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7 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

Who Wins in an Arm Wrestle, Mother Nature or Technology?

The parenting debate these days is roughly where religion was at in the Middle Ages. A recent Slate article was subtitled, “How the mindful parenting movement is setting parents up to fail.” This seems a bit harsh to me. Or at least sensationalized. You won’t find an article titled “How The Christians Are Setting Us Up For Failure” or “Red Wine: The Blood Of Christ, For Realsies?” And thank goodness for that. These debates are so five hundred years ago. Maybe you follow the Ten Commandments and I prefer The Sermon on the Mount, but we’re not going to argue about it. It’s... read more

Vacation On and Off The Beaten Path

  As far as educational vacations go, it’s tough to beat Washington, DC. We’re lucky enough to live within an easy day’s drive, so we loaded up with roughly half of everything we own, booked a hotel room and hit the road, smugly patting ourselves on the back for bringing school lessons to life as well as being all around swell parents.   And there in the heart of it all: monuments and memorials, The Reflecting Pool, museums, this fancy building that looked important... Look I’m not a tour guide. But it was impressive. The kids looked around, shrugged and, in a... read more

How-to Become a Mothering Blogger

                Are you a mom blogger? Do you have a passion for a topic and want to share it? Mothering is looking to take on more weekly bloggers who want to write about their passions and help parents find the information they need. We are particularly interested in bloggers who want to write about natural/eco family living topics, but are open to new and unique suggestions that will be a good fit for our readers. Blogging positions are unpaid, but you will receive unparalleled exposure to our large community and the option of promoting your... read more

Super Summer Gear: 10 Hot Selections for the Whole Family

Summertime goes by too fast, so we've selected some of our favorite new warm weather products to help you stay cool, travel safer and have more fun while it lasts! Check out these 10 awesome items you won't want to miss.        S'well Stainless Steel Water Bottle   This stylish water bottle will keep your drinks icy cold or nice and hot for hours. The construction is heavy duty and the unique cap is a serious improvement on typical stainless steel drinking bottles. Holds up well to bumps and... read more

Last two days - Mother's Day 2-for-1 sale on mother&child posters &cards - sale ends 5pm Friday!

Mother’s Day 2-for-1 special:  sale ends Friday at 5pm!  Order a poster or greeting card of any mother-&-child image and get a second one FREE!  See here for details:  http://durgabernhard.com/bookblog For those of you who read Mothering in print, you may recall a few of these paintings which were published as illustrations in the magazine (click on images to order posters and cards): MOTHER & CHILD was Mothering Magazine’s 25th anniversary logo. THE AMAZING PLACENTA was commissioned for an article of the same title, written by Sarah... read more

Don't Make a Picture, Make a Mess! from www.LoveParentingLA.com's MOTHER!!

Hi, It’s me, Jessica Williams creator of L.O.V.E. Parenting. I am in the home stretch for the publication of The Ultimate Parenting Course due this month. My mom (who happens to be a children’s book author and an educator!) is here with a guest post. ENJOY! “Don’t Make A Picture, Make a Mess!” by Stephanie Waxman I took my 2-½ year old granddaughter Zena to the local mall for “Toddler Tuesdays.” Enthusiastic Sheri in a bright red apron directed us to a table where other toddlers sat. At each place was a cup of crayons, a cartoon of a... read more

Earth Day Books the Whole Family Will Love

by Mindy Rhiger   Celebrate Earth Day and all that goes with it with these fun books!   My Mama Earth: Watch the wonder experienced by a small child journeying through the world and  taking in the many magnificent aspects of nature. This imaginative and lyrical picture book showcases the love between a mother and child, celebrating the ever-changing beauty of the natural world along the way.           Make a reusable cloth bag with Gabby and Grandma Go Green by Monica Wellington.  This brightly colored picture book follows Gabby and her Grandma as they have a... read more

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