The Rabbit Restaurant

And Other Gardening Secrets from My Daughter By Deborah LiBrandi Web Exclusive   Growing up, the outdoors was a place of abundance and beauty. I was raised in rural Ohio on nearly four acres of land that included 28 apple trees, a blackberry patch,

Good Housecleaning

By Annie Berthold-Bond My friend Rachel is pregnant with her second child. Like many pregnant women, she is distilling all of society’s free-floating anxiety about exposure to toxic chemicals into nine months of serious worrying. Rachel asked me to teach her how to do

Surfing With Daddy

 By Elizabeth Rutherfurd Web Exclusive The sun was bright, but it was cool—a jeans and sweatshirt kind of day at the beach. My daughters, Marcelle six and Jacqueline three, were squeezed into their little wetsuits romping around at the water’s edge as they have


Parenthood: Inside vs. Outside By Jeremy Adam Smith Web Exclusive, August 28, 2006 Once upon a time, I didn’t know any parents my own age, but I’d see them on the streets with their young children. I’d see the whining, the screaming, the messes, the

Tandem Nursing

By Karen Plomp Web Exclusive You are nursing HOW many? Are you STILL nursing? Yes, I’m still nursing the baby-and my two year old, three year old, and four year old! I’m tandem nursing four siblings. It is just the way things worked out,

Isabel and the Angry Itch

By Meredith BowersIssue 124 May/June 2004 I did not plan to breastfeed Isabel beyond a year, but, well, you know how it goes. She loves her “nursey,” and I love having a few calm minutes to snuggle with my otherwise frenetic toddler. The weaning

Seeds of Faith

Thanks to Lori Wallace for sharing her new greeting card line, Seeds of Faith, with us. Having been involved in the lives of so many people throughout the years a common thread emerged across cultural, racial and class lines. People need more encouragement. The world