Great to be here. I, with great credit being given to MY parents, was raised in an "organic" environment during the 50s and 60s. Once married in the early 70s, my hub and I both carried on the saga, having home birthed three out of four children, unschooled them as much as humanly possible, chose not to vaccinate, fed them organic food, nursed them for what seemed like forever at the time, family bedded them with the results of my hub and I having to be VERY creative pertaining to intimacy AND just generally loving mothering, family life AND life itself. To the credit of my children, they are now continuing the saga which began two generations ago, at least. Although I didn't do exactly what my parents did, and my children aren't doing exactly what my hub and I did, I am deeply proud and awed by their sensitivity, their parenting attitudes, their integrity and more than anything, for their being able to "think" outside the box of life. It appears that in today's world, too many young folks are expected to respond/react to life rather than live it............my prayer is that this next generation of parents will be choosing to live their lives as they see fit...........not by rules and regulations put upon them by someone else's whims. You go, mothering readers..............I have been reading this magazine since the early 70s and have never been disappointed.