Tired

The last 5 months have been a doozy and I have a feeling that the next year is going to be extremely busy for me. So, my husband and I decided that we needed a few down days, as in all the way down. Off the grid. No Facebook, no TV (or even radio) and no cell phones. In my next book Move Your DNA there is an entire chapter on all…

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Hanging, Baby Style

I’m not going to type much today. Today’s post is a video Zen “first time” moment. P.S. She’s 3 weeks shy of her 1st birthday and been working up to this since she was about 4 weeks old. I will stress that what you are witnessing is not an increase in strength here. Her strength (in the classic sense) has not changed much in 47 seconds. What you are witnessing is an…

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Furniture-Free #AHS13

Hi. My name is Katy and I live in an (almost) furniture free house. My house isn’t entirely furniture free, but I have, over time, eliminated those pieces that are most over-used and promote the most over-frequented modern human body position — the passive sit and slouch. I also have “adapted” our plumbing to make toilet squatting the norm. And we have monkey bars that we can move all over the house….

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Kids: Walking and Gathering

Let’s face it, kids are rarely excited to “go for a walk,” especially at the frequency adults like to take one. And, part of this is probably very natural. Walking is fairly mundane when you can’t see the benefits in real time. In more natural times, walking was not done for the sake of walking, but for survival. Walking was also the “classroom” that provided children with the necessary environment to learn…

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Baby steps.

Last week I posted this article The One Thing Standing in the Way of Your Baby Walking on our Facebook page. I do suggest that you read the actual research article Go naked: Diapers affect infant walking. You can find the full version embedded within the first article in this post or via the researcher’s site, referenced below. From the study: “It seems that in the search for a pure, context-free description…

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#AHS13

I’m stoked to be presenting at the Ancestral Health Symposium this August in Hotlanta Georgia! This is my abstract, in case you’re interested: Paleo Parenting: A Biomechanical Perspective Children come with a myriad of developmental reflexes that are often suppressed through modern parenting practices. Parents wishing for a culture-free perspective on topics such as breastfeeding, shoe-wearing, infant exercise and baby-devices will find benefit in a biomechanical breakdown of how the behaviors of…

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