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Dionna Ford
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Dionna Ford is a lawyer turned work-at-home mama. Dionna shares her passion for attachment parenting and natural family living at her website, Code Name: Mama. She cofounded two other websites for parents, Natural Parents Network and NursingFreedom.org, and she's written two books: Homemade Cleaners - Quick-and-Easy, Toxic-Free Recipes (co-authored with Mandy O'Brien) and For My Children: A Mother's Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom.
She makes her home in Kansas City, where she is active in the parenting and homeschooling communities.

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We Don't Need an Excuse

(123) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Last year, Maria Kang (aka the "Hot Facebook Mom") posted a gorgeous, but controversial, photo. It features Kang -- splendidly toned and supermodel-beautiful in a sports bra and briefs -- posing next to her children. Splashed across the top is the question, "What's your excuse?"

Kang's challenge sparked...

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TIME Magazine Cover: Extended Breastfeeding Does Not Equal Extreme

(1178) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 8:46 AM

The new cover story in TIME Magazine appears to portray mothers who practice attachment parenting, and specifically those who nurse past infancy, as extreme. The headline "Are You Mom Enough?" only serves to add fuel to the "mommy wars" that I work so hard to avoid.

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9 Ways Google Can Help Normalize Breastfeeding

(18) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Google has unrivaled power to make waves on the Internet. From Gmail to Google search, YouTube to Blogger, Google products reach eyes all over the globe.

Wouldn't it be amazing if Google used its global influence to help us normalize breastfeeding? Of course the real normalization of...

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