Eco-Savvy Showers

By Helen CoronatoIssue 150September/October 2008 Many pregnancies are accompanied by a baby shower. In this age of greener consciousness, why not opt for an ecologically friendly shower? Eco-showers are the latest green trend to add momentum to the movement toward freedom from carbon emissions,

Mommy Giggles: Parenting in 2012

Created by Bunmi Laditan, 2012 About Bunmi Laditan Bunmi is a mother, writer, and social media entrepreneur living in Montréal, Canada (by way of California). She has two girls ages 6 and almost 2.   Posted by: Bunmi Laditan Last revised by: Bunmi Laditan

The Witching Hour

When my eldest was a newborn, it was pretty much a sure thing that from 4pm until 10pm I’d be sitting in my chair nursing her.  She’d have one side, then seem to finish.  I’d lift her up, pat her back, hold her against

Got boundaries? Got class?

  e·qua·nim·i·ty –noun mental or emotional stability or composure, esp. under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium. Origin: aequ, even, plain, equal + anim, mind, spirit, feelings Synonyms: serenity, self-possession, aplomb. Antonyms: panic, disquiet, discomposure, agitation. GOT BOUNDARIES? Self respect. Not suffering fools. Not throwing

Questions To Ask About Homebirth

    Homebirth is safe and on the increase. You’ve probably all heard about the January report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows that homebirth increased 29% between 2004 and 2009. Homebirths increased 36% during this same time period among

Building Opportunity Through Photography

Mathare is collection of slum areas in Nairobi, Kenya. The population includes hundreds of thousands of children. Although pollution, poverty, disease, and crime are ever-present, hope lives there too. One way out for children is vision and empowerment.  A foundation started by former slum-dweller Julius Mwelu  is

Smoked Salmon Reuben

(Jane loses her gloves) Hands down the best comfort-food sandwich ever. The sauerkraut adds the magic. Use 100% rye if you’re going wheat-free. Pair this with Tomato Basil Soup. Mmm-good. For printable recipe click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair’s web cooking show Cookus