Joyful Noises

one of my sheep warming up to sing at last year’s Christmas pageant I ran into my friend and neighbor yesterday, and she asked if I’d be interested in co-hosting a Christmas caroling party. You mean, I asked, like a real song-singing, cookie-eating, wassail-drinking

You can change: a sweeping affirmation

seemingly impossible; they can, but you can’t; not in this lifetime, light years away, inconceivable. the stuff of dreams. luck. ha. instead, take this into your cells: miracles, proof, evolution and revolutions, breakthroughs, dawnings, devotion, in time, in the realm of possibility, with the

Ten Frugal Gift Ideas

Need some simple and frugal gift ideas? Check out these great suggestions from members of the Mothering community.    Now through Dec 19th, share your own homemade gift ideas in our 2012 Homemade Gifts Contest for a chance to win a $100 gift card

Cookie Cutter Cookies

  Cookie baking is an essential part of the holidays. Here’s a wheat-free, egg-free recipe with no refined sugar. You can frost these if you like but they are delicious plain.     1 cup almonds   1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 3/4

Carob-Nut Balls

These healthy treats are fun for kids to help you make. 1/4 cup almonds 1/4 cup walnuts 1 cup raisins 4 dried figs or dates, pits removed 1/4 cup carob powder 2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom 1

The Magic of Christmas

By Bethany Rountree Web Exclusive This year my son believed in Santa Claus. When my children were born I pondered how to handle the whole Santa Claus thing. Should my husband and I lead them on with stories of St. Nick and hooves on

Cabbage Heals

As the local produce wanes, it’s the perfect time to make your own sauerkraut to last through the cold months.  These fermented foods give us immunity-enhancing properties via probiotics.  Quite easy to make.  If we can do it – well, you can do it

Beads and Blessings

By Anne Nicholson WeberWeb Exclusive When my friend Sandra was pregnant with her second child, she had a blessingway instead of a baby shower. Eight of her closest women friends came together one afternoon, each with an offering for a birth altar: a fan