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

Language about Labor

By Louise Rachel Quigley Web Exclusive   The word “contraction” to describe the working of the uterus during labor has bothered me for a long time. True, it is technically correct: like any other muscle, the uterus bunches itself tight, makes its length shorter,

Baked Coconut Salmon

Salmon is a nutritious, sustainable, low-contaminate option for even the youngest eaters. A delicious coconut crust gives it a new twist. 4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets, skin removed 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice 1/2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs), or substitute dry bread crumbs

A La Orange Julius

Á La Orange Julius   Growing up in California brings back many memories of oranges, but one that is particularly vivid is walking down the road to the Orange Julius stand with our brother and sister, and buying an Orange Julius to quench our

My Father Still Holds Me

By Abigal Dotson (in loving memory of John Robert Dotson) Web Exclusive   When I was younger, my room always got icy cold at night. Before I went to bed, I would crank the heat up something vicious and close all the windows tight;

Mindful Motherhood

Mindful Motherhood by Cassandra Vieten, PhD May 22, 2012   Pregnancy, childbirth, early parenting can be a roller coaster – ups, downs, highs, lows, scary parts, exhilarating parts, relief, tension and fun. It really is an intensified microcosm of the life journey. Mindfulness teacher