Heavenly Scents

Your sense of smell is heightened during pregnancy. You may be intensely attracted to some odors and strongly repelled by others. To keep the air in your home or office appealing, use an aromatic diffuser or simply place a few drops of essential oil

Baby Naming 101

By Melissa Scholes Young Web Exclusive – September 8, 2008   “Oh! When are you due?” The stranger reaches over and grips my belly between both hands. There is rubbing. There is patting. A stranger’s finger is caressing my belly button.   “Any day

Ecstatic Birth

Ecstatic Birth: The Hormonal Blueprint of Labor By Sarah J. Buckley Issue 111, March/April 2002   Giving birth in ecstasy: this is our birthright and our body’s intent. Mother Nature, in her wisdom, prescribes birthing hormones that take us outside (ec) our usual state

Mothering Radio: Safe Babywearing

    Special Presentation on Safe Babywearing     In response to the CPSC warning on baby slings, Mothering presented a live one-hour radio show entitled “Safe Babywearing” to share information on safe babywearing practices and lively dialogue with our guest experts:   Glenda

Quinoa

By Cynthia Lair   Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a grain from the Andes Mountains of South America, where it was once a staple food of the Incas. It has a delicious light, nutty flavor. When cooked, the grains open up to form tiny spirals.

Spanakopita

By Cathe Olson   This delicious Greek pie will give you your daily dose of greens and more. It is very easy to make so you may want to make an extra to freeze. The Fillo Factory makes organic, vegan phyllo dough with no

Pea and Pineapple Salad

Toddler Treat: Snappy Pea and Pineapple Salad   Kids love sugar snap peas for the same reason adults do—they’re crunchy, sweet and fun to eat! This is a delicious salad that’s sure to be a hit at the dinner table or in the lunchbox.

Lessons Learned

By Pascale Wowak Web Exclusive – September 10, 2007   When my baby daughter was two weeks old, I noticed a red dot on her torso and another one on her forehead. My husband proclaimed them to be moles. I wasn’t so sure, and

Far-Off Adventures

By Sherri J. Tenpenny Issue 120, September-October 2003     The time has finally arrived for the highly anticipated trip out of the country. The plans began long ago: airplane tickets, hotel reservations, rental car, sightseeing plans. The bags are being pulled from the