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
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
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,
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
By Meredith Bowers Issue 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.
Thank you to Shawna for sharing her birth story and slideshow with us–and to her photographer Chanda Willams who took the images found below. You can see more of Chanda’s work on her website at Beauty of Birth. On September 21st, 2009
Lamaze International Offers Five Tips for Expectant Dads to Prepare for Labor and Birth When it comes to childbirth, popular media often love to portray fathers as helpless and incompetent during labor and birth. When labor starts, the mother-to-be calmly manages her contractions
SafeMinds deplores AAP support of the unlimited use of thimerosal in vaccines. WASHINGTON, DC – In a stunning statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has supported the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation that thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, be retained for use in the
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.
By Nancy Linnon Web Exclusive I always imagined birthing him in the middle of the night, a velvet midnight-blue kind of experience. Instead, he started into the world at 5:30 a.m., just as the sun drained the light from the moon, and I