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Mothering Magazine ceased both print and digital publication in February 2011. Our community has moved to the web and we'd love your support for Mothering.com.    By becoming a Mothering Supporting Member, you help us share information and inspiration with a whole new generation of parents. Many of the ideas that Mothering pioneered in 1976--natural birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapers, baby carriers, healthy food--are now standard procedure for young parents. Help us keep passing it on.   To purchase a subscription, please click here.   Supporter Package... read more


Registration Issues Why do I need to validate my email? I never got my email validation email! I forgot my password. What should I do? How do I change my user name, email address, and password? Why does registration require my Zip Code and Birthday for registration?   Using The Site Why can't I access certain forums like Co-ops, Parents as Partners or Talk Amongst Ourselves? Is there a way to see the site without ads? How do I report inappropriate ads? Who can I contact if I'm having a problem or need help? Can I Advertise in the forums? How do I close... read more

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  advertise@mothering.com   Brand advocates are created through support of Mothering's niche communities. Mothering's communities are where natural-minded parents gather to discuss brands and products. Supporting brands are appreciated by these communities. Many of these members will naturally become your biggest fans. Fans of your brand influence others within the community and everywhere else: on and... read more

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Web Statement of Purpose  Mothering User Agreement   Mothering.com is the website of natural family living and advocates natural solutions to parenting challenges. We host discussion of nighttime parenting, loving discipline, gentle weaning, natural birth, questioning vaccinations, homebirth, successful breastfeeding, alternative and complementary home remedies, informed consent and many other topics from a natural point of view. We are not interested, however, in hosting discussions that advocate crying it out, harsh sleep training, physical punishment, formula... read more

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Mothering’s Mission   Mothering is a community for exploring and celebrating the philosophy of natural family living. This philosophy includes the ideas of instinctual and responsive parenting, sustainable living, and parental autonomy. Mothering was founded by mothers on the premise that parents are experts in regards to their own families. In the spirit of informed consent, we examine unexplored sides of an issue, including controversial subjects, in an effort to give mothers all the possible information available. Ultimately, natural family living is about finding... read more

Sex Talk Forum

  Welcome to the new Sex Talk forum! This forum was born out of the need to have a place where topics of an adult nature could be discussed. While the forums as a whole are meant to be safe for work and family friendly, we realize that many of the hardest aspects of "life as a parent" for many couples are of a sexual nature. So, as a warning, this forum may not be safe for work. What does this mean? It means that there will be discussions of a sexual nature which might get some in trouble if their workplace prohibits visits to those kind of websites. The forum... read more

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