Soccer Can Wait

By C. A. Schmidt Issue 143 – July/August 2007   “Mom,” said Gabriel, wielding a plastic sword, “can I have a crown?” My son is four years old and fancies himself a knight.   It was a Monday in late spring, a rare weekday

Watermelon Cooler

By Cathe Olson   This vivid pink smoothie makes a light and refreshing snack and provides calcium and vitamin C. 3 cups diced watermelon, seeds removed 1/2 cup plain yogurt (dairy or nondairy) 8 to 10 frozen strawberries Place all ingredients in blender and

Cracking the Couvade

By Dawn Francis-Pester   As a mother of two, I am well aware of the transformational nature of motherhood. After the birth of my sons I decided to stay close as they slept and breastfed, finding time to reconsider my life goals, my links

A Salute to Loving Fathers

By Judy Story Web Exclusive   It’s about an hour before midnight and our 3 year old is loudly crying, “My Tummy Huuuurts!” The cry is unmistakably panicked and urgent–we both leap out of bed. My husband gets to her first, scoops her up