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

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

Parenthood

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,

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

Isabel and the Angry Itch

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.

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.

Reckoning with Birth

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