The Initiated Woman

the initiated woman has bled. she’s bled from poor decisions that sliced her esteem wide open; and from unguarded boundaries being obliterated; and she’s bled willingly because that’s what you do when people you love are anemic or have been hit by life —

Pesto Sauce

By Ashisha, Mothering Articles Editor Everyone needs a basic pesto sauce! Try this one on angel hair pasta or rice noodles. 1 1/2 cups packed fresh basil, stems removed 1 large garlic clove 1/4 – 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/3 – 1/2 cup packed

Bang Bang

By Jenny KnuthIssue 139, November/December 2006 My husband, Greg, vividly remembers the “no weapons” policy at his preschool. It was 1970, the height of the Vietnam War, and his Montessori school was part of the counterculture. Another boy was playing next to him with

The Connected Baby

We’re streaming the connected baby exclusively on Mothering.com from Tuesday, February 28 through Thursday, March 1. This fascinating film illustrates the fact that babies come into the world already able to communicate. Contrary to the outdated notion that a baby’s movements are just random firings of reflexes,

Aluminum in Vaccines

By Robert W. SearsIssue 146, January/February 2008 Vaccines have become the most controversial parenting topic of the decade. When parents are considering whether or not to vaccinate their children, one of the things that must be considered is aluminum toxicity. Aluminum is added to

Our Favorite Board Games

I love board games, always have. We played cards and board games when I was growing up and the tradition has continued with my own family. When my children were teens, I made Sunday a mandatory family day and we would often play board