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394 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

Bright, Colorful Thirsties Duo Diapers Giveaway!

Good Morning, Cloth Diaperistas! Today I am giving away 4 Thirsties Duo Diapers. Each pocket diaper comes with a duo microfiber/hemp/cotton insert. (You can also stuff the diaper with a prefold.) Please mention your preference of cover pattern and size. Please note: I only have diapers with Aplix closures (top row, above). Choices are: Alice Brights (flowers) Warm Stripes (pink, orange, purple) Blackbird (trees) Cool Stripes (blue, green, brown) And I have sizes One (6-18 lbs.) and Two (18-40 lbs.) Here’s... read more

Win Four Organic Pillows from Sachi Organics, a $285 Value!

This giveaway has ended. The randomly chosen winner is Lisa K. Congrats! We will contact you. If you didn’t win you can still get some of these great pillows or other products from Sachi Organics with coupon code MOTHERING-7412, good for 10% off any order between 10/07/2011 and 11/07/2011! —- Enter to win a natural and organic pillow pack from Sachi Organics, a $285 value! One winner will receive: 1 Dual Chamber Pillow 1 Kapok Sleeping Pillow 1 Wooly Bola Sleeping Pillow and 1 Buckwheat Hull Neck... read more

Enter to Win a Pack of Cloth Diapers from Charlie Banana!

This giveaway has ended. The randomly chosen winner is Melody Gartman, comment #1719. Congrats!!! You will be contacted by email. If you did not win you can still get some great deals from Charlie Banana with the following coupon codes. Good through July 1st only! FLASH SALE: Sized Pack of 6 Princess and Sized Pack of 6 Boy prints are both on sale for $88.88 for Small, Medium and Large sizes (One-Size is not included). Use code mjp123b for the ‘Boy’ print and mjp123p for the ‘Princess’ print.   Any order over $150.00 will receive a... read more

Raising Natural Kids in a High-Tech World

I imagine it has always been difficult raising natural kids. I imagine it’s never been easy to hop onto the natural train, doing things that go against the grain of society. It seems in our world, we’re always trying to find a new and better, easier, albeit not always right, way of doing things. It seems we have flowed back and forth, to and fro, a natural lifestyle. I have to believe mothers have been fighting their children’s interest in the latest gadgets for years upon years, including the radio and then the early tv’s. My generation has seen the tv’s... read more

Feasting with Family

By Jamie Odeneal For this crazy brood, Thanksgiving means the "chaotic blessing" of each other's company. It's 10:30 a.m. on thanksgiving day, and my nephew Tanner is intently banging a broom around the upstairs of the beach house our parents have rented for the week. With his stream of incomprehensible toddler babble and his bed head, he's like a crazy janitor on a mission. When my sister Kate tries to put the broom away, he slams his fists against the closet door, wailing as if he's been critically wounded. Kate doesn't miss a beat and swoops in with his... read more

five crafty mamas

Our May-June cover story, written by Jean Van’t Hul, features five Midas-like mamas who go about their lives transforming the everyday into the breathtaking. To gaze upon their creations is to be first awestruck, then inspired. (And endearing them to me all the more is the fact that these woman are all talented photographers.) Here they are, with links to their blogs and web sites. 1. Sally Shim. A mom of two who favors handmade goods for their originality, she often makes things herself because she just can’t find what she’s looking for in... read more

A Ten-Step Plan for the Best Family Vacation Ever!

        Even better with inner tranquility in place           A Ten-Step Plan for the Best Family Vacation Ever! by Jessica Williams, www.LoveParentingLA.com & Facebook “Mom, I’m bored!” “Dad, can I use your phone?” “Honey, if we leave the hotel at 7:30am, we can make it to the Kapai Trail Loop by 7:45am which we can complete by 9:15am and then we can take a shuttle to the Kunai Trail Loop, and…” “I need a vacation from my vacation!” Use this ten-step plan from L.O.V.E. Parenting... read more

Holiday Gift Giveaway: Hape Wooden BBQ Set w/Food

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How cool is this Hape wooden grill set? This is the first in a series of A la Mama holiday gift giveaways that will stretch into mid-December. So hang around : ) Toys, mama treats, family goodies…something for everyone. The BBQ features an opening hood, double-sided grill rack (one for grilling, the other for a stovetop), collapsible side table and wheels to move wherever grilling needs to be. Food includes two steaks, two fish, two skewers with six pieces, ketchup, mustard and tongs. Hape is a wonderful company; their bamboo games are... read more

Giveaway: Rosie Hippo Amish Kitchen

Rosie Hippo is giving one lucky A la Mama reader a beautiful handmade piece from their Amish wooden kitchen collection: the sink/stove combination. (Accessories not included) Give your busy little chef all he or she needs to whip up some pretend play kitchen fun! The sink/stove is beautifully handcrafted of solid pine by Amish craftsman. Faucet and stove knobs turn on sink/stove combo. Solidly built for years of fun. Non-toxic, child-safe finish. Made in the USA. 2+ Rosie Hippo also has beautiful Amish doll furniture, great for... read more

How to Make a "Healthy" Cake

I do not advocate celebrating half birthdays. That I made my daughter a half birthday cake, as I mentioned in this post, is a testament to said daughter’s dogged persistence. Several readers asked for the recipe for the flourless chocolate cake with lemon curd frosting. This recipe is only slightly modified from Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts (which is hands down the best dessert cookbook I’ve ever had. I actually won this book from Words to Eat By. Thank you again Debbie!). This cake is almost like chocolate mousse. It’s gluten-free and... read more

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