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All Things Mothering

Using TV as a Sanity-Saving Tool Thank you to Rita Brhel of Attachment Parenting International for this guest post. My kids are bugging me a bit today. Yes, I’ve said it: Every parent has moments when they’re discontent with their children. I think that’s important for everyone, especially parents who are new to Attachment Parenting or who are struggling at this moment, to ...  Continue Reading
Why Should YOU Try Reading Rainbow’s Skybrary? Because Literacy Is Essential! We hear in the media that “traditional books are dead”, or that “kids these days” don’t read like they used to, but what we KNOW is that reading is as important—if not more so—as it ever has been… And our kids are falling behind.  Continue Reading
20 Honest Quotations About Moms To Make You Smile 1. Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women’s opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering. — Elaine Heffner 2. To describe ...  Continue Reading
50 Things Doulas Do Best It is no secret that a doula can help improve your birth, but they are so much more than just a way to reduce your chance of cesarean. Here are just 50 of the many amazing things that doulas do best. Not sure what all of them are or how they will benefit your birth? Call your doula ...  Continue Reading
Why Self-Care is So Hard We tell ourselves many stories about why self-care is impossible. Our children require so much; there’s simply no time to care for ourselves. We don’t have the energy for self-care after spending our days caring for others. Massages are expensive; we can’t afford it. These stories may all be true to some extent, but I believe there’s a ...  Continue Reading
10 Inventions By Women That Changed the World Bette Nesmith Graham Thank you to the family history site Crestleaf for contributing this blog post. Find more fascinating historical information on their blog. When most people think about great inventors they likely think of men such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and even Bill Gates. Though these men and others innovated new products that changed our modern ...  Continue Reading
The Outsider: How My Children Have Shut Me Out of Their Relationship By Lynn Adams for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers My children have shut me out of their closed relationship, and that’s a wonderful thing. It began during a friend’s visit, in the playroom with my newborn daughter and two-year-old son. The friend had brought a blanket for Margot and a red pinwheel for James. James wasn’t able to ...  Continue Reading
Why I Think Family Meals Are So Important Over 20 years ago, when I was a new parent with my baby in my arms, I looked across the street into the dining room window of my neighbor’s house. Every evening, there was a candle lit, and I could see the adults at the table with their two teenagers. I saw that this family took the time ...  Continue Reading

Recent Mothering Activity

  • I have a 8 week old baby and everybody tells me that I should be talking to the her. I completely agree but I just can't do it, I try to but I need... 27 May 2015, 8:23 am

  • Hello, it's me again. :) I know I just pop in and out occasionally, but we are first time parents, and these new stages are really giving us a... 14 May 2015, 12:08 am

  • So, I've been noticing a recent trend of naming girls with boys names. I've come across girls (both in real life, and celeb babies) named Charlie,... 13 May 2015, 3:54 am

  • We have always allowed the kids in our room. And we have always coslept and everything else. But now, with this new baby (#7) things are completely... 12 May 2015, 11:21 pm

  • can I use wool blend of angora 50% (rabbit) and 50% lambs for a pair or longies??? 11 May 2015, 12:32 am