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Keep your loved ones close with creative ideas for playing together as a family

394 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

Video - Green Halloween: healthy and earth-friendlier treats & treasures

  Corey from Green Halloween inspires you to “think outside the candy box” when it comes to treats and treasures for trick-or-treaters. Visit Green Halloween for more links and details on carrying out the tips in this video. Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the mother-daughter founders of Green Halloween® and authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family. Stay tuned to learn how easy it is to compost pumpkins, food scraps (including candy), and natural décor. Check out... read more

Craft Pattern: Sew Your Own Receiving Blanket

  When I was pregnant with my daughter my mom gave me a whole basket of handmade receiving blankets for my shower. Out of all my gifts they were one of my absolute favorites. She made some out of flannel and others out of lightweight cotton. I used them for nursing, laying on the grass, a shade from the sun, in the car, for changing, you name it! In fact my daughter, now a busy three year old, still sleeps with one as a light summer blanket. If you are expecting this is the perfect nesting project or, if you have a friend with a baby on the way, whip up a few for gifts... read more

The Three R's...Holiday Edition

By S.K. Valenzuela   Ahhh, the holidays.  That joyful riot of candles and lights and smartly-wrapped packages, the sound of silver bells and sleigh bells jingling on the road to grandmother's house.  There's so much to love about the holidays...but sometimes, the bustle of it all can become overwhelming.  If the prospect of checking your list twice and decking your halls is filling you with anxiety, try focusing on the three R's...holiday edition.   If you're a birthy person like me, you may already be familiar with Penny Simkin's Three R's for childbirth.  (If... read more

Easter Herb Garden How-To and Herb Quiche Recipe

  This accidental idea came to me when I went to Trader Joe’s to buy some flowers for a friend last Easter.  I already had the herb quiche in the car and stopped by the store on my way.  I kept looking for some spring flowers, but mostly there were expensive Easter lilies and orchids left in the flower section.  All of a sudden the herbs got my attention.  I thought for less than the price of the lilies I could buy at least 6 different herbs and a beautiful square basket to put them in.  She could use the herbs for a long time and reuse the basket too.    I was not... read more

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

According to a study by the Journal of Clinical Psychology 45% of Americans make New Year's resolutions every year. And while only 8% of people accomplish these goals, the study states that a person is ten times more likely to attain their ambitions if they explicitly state them as resolutions.    Here is a list of the most common New Year's resolutions. Are your 2013 goals on this list? Tell us about them in our fun community thread happening right now!    The results are out: here are the Top Ten New Year's Resolutions from the Mothering... read more

The Family Unity Speech

  Grandparents on canals with grandchildren Hi Friends, I want to share with you a L.O.V.E. Parenting concept called the Family Unity Speech. This conversation helps ground your child(ren) in their unique history, the core values of your family and helps elevate the consciousness of your intensions for daily living. I give this talk to my kids during a relaxed moment cuddled on the couch or walking or driving; I’ve repeated the conversation for maximum impact! Share your Family Unity Speech in the comments section! The crux of... read more

Video - Green Halloween: Halloween dECOr

  Corey from Green Halloween shares some great tips for greening your home for Halloween with natural, recycled, upcycled and sustainable décor. Visit Green Halloween for more links and details on carrying out the tips in this video. Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the mother-daughter founders of Green Halloween® and authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family. Stay tuned for Lynn’s video recipe for truly non-toxic face paints. Check out "Sustainable Season's Greetings"... read more

One of America's Top Pediatricians Leaves Pediatrics

Maggie Kozel with her husband and two daughters. A top pediatrician, she decided to leave the profession. Her new book explains why.   “You have to read this book,” my friend Rebecca urged, handing me back an advanced review copy I had loaned her. “Everyone needs to read this book. We need to get this book in front of every member of Congress. This is exactly what happened to me. This is why I left medicine.” Even though I’m an avid reader, I have stacks and stacks of unread review copies, sent to me by authors or by their nice PR folks. It was one of... 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

The Possibility Shop Episode 5 Thanksgiving Table

  • by lllee

  Learn how to make creative Thanksgiving table decorations & centerpieces.    To view more videos from The Possibility Shop, click here. read more

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