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  1. Baby
      As a post-partum doula, breastfeeding is hands down the thing I spend the most time on with new mothers, and I love it. Supporting a mother in the first few challenging weeks of breastfeeding is enormously satisfying because I know firsthand the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual...
  2. Family Life
    Last year, my son came home from sixth grade with a tale of some playground bullying. "And," he said, his eyes widening, "it's anti-bullying week!" It's Bullying Awareness Month again, and I've been thinking a lot about Lisa Solod's excellent feature we ran in 2006 on bullying and the role...
  3. Family Life
    Oh, Vero Beach, Florida: we meet again. My family and I are on our annual pilgrimage to see my in-laws. It's a particular sort of vacation, one that gives you one type of freedom (kiddo with the grandparents while a do-not-disturb sign hangs on the hotel room door in the middle of the afternoon...
  4. Toddler & Child
    In response to pressure from tens of thousands of parents, educators and grassroots advocates, Scholastic Inc. has agreed to drastically limit its practice of partnering with corporations to produce sponsored teaching materials.  Scholastic's announcement is the culmination of a three-month...
  5. Toddler & Child
    Habiba is a Morroccan immigrant mother in Madrid, Spain who sought shelter in the Minor and Family Institute (IMMF) after leaving an abusive family situation. On May 30, 2011, her 15 month old breastfeeding daughter, Alma, was taken from her on the basis that Habiba was providing inadequate...
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