Kickin’ It Old Skool

The Series about Why and How Our Family is Old-Fashioned

The Disclaimer (Read this first!)

The Introduction

A Little More Intro

A Short Interlude (about making small changes)

A Short Hiatus (from December 2012 through February 2013)

A. Parenting

  1. attachment parenting
  2. trusting our baby, with food
  3. natural/unmedicated childbirth (and Part b, Part c, and Part d)
  4. cosleeping/sleep-sharing
  5. exclusive, then extended breastfeeding
  6. gratefulness
  7. responsive parenting (even at night)
  8. baby-led eating and weaning
  9. staying close to our baby
  10. playing naturally (and why we don’t have toys with batteries)
  11. gentle discipline
  12. homeschooling (or even unschooling)
  13. babywearing and infant car seats
  14. wrap up and bonus links
  15. why seasonal eating will help your child abstain from sexual activity

B. Eating

(an eating confession)

  1. how it all began (and introduction to the “Eating” section)
  2. guiding principles:  local, sustainable, organic
  3. some theological implications of what we eat
  4. what we don’t do
  5. another guiding principle: can we make it ourselves?
  6. my most important food preservation tip
  7. the food rules
  8. fruits and vegetables, part a (what and where) and part b (why)
  9. grains/legumes
  10. dairy/eggs
  11. meat
  12. fish/seafood/other proteins
  13. drinks
  14. condiments, spices, vinegar, oils, sweeteners, nuts.
  15. what I would do if I was on a severely constrained budget
  16. what I would do if I couldn’t buy much local food
  17. why seasonal eating will make you happier

C. Cleaning

  1. no paper products
  2. cleaning with stuff we can eat
  3. using essential oils (and a scrub recipe)
  4. cleaning schedule
  5. washing dishes and laundry

D. Grooming

  1. introduction:  The Spots That Scared Me Into Change
  2. in praise of infrequent showering
  3. soap, shampoo, and toothpaste
  4. in praise of infrequent flushing
  5. lotions and sunscreen
  6. family cloth/mama cloth
  7. Diva Cup (reusable tampon) – first half and second half (guest posts)
  8. a side discussion about fragrances (and why you should avoid them)
  9. deodorant and hair products
  10. makeup
  11. clothes

E. Entertainment

  1. screens
  2. Sabbath rest
  3. hospitality
  4. candles

63 Responses to Kickin’ It Old Skool

  1. Pingback: KIOS: The Disclaimer « Salmon and Souvlaki

  2. Pingback: KIOS: The Introduction « Salmon and Souvlaki

  3. lulastic says:

    I have JUST stopped washing my hair, 6 weeks in and just getting used to it. Look forward to hearing about your experience of it.

  4. Pingback: KIOS: A New Schedule and a few more thoughts « Salmon and Souvlaki

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  8. Kristina Kok says:


    I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am that you are writing the KIOS blog! I LOVE reading it! My husband, Matt and I are very interested in all the topics you are writing about. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and more interested in ever in what I can change now to affect our family’s future, as well as make informed choices about a natural child birth experience.

    Keep up the great work!!!! Can’t wait to read more!


    • Laura says:

      Thanks for that encouragement Kristina! I’m so glad it’s been useful and encouraging for you! Let me know if you have any questions about anything I’ve been writing about!

  9. Pingback: KIOS: Parenting, Part 6: We Are Grateful For Our Baby « Salmon and Souvlaki

  10. Pingback: Do Not Be Concerned About The Coming Blog Silence « Salmon and Souvlaki

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  14. Pingback: KIOS: Parenting, Part 10: Playing Naturally « Salmon and Souvlaki

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  19. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 1: How It All Began | Salmon and Souvlaki

  20. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 2: Guiding Principles: Local, Sustainable, Organic | Salmon and Souvlaki

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  23. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 5: Can We Make It Ourselves? | Salmon and Souvlaki

  24. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 6: My Most Important Tip for Food Preservation | Salmon and Souvlaki

  25. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 7: The Food Rules | Salmon and Souvlaki

  26. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 8a: Fruits and Vegetables (the details) | Salmon and Souvlaki

  27. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 8b: Fruits and Vegetables (the “why”) | Salmon and Souvlaki

  28. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 9: Grains/Legumes (the details) | Salmon and Souvlaki

  29. Pingback: KIOS: A Short Interlude | Salmon and Souvlaki

  30. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 10: Dairy and Eggs (the details) | Salmon and Souvlaki

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  32. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 12: Fish, Other Seafood, Other Protein (the details) | Salmon and Souvlaki

  33. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 13: Drinks (the details) | Salmon and Souvlaki

  34. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, A Confession | Salmon and Souvlaki

  35. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 14: Condiments, Spices, Vinegar, Oils, Sweeteners, Nuts (the details) | Salmon and Souvlaki

  36. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 15: What I Would Do if I Was On a More Restricted Budget | Salmon and Souvlaki

  37. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 16: What I Would Do if I Couldn’t Get Buy Much Local Food | Salmon and Souvlaki

  38. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 16: What I Would Do if I Couldn’t Buy Much Local Food | Salmon and Souvlaki

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  40. Pingback: KIOS: Cleaning, Part 2: Cleaning with Stuff We Can Eat | Salmon and Souvlaki

  41. Pingback: KIOS: Cleaning, Part 3: My Baking Soda Scrub Recipe and Using Essential Oils | Salmon and Souvlaki

  42. Pingback: KIOS: Cleaning, Part 4: A Cleaning Schedule | Salmon and Souvlaki

  43. Pingback: KIOS: On Hiatus for Now | Salmon and Souvlaki

  44. Pingback: KIOS: Cleaning, Part 5: Washing Dishes and Laundry | Salmon and Souvlaki

  45. Pingback: KIOS: Grooming, Part 1: The Spots That Scared Me Into Change | Salmon and Souvlaki

  46. Pingback: KIOS: Grooming, Part 2: In Praise of Infrequent Showering | Salmon and Souvlaki

  47. Pingback: KIOS: Grooming, Part 3: Soap, Shampoo, and Toothpaste | Salmon and Souvlaki

  48. Pingback: I Thought I Was Doing Better | Salmon and Souvlaki

  49. Pingback: KIOS: Grooming, Part 4: In Praise of Infrequent Flushing | Salmon and Souvlaki

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  54. Pingback: Writing. Someday. | Salmon and Souvlaki

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  56. Pingback: KIOS: Grooming: An explanation for the long KIOS absence | Salmon and Souvlaki

  57. Pingback: KIOS: Eating, Part 17: Why Seasonal Eating Will Make You Happier | Salmon and Souvlaki

  58. Pingback: KIOS: Grooming, Part 9: Clothes (a really tricky problem that I don’t have a good solution for) | Salmon and Souvlaki

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