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394 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

October Toy Giveaway Winners Announced!!

Congratulations to the winners of the October Toy Giveaway Extravaganza! We will be contacting the winners by email.  You can also contact Jodi, Marketing Director, at jodir [at] mothering.com. A Toy Garden – Spectacular Butterfly Puzzle Michelle Miranda, Lakewood, NJ Natural Pod – Rainbow Cape & Streamer Sunshine Bond, Harvest, AL Oompa – Pooki & Co Mobil Sandra Ai Mori, Oakland, CA Franklin Goose – Little Sapling Mod Toddler Rocking Horse Gwendelayne Grimm, Yountville, CA Rosie Hippo – Shake Rattle & Drum Melissa Wardwell, Black Mountain, NC Hazelnut Kids – Plan Toys... read more

Daddy-Friendly Giveaway: Baggino Combination Diaper Bag-n-Changing Belt

This tool-belt style diaper bag is both sleekly urbane and…kind of dude-friendly, isn’t it? Father’s Day is June 20th so I’m posting this giveaway now to give you enough time to enter to win. Please leave a comment below to enter the giveaway. Feel free to give a shout-out to the father or co-parent in your life…or represent if you are the one in that role. As the features editor, I love reading submissions from dads, and we look forward to publishing a story, “Fathering in Public,” by Ryan Miller in September/October 2010. ... read more

Enter to Win a Beco Baby Carrier from QuirkyBaby!

This giveaway has ended. The randomly chosen winner is Rosemary, comment #417. Congrats! You will be contacted by email. If you didn’t win you can still take advantage of the special offer for a few more days! Special Offer: Get 10% off everything when you order at QuirkyBaby (except Ergo, Beco, Sakura Bloom, and sale items) with free US shipping. Ergo, Beco, and Sakura Bloom orders of $100+ qualify for free gifts — either a pair of BabyLegs or a Rearview Mirror– and orders of $150+ get two free gifts. No coupons necessary! – Enter to Win a... read more

The First Night of Hanukkah

Lighting Hanukkah candles with the kids Tonight is Baby Leone’s first Hanukkah. It’s also Shabbat. Where I grew up–in Newton, Massachusetts–there are lots of Jewish families. But even though my parents are both Jewish, we did not celebrate the Jewish holidays and we never lit Hanukkah candles. Instead, my friend Becca Steinberg would invite me to her house.Then 6-year-old Hesperus lighting Hanukkah candles when we lived in Niger, West Africa My parents are scientists and atheists and I think my mother had so many scars from her childhood that she did not want to raise... read more

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Giveaway from Barefoot Books!

This giveaway has ended. Thank you to Barefoot Books for sharing this fun read! The randomly chosen winners are Tracie and Claire. You will both be contacted by email. Congrats!!! If you didn’t win you can still grab this book and many other great selections on the Barefoot Books website.  —– Today, Jan 23rd, is the Chinese New Year and we’ll be celebrating with a fun giveaway from Barefoot Books (publishers of some very awesome and totally unique reads for kids)! Two lucky winners will receive a copy of The Great Race, a beautifully... read more

Win Ina May's New Book--Birth Matters!

This giveaway has ended. Please visit this post to see who won and grab a great deal. Win a copy of Birth Matters: The New Book by Ina May Gaskin! America’s leading midwife explains why birth is a feminist issue. Called “the mother of authentic midwifery,” Ina May Gaskin has practiced for nearly forty years at The Farm Midwifery Center, which is noted for its low rates of intervention, morbidity and mortality. She is the only midwife for whom an obstetric maneuver has been named (Gaskin maneuver). To Enter: Make sure you are a fan of Mothering... read more

Whiteboard wisdom

Thought for the day, courtesy of Mothering‘s beloved web director, Cynthia Mosher (discussing the need to create ad space in our newsletters that won’t crowd the existing space reserved for a skyscraper ad): “Would you please see what you can come up with that will fit well and respect the skyscraper?” O-o-o-o-kay. We’ll get right on that, Cynthia!   Tags: cynthia mosher, MDC newsletter, newsletters, Peggy's Kitchen newsletter, skyscraper, thought for the day, white board, whiteboard, YourPregnancy newsletter This... read more

When Mel rides her bike in to work . . .

she rides her bike IN to work.How many people do you know who bikearound with their knitting? Excellent stress-reducer during these hazy, crazy days of magazine production.Oh, and also in the basket? Her towel . . . (Happy Towel Day!)####### Tags: bike, melyssa holik, office, the making of a magazine This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 8:01 pm ... read more

Making Stuff Together - a Giveaway

  I am one of those crafty mamas, at least in my heart. I wander through holiday craft fairs and cruise etsy and ravelry for inspiration. I adore fabrics and wool and have a stash of both that is overflowing the hutch and bins I had so generously designated as my craft space. My list of things I want to make is rather long, and my intentions are good, they truly are. Here’s the catch – since I became a mom my crafty side as taken a back seat. Like the back seat of a school bus. And I only have two kids. When I do manage to work on a project I am in... read more

Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics Giveaway

Oh, how we love Earth Mama Angel Baby. They are such a great mama-owned company. Warm, fuzzy, and also, really wise and witty. So very “mama.” Earth Mama Angel Baby has completed a mission to define organic and safe standards for body products, and so you can rest easy in that regard, too. And they’re giving one lucky A la Mama reader a $50 gift certificate! Which means you can pick whatever you want. They have wonderful gift sets: for pregnancy, postpartum, babies, breastfeeding support (and more) and they also have excellent mama body care products... read more

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