Hello, friends! I’m Nell, the voice behind Whole Parenting Family and artisan of Whole Parenting Goods. My natural parenting blog began just after I had my first of our now family of three little ones. After blah-blahing to my dearly sainted mother (herself a mother of five) all about what I was learning on my journey as a mother, she suggested “why don’t you start one of those blog things?”
And years later, I’m still at it: sharing parenting experiences, spotlighting our local natural birthing and parenting community in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, and hearing back from our community of mamas and papas about their journeys too.
My husband and I are both attorneys but I’m on hiatus indefinitely. Our eldest son, 4 years old, has inherited a tendency for negotiation that’s tricky. Our two year old daughter certainly understands how to press the question But why? And our four month old son can cleverly smile and be evasive, all at once. We love our garden, compost heap, cloth diapers, and living in my ancestral family home.
My artisan textile and fiber work is a joyful sidecar to mothering at home. I retail and sell on etsy Bandit Bibs for dribblers // teethers // eaters, Contour Cloths for burping // spitting // catchingtiall, Plush Blankets with a thick layer of cotton batting between designer modern cottons and plush minky, as well as pure organic blankets and throws, with a handful of growing knits in the thick of it as well. Having a little girl inspires me to have a line of Twirly Girl Skirts too! My favorite delight for mamas and papas is my Organic Flaxseed Heat // Cool Packs. Because when your neck is aching or your low back is fatigued, a little flaxseed will soothe you every time.
Nell would like to give one Small Things reader a gift set including one Seagulls Bandit Bib along with a Seagulls Contour cloth (pictured above). In addition, Nell is offering 20% off all items in her shop when you use the discount code SMALLTHINGS20.
For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post. For an additional chance “Like” Whole Parenting on Facebook and leave a second comment letting me know you have done so.
Comments are closed and the winner is Kati, who commented, “With a 16 mo and a 4 mo, the bib and clothes would come in very handy. Plus, they’re cute!”