The tandem mommy

Until I did it, I had little idea of what tandem nursing involved. It’s possibly an even more hush-hush topic than toddler nursing, and it can be one of the most intense but rewarding experiences of motherhood. It’s not for everyone, and even mothers

Adding the “Holy” to the “Days”

A version of this article originally appeared in December 2010; I have made some updates and hope it proves helpful for deepening your experience of the holiday season. Love, Jessica and My parents hosted a large annual Christmas Eve party with music,

Natural Relief from the Flu

Your Child Has the Flu: What’s a Mother to Do?By Lauren FederIssue 128 – January/February 2005 Let the gentle healing of homeopathy ease your family’s suffering.By Lauren Feder, MD Every fall and winter, many children and adults suffer from the familiar symptoms of cold and

Toys with a Conscience

The holiday season can be a tough time for the conscience. We want to give presents to our children, but we don’t want to overwhelm them with consumerism. We’re concerned about fair trade and how things are made, but we don’t always know how

Coconut Almond Shortbread

These amazing wheat-free treats are so luscious, you won’t believe they are good for you. Although you can use butter in this recipe, coconut oil has anti-microbial properties and contains lauric acid which aids calcium absorption. 1/2 cup coconut oil or butter, at room

The Joy of Christmas

About a month ago, as I thought about Christmas, I had the deep desire to adopt a family.  But money has been tight in our house and I knew we could never do it justice, so I just dismissed the notion.  Instead, we decided