Watching Ryann

Issue 101, July/August 2000 By Lorna Milne It was my daughter’s physique that first clued me in. People say Ryann is built like me. But through a mother’s eye it is clear that she takes after her Aunt Leslie, my husband’s sister, who raced

Sunlight Deficiency: A Review of the Literature

Cynthia Good MojabIssue 117, March/April 2003 Making informed decisions about complex and controversial health issues, such as vitamin D supplementation of breastfed infants, is inherently challenging. When evaluating information, mothers may wish to consider the goals, potential biases, and sources of funding of health

Eco-friendly Valentine’s Day

Lynn Colwell from Celebrate Green demonstrates how to make fun and eco-friendly Valentine’s Day cards and banners. Mother-daughter team, Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson, are green lifestyle experts and the co-authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the

Mothering Radio: Bus Mama

    In this episode, Mothering Radio interviews Nicole Faires who turned an old Blue Bird bus into a traveling home for her family of five. Nicole wrote about her life on the road in “Bus Mama” in the Mar-Apr 2011 issue of Mothering.

The Velveteen Stepmother

By Barbara Burkard Web Exclusive My seven-year-old stepson ran up to me, face flushed with pride. ”Here, Barbara. I got you a Mother’s Day present.” In his outstretched hand lay a green and purple rubber frog, with a red tongue that uncurled when you

More than milk

We hear an awful lot about breastfeeding being great for babies and great for moms.  It reduces the incidence of all sorts of illnesses such as ear infections and gastroenteritis in the baby and ovarian cancer in mothers.  Breastfeeding is the biologically normal way

Grief His Way

Accepting the Gift: Grief and Loss His Way By Ginger CarlsonA Web Exclusive There doesn’t seem to be anything as clearing as Himalayan air. If you’re lucky enough, the clouds part and grant you a moment’s glance at Everest’s peak. True clarity, the stuff

Scents of Childhood

By Laurie Chance SmithWeb Exclusive – June 27, 2008 My five-year-old son Joshua was crying inconsolably, his look-mom-no-hands bike ride interrupted by a jolting wasp sting. Slinging Joshua onto my hip, I headed to the medicine cabinet and grabbed a blended bottle of lavender