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394 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

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

Texas Style Jack O'Lantern

In Texas it’s hard to keep a jack o’ lantern looking fresh for very long. About an hour after carving the flies arrive and the heat starts to melt the pumpkin into a slump. Within a couple of days it’s caving in on itself in a sort of gelatinous lump. Which is really scary, true. But gross. And it dawned on me – the pumpkin isn’t exactly a southern crop. In the name of keeping it local, and celebrating the harvests of our region, AND keeping the flies away, I came up with this little creation; the Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Jack O’Lantern. It is quick... 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

Mothering and City Harvest: How You Can Help New York's Hungry

  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the residents of New York need our help more than ever.  Mothering has partnered with City Harvest to provide our members with information on how they can help during this time.   Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children. This year,City Harvest will collect 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms.... read more

Cloth Diaper Giveaway: Charlie Banana

Breaking news! Due to the enthusiastic response to this giveaway, Charlie Banana has upped the number of prizes. There will now be THREE Reusable Diapering Systems awarded to THREE winners. Yay! Charlie Banana is giving away their 2 in 1 Reusable Diapering System collection (a whopping package of 6 one-size diapers plus 12 inserts) and some Charlie Banana Wipes (chlorine, perfume and chemical-free). I love the tutti fruity colors, don’t you? Here’s how you enter to win: 1. Leave a comment below. 2. For a second chance to win,... read more

Encouraging The Mother Daughter Project

When I was 19, I went to Europe with 2 girlfriends for 9 1/2 weeks. On the train in France, I was listening to Sinead O’Connor for the first time on my walkman (yes, I am that old) and I was deeply moved by just how incredible she was. Everyone had told me she was amazing, but I hadn’t checked her out yet because I thought if she was that great, I would have discovered her myself. I had a similar experience with The Mother Daughter Project. My friend eagerly told me about the book by SuEllen Hamkins, MD and Renee Schultz, MA. The movement had been a... read more

A Book Review Series In Honor of African-American History Month

By Jessica Williams Most people know about Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon,” Alice Walker’s “In Search of our Mother’s Gardens,” and Wallace Thurman’s, “The Blacker the Berry,” all of which I whole-heartedly recommend. My husband was born of a black father and white mother. When I birthed our first daughter I was obsessed with reading about mixed race children. Here are a few reviews of some lesser known gems centered on being black and white. Caucasia by Danzy Senna This book is... read more

Oregon's Wild Harvest: Herbal Giveaway Bonanza

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Oregon’s Wild Harvest has organized a wonderfully abundant giveaway for A la Mama readers. The first place winner will receive the Oregon’s Wild Harvest Herbal Stork Basket. That includes… •Maternal Sereni-Tea (1) •Fenugreek capsules-90 ct. (2) •St John’s Wort-Alcohol Free (1) •Entire children’s line (1 of each of the following: Ear Drops, Echinacea-Orange Flavor, Echinacea-Raspberry Flavor, Echinacea Goldenseal-Orange Flavor, Tranquil Child, and Tummy Aid). These alcohol-free herbal products have been formulated... read more

Giveaway & Flash Sale: Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers

Charlie Banana is giving one lucky A la Mama winner 2 6-packs of cloth diapers! And everyone else wins, too, with the following flash sale. For the next three days: February 28, March 1 and March 2, the 6-packs of diapers in S, M and L sizes will be on sale for 20% off (usually $99.99, now $80). Use code Mothering0320. Charlie Banana is also offering free shipping on orders over $150 with the following code: 0203moth from February 28 through March 17, 2011. You can use both codes for one order, and really rack up the savings.... read more

For Valentine's Day: OMG Truffles

  And. . . we’re off! On the Mel and Laura’s Several Fabulous Things You Can Make for V-Day Project, that is.   First up: Truffles. And not just any truffles. These are dairy-free and nut-free, sure, but they don’t taste like they’re lacking a thing. Heavenly stuff. We made them recently for our March-April Peggy’s Kitchen article (which features special treats for kids with food sensitivities) and we could not believe how good these were.   Don’t be daunted by the photo. We’re here to tell you these are not hard to make. And once you’ve mixed up the ingredients and... read more

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