By Heather Cori Rader “Mom, why don’t people love the Earf?” asks my son, Jamin. He holds a bag bulging with the trash that he and his dad have picked up from our street. “Because we don’t teach our children about reverence,” I reply.
As parents, feeding our children is one of the main aspects of our caretaking, and of course we want to do it right. Unfortunately, what should be a simple and pleasant task can turn into a confusing experience. Advice from nutrition experts can be
I have been afraid of death for as long as I can remember. I don’t know when it began: maybe it was losing both my father and grandmother at the age of three – events that shaped my life in fundamental ways. Or maybe
By Laura Grace Weldon Today I’ll be gardening, making kimchi, planning a baby shower, walking the dogs, and chatting with my kids. Frugality gives me the freedom to spend my time this way, even if my husband and I laugh about not replacing the tattered blanket on
This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering’s Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school. The
Hiking, camping or simply playing in our own backyard can become more misery than fun when we find ourselves swarmed by mosquitoes and other insects. But before you grab the bug dope from your local drugstore you might ask yourself, “What’s in
My blogging life (my entire life, actually) was rudely interrupted one week ago today, when I was badly bitten by a neighbor’s dog. It has put the issue of dog owner denial front and center for me. I realize it could have been much
Summer is here! Which means it’s vacation time! Of course, vacations are a little different with a little one in tow. Before having a baby, my husband and I used to love
Recently, we ran a Spring Cleaning Contest and asked Mothering members to share the eco-friendly ways they’ve found to keep things clean. Below you’ll find some of the great ideas our members shared, as well as awesome green cleaning products our community has recommended.
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