Whether you’ll be glued to the game, waiting just for the commercials, or playing a board game with no television in sight, this coming Sunday is a great time to try out some new appetizers (or share some old favorites) with friends and family.
By Karen Dempsey for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers You are doing okay. You are doing great. You are not actually losing your mind. Okay, you are, but you will get it back. For the most part. He will sleep, I promise. He
How do you tell family you are birthing at home? Never fear- I have the answers! Rule 1 – Your personal choices are not public property. I think many of us want to share our home birth plans with everybody, but we don’t have to. This
Dear Mr President, I heard your State of the Union Address last week. I heard you talk about equal pay for equal work. I heard you talk about a credit to offset the high cost of child care. I heard you talk about a
We recently asked the Mothering community to share kids’ books that depict breastfeeding and were thrilled by the response. We could not include all of the wonderful suggestions here, but we have pulled out the top 25 most highly recommended with some comments from those
For many mamas, a birth plan is a way to feel prepared for one of the most important events of our lives–the birth of our baby. Whether it’s your first baby or your sixth, it is always helpful to have the wisdom of other mamas to guide
So much of a child’s experience, from infancy on, is shaped by adults. That’s true even if we limit structured activities, confining seats, and unreasonable expectations. If we allow ourselves, we can get a brief glimpse of what our children experience by replicating their
Dear Friend, When I received the invitation to your baby shower, your wedding, your engagement celebration, your birthday, my heart swelled with love for you. It swelled with excitement, with yearning to go. With wanting to be there for you. Then it cracked into
I’m here for you, Nicolle Wallace of The View, who says there aren’t any guidelines out there for choosing what to read to your baby! The gals were discussing the “hot topic” of this newly-published fun fact: Chelsea Clinton reads the news to her
“We’re all always doing the best we can.” Channeling some wise Zen master from another lifetime, my husband tried to comfort me on yet another evening when I was feeling inadequate as a mother. Skeptic that I am, I wondered, “is that really true?