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635 health article submissions by the Mothering community.

Injustice in Our Justice System

When he was 18 years old, Tony Yarbough’s mother was murdered. So was his 12-year-old sister, and her 12-year-old friend. The grief of losing a mother and a sister to murder is unimaginable to me. But it’s possible that what Tony Yarbough is going through now is even worse. He’s in jail. For the murders of his mother and his sister. Tony Yarbough is innocent. A slight, soft-spoken young African-American man, Tony Yarbough was not given a fair trial. He wakes up and goes to sleep every night behind bars. Even though he committed... read more

Loving and Losing a Family Pet

She was a gorgeous dog. The color of an Irish Setter. The size of an American Eskimo. She had wispy fur at the corner of each floppy ear. More wisps on her front and hind legs, like a Golden Retriever. A few people who were knowledgeable about rare dog breeds would ask if she was a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (she looked practically identical to one). But she wasn’t any of those fancy breeds. She was a mutt. I named her Callie, after California. I brought her home to my apartment in Santa Monica 13 years ago. She was a sweet, quiet puppy, yet... read more

Get a FREE Hyland's Cold 'n Cough Just by Showing Some Love!

The Hyland’s Homeopathy free cold ‘n cough promotion has ended. Thank you to everyone who showed some love! Get a FREE Hyland’s Cold ‘n Cough by sharing your love of Hyland’s with your friends! HOW to SHARE. Get a free Cold ‘n Cough or Nighttime Cold ‘n Cough by “sharing” this post on your facebook page and tagging Hyland’s and Mothering’s facebook pages in your post. Then leave a comment letting us know you did, and which kind you prefer (nighttime or regular), and we will contact you to get your Hyland’s sent out right away!! Just click on the... read more

Thrifty Thursday: It's a Thrifty Tip Puppy Pile--pile on!

I have three tips for you today. 1. Trader Joe’s “Joe’s Dark” coffee is only $3.50 per canister, and it totally works for me. Previously, Coffee Snob Moi was enjoying the very delicious Weaver’s organic coffees for around $13/lb., but I have just shifted into turbo thrifty mode, and therefore, we’re drinking Joe’s and TRULY LIKING IT. 2. An eBay-type website just for family stuff? Yep, it’s true. Check out www.Storkbrokers.com. Sell your old stuff, get new-to-you stuff at a discount. And how green–not to be buying new whatevers when things already... read more

Rachel Carson on "inborn wonder"

A profound philosophical snippet about child-wonder, courtesy of famed ecologist Rachel Carson. Just because. IF A CHILD IS TO KEEP ALIVE HIS INBORN SENSE OF WONDER WITHOUT ANY SUCH GIFT FROM THE FAIRIES, HE NEEDS THE COMPANIONSHIP OF AT LEAST ONE ADULT WHO CAN SHARE IT, REDISCOVERING WITH HIM THE JOY, EXCITEMENT AND MYSTERY OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. PARENTS OFTEN HAVE A SENSE OF INADEQUACY WHEN CONFRONTED ON THE ONE HAND WITH THE EAGER, SENSITIVE MIND OF A CHILD AND ON THE OTHER WITH A WORLD OF COMPLEX PHYSICAL NATURE, INHABITED BY A LIFE SO VARIOUS... read more

Hyland's Giveaway Winners and Get a FREE Hyland's Cold 'n Cough!

Thanks to everyone who entered Hyland’s Homeopathic giveaway! The three random winners of the Hyland’s Cold ‘n Cough and Nighttime Cold ‘n Cough combo (a $16 value) are Nicole (nvanderwaall@), Lori (lolo_n_sa@), and Elise (yaliina@). You will be emailed to claim your prize. Congrats! If you didn’t win you can still get a FREE Cold ‘n Cough or Nighttime Cold ‘n Cough by shopping in the Mothering Shop. With any order from the Mothering Shop you qualify for a free Cold ‘n Cough or Nighttime Cold ‘n Cough!! Just use the codes at left when you place... read more

the end of an era

And then the carefree child, grateful for the experience of being—the joys of learning and sharing with others, the richness of growth and discovery—dashes across the beckoning bridge and on to new things on the other side. The End # # The digital version of our March–April 2011 issue will go live later today. This issue will be Mothering‘s last—the magazine is no longer being published in print or digital format. Here’s how our publisher, Peggy O’Mara, put it on her blog. After 35 years of making magazines, the staff at Mothering... read more

ADHD & Diet: How Food Affects Mood

By Michael JacobsonIssue 101, July/August 2000 In the early 1970s, Dr. Benjamin Feingold, then chief emeritus of the Department of Allergy at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Permanente Medical Group in San Francisco, reported a link between diet and several physical and allergic conditions. Thirty to 50 percent of Feingold's hyperactive patients said they benefited from diets free of artificial colorings and flavorings, and certain natural chemicals (salicylates, found in apricots, berries, tomatoes, and other foods). Although many parents eagerly embraced the... read more

Living Libations Creator Guest Blogs Today on Dental Health

By Nadine Artemis of Living Libations (my new very favorite source for aromatherapy, elixirs, and chrisms!) Sometimes, helping children to brush their teeth, or getting children to brush their own teeth, is like herding cats and, when children do brush their teeth, even when they are teenagers, do they do a thorough job? Is their brushing effective? In ancient times, children very rarely had cavities. Today, however, one of the biggest health concerns affecting little ones more than any other in North America and Europe is dental decay, ECC... read more

Mama Monday: Avoiding those Grumpy-Mom Mornings

A guest blog post by Tracey Brewer of Girls to Grow.   “You’re going to be late!”  “Where’s your book bag?”  “Did you brush your teeth?”  “We don’t have time for this today!”   If an award for “Grumpiest Mom” were handed out each morning, I’m afraid I would be nominated more times than I’d like to admit.  I am often so focused on getting everyone up and dressed, hurrying dawdling eaters at the breakfast table, gathering items to pack in lunches and hurrying each family member out of the door on time that I am short-tempered and joyless. I... read more

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