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Wear Your Baby: The Benefits

By Peggy O’Mara Helping my daughter hunt for Easter eggs while babywearing my son circa 1976   Babywearing is a necessity for women all over the world who carry their babies while they work and do domestic tasks. This practice has been around for

What is Attachment Parenting?

By Peggy O’MaraThe recent furor in the press over attachment parenting stems from an inherent misunderstanding. Attachment parenting is not permissive parenting. It is not about abdicating authority as a parent, but about responding to the legitimate biological needs of a baby. It is

The Mother’s Wisdom Deck

  I’ve always loved playing cards.  My grandfather was a professional gambler and card playing was common at our house when I was growing up. My Aunt Kathleen would tell our fortunes with a deck of playing cards. When I encountered oracular cards, such

Applebee’s Nurse-Ins Nationwide

  This past Saturday, September 29th, 2012, sit-ins by nursing mothers were held all over the US in response to a September 15th incident at an Applebee’s in Covington, Georgia. Dawn Holland was breastfeeding her 20-month-old son at a table in the restaurant when

Vaccine Exemptions Under Attack

  Earlier this month the New Mexico Department of Health announced that it was changing the childhood vaccine exemption form. New Mexico allows medical and religious exemptions to vaccines and, according to the Department of Health,   The old form did not require written

Drug-Safe Kids

  When I was a young mom I believed that I could protect my children from all evil, or at least I would try. My eyes were opened when, as the editor of Mothering, I received a submission from a respected La Leche Leader whose