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Natural Family Living:
The Mothering magazine monthly discussion group


MotheringDotCommune is pleased to announce Natural Family Living: The Mothering magazine monthly discussion group , an interactive discussion group for our members, moderators and administrators.

Each month we will feature a new NFL topic from Peggy O’Mara’s book Natural Family Living. The topic will be one ongoing thread and will be facilitated by moderators, administrators, ask the experts and some of our awesome members! Only the facilitators and administrators will be able to start threads but discussions will not be moderated to allow for a free flow of conversation.

Each month we will present a topic to the community. The discussion thread will remain open to posting for one month at which time the discussion will be closed and placed in an archive.

The posting guidelines will be:
  • Please do not start threads in this forum; they will be deleted without notice
  • Members' posts must respect our current user agreement
    • The facilitator or a moderator may ask for edits if posts are not in compliance with our current user agreement or these guidelines
  • Please do not copy any part of these discussions on MDC or elsewhere on the web
  • Please do not bring up past or present discussions elsewhere on MDC or on the web for discussion

We’re excited to see where these discussions take us as an online Natural Family Living community and we look forward to getting to know everyone better.


These are the chapters in the book. Some months we will feature just one chapter. Other months, we will combine topics.

Forward/Introduction: The Art of Mothering

Part 1 – Preconception, Pregnancy, Natural Childbirth, and Midwifery

1 Preconception
2 A Healthy, Wide-Awake Pregnancy
3 Natural (Drug-Free Childbirth)

Part 2 – Baby’s Early Years

4 Breastfeeding
5 Circumcision
6 Vaccinations
7 Crying
8 Night Waking
9 Attachment Parenting

Part 3 – Feeding the Family

10 First Food
11 Healthy Eating for the Whole Family

Part 4 – Natural Health Care

12 Alternative Medicine and Family Health
13 The Natural Approach to Common Infant and Childhood Ailments
14 What Makes a Healthy Family?

Part 5 – Family Matters

15 Discipline
16 Adolescence
17 Approaches to Sexuality
18 High Technology – Uses and Abuses
19 Toys and Family Values
20 Wholesome Family Entertainment

Part 6 – Education Alternatives

21 Public Schooling
22 Alternative Education
23 Homeschooling

Part 7 – When Bad Things Happen

24 Handling Divorce
25 Handling Death

Afterword: Trusting and Taking Care of Yourself as a Parent
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