Natural Baby Powder

Talcum powder can be irritating to a baby’s respiratory system. You can make your own powder out of any combination of these natural ingredients found at your natural foods store:   Powdered oris root Finely ground oatmeal Finely ground rice flour White cosmetic clay

Vegan Ice Cream

Dairy-Free Chocolate-Chai Ice Cream   By Cathe Olson, taken with permission from her book Lick It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love                   1 1/4 cups soymilk or other nondairy milk 10 whole

Sunflower Seed Cookies

By Ashisha, Mothering Articles Editor   A delightfully good, sunflower-seeds-are-good-for-you cookie that your family will declare a favorite! 1 cup butter or substitute 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 to 1 cup sugar, depending on your taste preference 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2

Millet Granola

By Cathe Olson   This healthy granola makes a great topping for fruit or yogurt. You can even eat it alone for a crunchy snack. 2 1/4 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup uncooked millet 1/3 cup honey, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, or maple

Chickenpox Party

Chickenpox Party: Developing Natural Varicella Immunity By Brian Wimer, Jacquelyn L. Emm and Deren Bader Issue 122, January – February 2004   “Whoopee!” When word got out that little George’s cousin Natalie had chickenpox, the playgroup phone tree lit up with the jubilant consensus:

Instead of Hitting

Issue 127 By Peggy O’Mara    At a meeting I attended recently, I mentioned an article we wanted to solicit entitled “Instead of Hitting.” One woman asked what the title meant. Another said, “But doesn’t the Bible tell us to hit our kids?” Later

Busting Breastfeeding Myths

Issue 132, September/October 2005 By Paul M. Fleiss with Frederick M. Hodges   Because young American women today grow up in a culture that bears the marks of decades of an officially orchestrated anti-breastfeeding campaign, to many of them breastfeeding remains strange and mildly