Faces of Mothering

The Mothering Community is incredibly diverse, filled with people from around the world and in various stages of parenting and a variety of family living choices. We invited our community members to post photos of beautiful and poignant moments in their lives to share with us

Bed Time!

  For many mothers, these words bring a mixture of joy and dread.  Joy at the thought of a chance to sit down and rest, or possibly to do things they otherwise couldn’t do with little ones around.  At the same time, many mothers

Father: In His Own Right

        Men don’t get enough attention during pregnancy and early parenthood. Expected to be the tower of strength for their partners, new fathers are, in fact, having their own unique and challenging experience.   Athropologist E. B. Taylor used the term couvade

Are Airlines Family Friendly?

Last week, I found out that United Airlines is no longer allowing families with babies to pre-board, which I think is ridiculous.   It’s really not that fun to watch a parent with an exhausted, irritable baby advance at glacial speed down a crowded

The Clothesline

By Rebecca Balcarcel Web Exclusive   Fifteen dollars, a trip to the local hardware store, and I was all set. One retractable clothesline, guaranteed not to break, rust, or raise the electric bill. Since I own a perfectly-running dryer, more than a few folks