Natural Resources Blog

Category : community

Investing in Your Family's Long-Term Health

By : Ginny Zeppa

For as long as Natural Resources has been around (30 years in Spring 2018!), its stewards have taken up the challenge of arguing for the education, empowerment, and support that it offers as a non-negotiable need of all new parents. We asked Bina Patel Shrimali, SF mother and PhD in Public Health, to give us her perspective on the importance of organizations like Natural Resources. Natural Resources is so grateful for Bina's clear articulation of the importance of community and support for all new parents as we continue to work towards balance and sustainability for this 30 year old organization. Please consider becoming a Friend of...

Success! Transitioning Your Toddler to a Big Bed

By : Ginny Zeppa

Are you curious or anxious about moving your growing toddler from the crib to a big bed? The struggle is real! Some say the transition from crib to big kid bed can be even more difficult than that first year of baby sleep! But success will be yours! The following article is written by Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Teresa Morris, who shares her wisdom and guidance. While there is no "perfect time" for any change in a toddler's life, Teresa has some helpful advice to foster greater ease around this big change. Happy Reading! -- Ginny Zeppa, mama, coach, blog...

The Sheer Intensity of Parenting

By : Ginny Zeppa

Last summer, my partner and I took our children to Lands End for an easy nature adventure. It was foggy and awesome. The high school band practicing near the parking lot stunned and entertained our whole family. Our walk down the smooth path to the little rocky beach was fun and mostly effortless. I even stopped and showed a first-time mom how to use the ergo to carry her 15 month old on her back -- she was ecstatic and we had a laugh at how every bit of ease is so appreciated as new parents! My children were 3...