Education and Community

When our children are born, I think most of us feel compelled to hunker down with our partners, parents, and closest friends for a long spell of gazing at the baby. It’s like circling the wagons: creating a tight, safe circle in which our

Natural Hand Sanitizers

By Debbie LindgrenWeb Exclusive – February 20, 2009 Keeping children healthy and safe is the goal of parents worldwide. Experts agree that one of the easiest ways to avoid spreading germs is to wash your hands, particularly prior to eating. However, sinks and bathrooms

Labeled Disabled

Labled DisabledBy Joy Perrino Choquette When was the last time you saw someone with a disability on the big screen, playing a leading role in the latest Hollywood blockbuster? Featured in a fashion magazine? Or the main character of a popular television show? The

Unplugged Vacations

By Ann E. MichaelA Web Exclusive “You’re a better woman than I am,” sighed my friend, “And out of your mind.” I had just told her of our summer vacation plans: my husband and I were traveling to an island off of Nova Scotia,

Breastfeeding Triplets

Breastfeeding Triplets: Advice from Successful Moms By Ellen Zagorsky-GoldbergWeb Exclusive Sheri of Port St. Lucie, Florida, nursed her first child for almost two years. Three years later, when she discovered she was pregnant again, she had no doubts about what her feeding choice would

The Photograph

By Sarah Sansbury Web Exclusive, November 13, 2006 “Hold your breast like this.” After several midwives, nurses, surgeons, anesthetists, and assistants had all seen me completely naked, somehow it never crossed my mind: the oddity of a woman I just met placing her large,

Seashells

Web Exclusive – May 30, 2008 By Amanda Dumenigo I knew that I wanted to breastfeed my baby, but I wondered if the lactation consultants, educational sites, instructional videos, La Leche league, and the rest of the somewhat overwhelming array of resources were necessary.