Welcome to Tortoise on the Loose – a blog dedicated to unraveling the meaning of slow parenting by living a simpler lifestyle.

Inspired by authors Tom Hodgkinson (The Idle Parent) and Carl Honore (In Praise of Slow and Under Pressure), Tortoise on the Loose chronicles a Canadian family’s journey to slow down, practice relaxed parenting techniques and live more simply. The blog includes personal stories and reflections on slow parenting in a world with pressure to be competitive, risk-averse, consumptive, and child-centric.

Tortoise on the Loose is written by Laura Manuel (aka Mama Tortoise) who is at home with her one year old toddler (aka Banana) and five year old daughter (The Bear). Mama Tortoise and her husband (aka MJ) live with their daughters in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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