A Recipe for Roots

Scribbled on the back of an old grocery store receipt is a recipe I got from my parents’ neighbour. I feel it in my pocket and smile. It’s for Aunt Nora’s chicken salad. I have no idea who Aunt Nora is, but she must

Opening Up To Letting Go

“We need in love to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily – we do not need to learn it.”  — Rainer Maria Rilke   My parent’s marriage ended when my mother told my father she didn’t love him

The MDC Trading Post

Did you know you can buy and sell your baby and kids gear right here on MDC? It’s true!! We have several forums devoted to selling outgrown items and finding new things for your family. First is The Trading Post, located here: http://www.mothering.com/community/f/16878/the-trading-post There are


  I hate the Time magazine cover. I love the Time magazine cover.   I hate the cover because it is sensational and exploitive. The stylized photo of a defiant looking mom nursing a 4-year-old boy dressed in camouflage and standing on a chair portrays