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394 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

Museum Day Live!

On Sept 29th hundreds of museums across the US will provide free admission as part of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! event. Only two members per household can gain free admission during the event, and must present a special ticket to do so, but it is a good chance to reduce the costs of visiting a local museum you have been wanting to bring the family to.   In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the... read more

Color To Draw My Love

  Betcha this will turn into the theme song playing in your head. Kristin Andreassen, you’re singing what we’re thinking, “Crayola doesn’t make a color to draw my love.” About Laura Grace WeldonLaura Grace Weldon is a writer, editor, conflict resolution educator, and marginally useful farm wench. She is the author of Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything. She lives with her family on Bit of Earth Farm. Check out life on the farm at http://bitofearthfarm.wordpress.com/ and keep up with Laura's relentless optimism at... read more

Meet the Mothering Team!

  There are lots of different folks on the Mothering team with a variety of skills, experiences, and lifestyles. Read on to learn more about each of them!   The Mothering Team (in alphabetical order), click on a name to jump to that team member:   AdinaL, Assistant Community Manager Bad Mama Jama, Moderator Cynthia Mosher, Community Manager Dar - GA Liaison and Moderator delightedbutterfly, Moderator grisandole, Moderator HappyHappyMommy, Moderator heatherdeg,... read more

Faces of Mothering

The Mothering Community is incredibly diverse, filled with people from around the world and in various stages of parenting and a variety of family living choices. We invited our community members to post photos of beautiful and poignant moments in their lives to share with us and each other. What we received was an incredible collection of gorgeous images that make us so proud and in awe of the vibrant and caring community of individuals we have.   We've gathered some of the photos into a slide show and put others into a video slideshow. We hope you enjoy them as much... read more

Why I Travel with My Child Too Young To Remember the Trip

Hiking to Minihaha Falls, near Lake Labun, Georgia. Why travel with a baby, many ask. Too young to remember the trip and necessitating a host of adjustments to an adult itinerary; the work required to take them along will outweigh the benefits. So, at least, goes the travel advice on many of the websites I consulted before embarking on our journey. Many of those sites went on to recommend waiting to travel internationally until children are older and can “benefit” from the trip. Some suggest leaving young children and babies with relatives and... read more

Last two days - Mother's Day 2-for-1 sale on mother&child posters &cards - sale ends 5pm Friday!

Mother’s Day 2-for-1 special:  sale ends Friday at 5pm!  Order a poster or greeting card of any mother-&-child image and get a second one FREE!  See here for details:  http://durgabernhard.com/bookblog For those of you who read Mothering in print, you may recall a few of these paintings which were published as illustrations in the magazine (click on images to order posters and cards): MOTHER & CHILD was Mothering Magazine’s 25th anniversary logo. THE AMAZING PLACENTA was commissioned for an article of the same title, written by Sarah... read more

Mother's Day Special! 2-for-1 sale on mother & child posters & cards - 1 week only!

"The Bearers" © Durga Yael Bernhard / durgabernhard.com Poster: $12 Announcing my Mother’s Day 2-for-1 special:  one week only! Order a poster or greeting card of any mother-&-child image by Durga Yael Bernhard and get a second one FREE! See here for details:  http://durgabernhard.com/bookblog Sale ends 5pm Friday, May 4th About Durga Yael Bernhard Durga Yael Bernhard is a fine artist, illustrator, children's book author/illustrator, and mother of three children born at home. She... read more

Felt Needle Book TUTORIAL from Living Crafts Magazine

Click on photo to take you to Tutorial This wabi-sabi needle book is so easy to make if you have some small pieces of felt in different colors.  You can even do some embroidery on it, using a solid button.  Click here for the tutorials on the Living Crafts blog. About Pardis Amirshahi Pardis Amirshahi is the editor of Living Crafts magazine and also writes for their popular blog. Although she always enjoyed sewing and other crafts, Pardis discovered the true joy of handwork when she became a mother. You can... read more

Scissors Cover for Mother, from Living Crafts -- Plus Giveaway

Backing is made of light blue felt. If you have some wool felt scraps, needle, and some embroidery floss, you can make this cover for your scissors and give yourself or your mother a gift from the heart.  Everyone has a pair of scissors that needs a pretty new home!  Click here to go to Living Crafts blog and find tutorial and pattern. Living Crafts 1-Year Subscription + 2 Felt BOOKs GIVEAWAY!!!! Win a 1-Year Subscription PLUS 2 felt books! For all you felt lovers who like to hand-sew, Living Crafts Magazine has two beautiful books to giveaway today. One of them is the... read more

4 Eco-Friendly Easter Celebration Ideas

Looking for some fun ways to green your Easter or Spring celebrations this year? Check out these simple ideas that the whole family is sure to love.      Natural Easter Egg Dye   Did you know that you can avoid unnatural food coloring and make your eggs beautiful by using natural ingredients? Find out how with this helpful how-to. Also check out this fun video for more tips!           Up-cycled Easter Baskets   Looking for a fun family project for Easter? What could be more fun, and special, than homemade Easter baskets? Lynn Colwell from Celebrate... read more

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