case, natural parenting and all its nuances.

The submission deadline is February 18th, and the carnival posts on February 26th.

To submit an article for consideration, please email your submission to both ShannonR {at} naturalparentsnetwork and Dionna and Lauren at CarNatPar {at} NaturalParentsNetwork {dot} com no later than 11:59p.m. PST on February 18th. You will also need to fill out certain details on the webform.

Please write a new, previously unpublished post for the carnival. We will email you with instructions on posting before each carnival day. Please do not post your article until the carnival date.

We reserve the right to accept submissions based on relevance to the topic and quality of writing. We also reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity, but we will never edit the substance or meaning of your article. Articles requiring excessive editing will be returned and may be accepted at a later date.

What is not acceptable: While we realize no parent is the ‘ideal’ natural or attached parent, we do not want this carnival to be a platform for advocating for any practice which harms children – physically or emotionally. If you have questions about whether your topic would fit, please email me at ShannonR {at} naturalparentsnetwork {dot} com. As always, excessive profanity (there is a time and a place, but it’s not this carnival), poor spelling and grammar, personal attacks, off-topic articles, and articles that advocate for methods of parenting or family living that are directly contrary to natural parenting principles (e.g., we will not host an article on the benefits of spanking or “crying it out”).

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Call for Submissions and Webform adapted from Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama‘s Carnival of Natural Parenting Blog Carnival.

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