Everywhere you go, the kids want to rock: hammocks and child development

If you’re a parent, grandparent or caregiver, you’ve probably heard plenty of information about how to nurture your child’s development. From feeding tips to socialization strategies to sleeping solutions, there’s no shortage of available advice — though it can often be overwhelming, confusing, even conflicting. (more…)

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Ways to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space

There’s been a lot of research on the health benefits of exposure to nature. Whether we’re immersed in the deep forest, digging in on a hobby farm or just puttering around a backyard garden, the evidence shows that humans respond positively when surrounded by plants. In fact, there’s a branch of social science devoted to exploring the benefits of what is termed ‘horticultural therapy.’ (more…)

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Advantages of a Hammock Chair

Close your eyes and imagine the ideal hammock: a gentle arc slung between two supports. It looks so inviting — just lay down, kick back and let the day go by. (more…)

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The Impact of Hammocks on the Soul: a profile of author, playwright and screenwriter Catherine Ann Jones

Growing up, Catherine Ann Jones loved watching the sky.

“Cloud gazing was an important part of my childhood,” she says over the phone from her home in Ojai, near Santa Barbara, California. “As a child I used to lie on my back in the grass or on the roof and just watch clouds. That was the start of developing my imagination, the beginning of my writing muse.” (more…)

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Hammocks On the Job

When your job is stressing you out, there’s nowhere better to relax than in a hammock. It’s the perfect place to rest and recuperate — lay back and let your schedules and deadlines fade away. For most of us, a hammock offers the ultimate relief from the daily grind, a chance to reconnect with yourself and attain a higher level of peace and tranquility. (more…)

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Indigenous hammocking communities in South America

The first reported sighting of a hammock came from Europeans exploring the Caribbean and South America. According to historical documents, Christopher Columbus came across people sleeping in nets hung from the rafters of their houses. So it’s no surprise that the indigenous people living there consider the hammock integral to their culture — they have had centuries to get comfortable with it. (more…)

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Hanging a hammock without a tree

You’re out walking somewhere, when suddenly you come across a set of trees that seems absolutely perfect for hanging a hammock. (more…)

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The Health Benefits of Sleeping in Hammocks

Hammocks are great places to kick back and relax, unwind, and savour a sunset view…and quite possibly, fall asleep to the soothing sounds of nature. But did you know that sleeping in a hammock can actually be healthy? (more…)

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6 Films that Star Hammocks

As hammock lovers, there’s a certain thrill whenever we spot our beloved hanging bed on the silver screen. Whether in the background or at center stage, hammocks have helped advance the storyline in plenty of films, from black-and-white Hollywood classics to today’s cutting-edge 4D animation. So grab a bowl of popcorn, kick back and relax as La Siesta presents six of the hammock’s golden movie moments. (more…)

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Why Kids Hammocks are Safer for Kids than Adult-Sized Hammocks

If you’ve made the choice to make children a part of your life, congrats! It’s a deeply fulfilling but incredibly tiring job. As a parent or guardian, we all want our children to grow up experiencing life to the fullest while keeping them safe in a world that can seem downright scary at times. (more…)

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