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

4 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

Say what?!

Has the whole world gone nuts? Yes, I’m still grieving the loss of Mothering magazine, so admittedly I’m a little touchy on all matters periodical. But. . . In the mail at our house on Friday, addressed to me: American Baby magazine. In the mail at our house today, addressed to me: BabyTalk. I’ve never subscribed to a parenting magazine in my life (and am way too old to be remomming!), so how is it that I’m on these guys’ lists? Somebody’s idea of a cruel joke? Or an overly elaborate April Fool’s Day joke? # P.S. Oh, and, also in the... read more

In Praise of Half-Finished Books

One year, I made a ‘To Read’ list, composed of five novels-Mozart’s Women: His Family, Friends, His Music by Jane Glover; Hot and Bothered, Annie Downey; Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot, First Wife of T.S. Eliot by Carole Seymore-Jones; Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire and Howard’s End, E.M. Forster-to be finished within six months. Pretty ambitious, considering the proposed books are all within the 200-300 page range, one at nearly 700+ pages. Some would say, that doesn’t sound ambitious at all! It is when there is a toddler... 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

Enter to Win a Subscription to Yes! Magazine!

Mothering contributor Jeremy Adam Smith speaks to the fluidity and diversity of today’s family unit  in YES! Magazine’s Winter 2011 issue, “What Happy Families Know.” From Yes! Magazine: Marriage and family values are among America’s most polarizing political issues. But when we get down to the personal, we find that real family is mostly about taking care of each other, despite our differences. This issue of YES! Magazine takes an honest look at family and celebrates the values and choices that help us support and look after each... read more

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