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394 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

Our Korean Lunar New Year, With An American Indian Twist

Thank you to Terra Trevor for this guest post. It’s part family reunion, part cultural revival. Our friends remove their shoes at the door. Sounds overlap in layers. The song Arriang and talking and laughter mixed with the clicking of sticks from the game Yut. We’re celebrating Solnal—the first day of the first month by the lunar calendar. Most people think of this as Chinese New Year, but Koreans celebrate as well, and two of my children are adopted from Korea. My hall table is piled high with wrapped packages, inexpensive items purchased at the... read more

Enter to Win a Matching Amber Mother-Baby Jewelry Set from Placenta Benefits!

This giveaway has ended. Congrats to the randomly chosen winner, Allison Minges (comment #230), please contact me at webeditor{at}mothering.com!   — Grab a Special Deal and Enter to Win from Placenta Benefits!   Special deal: Save $25 on placenta encapsulation services from Placenta Benefits (PBi)! Mention this promotion to save $25 off their services fee*! PBi has the largest international network of Placenta Encapsulation Specialists providing top quality placenta encapsulation services to new moms. Contact the... read more

Enter to Win a Nature Baby Organic Newborn Gift Set!

This giveaway is closed. The winner of the gift set is Rachel, comment #76. Rachel says: “Love this giveaway! I have “liked” both on facebook. thanks!” Rachel, please email me at webeditor[at]mothering.com to claim your win! Check out the Nature Baby website! — Enter to win an Organic Newborn Gift Set from Nature Baby! This set is the the perfect gift for expectant parents or a newborn. These cute sets contain organic cotton essentials in a sweet Pear Print, beautifully presented in a reusable organic cotton drawstring bag. To Enter:... read more

The Great Crayon Cookie Project

If you want to keep a six-year-old boy busy for a long time have him sort through old crayons, pick out all the broken ones, peel off the paper, and then put them in piles by color. After he’s done that (which, if your state of crayons are in the disarray of ours, may be the work of hours or even days), put the sorted piles into a muffin tin lined with two paper liners. The naked crayons lying in the tin will look like this: The proud six-year-old child, still in pajamas (since this is the work of more than one day) will want to pose with... read more

Win a Cloth Diaper Mommy Starter Package from Eco Womb!

  This giveaway has ended. Big congrats to the randomly chosen winner, Shannon Stubbs, comment #679–you will be emailed! In appreciation to all of you wonderful, dedicated moms (and mommies-to-be) for entering the giveaway, Eco Womb is OFFERING 20% OFF of your entire purchase now through the end of May. Just use coupon code mothersday20!       — Win a Mommy Starter Package from Eco Womb! The Prize: Eco Womb is giving away a “Mommy starter package” which includes a Go GaGa diaper bag and a Go GaGa stuff... read more

For Valentine’s Day: Love Poetry Magnet Kit

UrthChild Friday Giveaway: Moby Wrap in Black Silk, "D-Luxe"

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One of the most popular departments (for good reason!) at UrthChild is the Babywearing Department. UrthChild features baby carriers from Ergo Baby Carrier, Moby Wrap, and New Native. Today’s giveaway is a gorgeous Moby D Wrap in Black Silk. The Moby D is the “D-luxe” version of the famous Moby Wrap, which set the standard for the wraparound-style baby carrier. The beautiful Moby D comes with a special central fabric panel of hand woven silk, which is (almost) as gorgeous as the sight of you making your way through the day snuggled up with your... read more

Win the Business of Being Born Mother Lode Pack!

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to everyone who entered and to Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake for the great giveaway. The randomly chosen winner is Miranda Cassidy!! Congrats!! You will be contacted by email. Don’t forget to look for the release of the More Business of Being Born DVD set in stores Feb 7th—or grab it online now. — To celebrate the release of the More Business of Being Born DVD set in stores Feb 7th, Director Abby Epstein and Executive Producer Ricki Lake would like to offer Mothering readers a chance to win The Mother Lode... read more

The Magic Morning Basket

The Magic Morning Basket awaits for your child’s early morning rising. He will awaken and go straight for his basket, discovering the contents and playing quietly, buying YOU a little time in the morning. The basket is placed in the room where your child(ren) sleeps. Its contents are things from your home: toys and crafts that your child owns and has access to, but will appear sparkly and fresh for discovery by virtue of their placement. The goal of the basket is to offer opportunities for self-play and discovery. As such, the items that... read more

Software Problems Reporting

  To report a software problem or "bug," please send an email to administrator@mothering.com and or submit a new thread to the Site Help and Feedback forum. The more information you can provide from the list below, the easier it will be to diagnose the issue. We understand that not all steps are always able to be reproduced or remembered, but the more the better.  We really appreciate your assistance in making the site as user-friendly and reliable as possible.   Here's a sample form you can copy and paste when reporting a... read more

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