Bear Claw Mama

By Tracy Abell Issue 91, November/December 1998 What would compel a woman to attempt yoga while in the same room with a toddler? I was motivated after treating myself to a total body massage and learning that in the massage therapist’s recent experience, the

Life as a Deaf Mother

By Dawn Colclasure Issue 123, March/April 2004 When I learned I was pregnant, I was filled with joy: Finally, I was going to be a mother. Yet it wasn’t long before the joy was replaced by a pervading fear as I was forced to

SOPA, PIPA and Online Communities

    Today, January 18, 2012, several major internet sites, including Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing, are dark to protest two new pieces of federal legislation, SOPA and PIPA. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), House Bill 3261, would allow copyright holders to seek

Painting Your Fears Away

Late pregnancy is a time when fears may resurface, and art is the perfect medium to address challenging emotions. Gather together five small sheets of paper, an envelope to hold them, some inexpensive finger paints, and several large pieces of paper. Choose some open-ended

Dora Who?

By Bethany Saltman Web Exclusive I was listening to the radio the other day and the uber-intellectual Susan Jacoby was being interviewed about her new book, The Age of American Unreason, which is essentially yet another book outlining how Americans have become so illiterate.

Remedies for Earaches

By Peggy O’Mara and Jane McConnell Earaches are the number one cause of pediatric visits. Fluid can easily build up in a child’s tiny middle ear, creating pressure on the eardrum and causing intense pain. Most ear infections are painful but not serious. If


Travelmind: Finding Adventure in Everyday Activities By Elizabeth Valente Septempber 05, 2011 Like many of my generation and background, my ilk, I’ve always listed traveling as one of the “things that I’m into.” If I was graduating from something, you can bet a celebratory