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Is ‘Breast Milk Baby’ Too Sexual For Kids?

Some dolls cry. Others pee. Most drink from bottles. But a new baby doll from Spain breastfeeds. It's hard to find in US toy stores, however, in part because stores are afraid of alienating customers …


Breast is Best (As Long as We Don’t See it)!

Feeding a baby involves nipples. Either artificial ones made from I-hope-they-are-not-toxic chemicals, or the real thing. As in a woman's nipples. Sadly, it's the real thing that makes many people …


Mud: Nature’s Soul-Salve

A week ago, I was planting in the garden when, before I knew it, 4-yr-old Chloe was stomping naked in the mud. Her 7-yr-old sister joined in (clothed) and began to make a collection of mud pies decora…


DIY: Making a Maypole for a Maypole Dance

These days, I'm all about celebrating and finding joy in the turning seasons without buying lots of stuff. For May Day, and May Day Weekend celebrations, I created a Maypole from a salvaged branch to …


Musings of a “Kitten Mother”

Am I just a “Kitten Mother?” Because I was feeling that way about a week ago when I read Amy Chua’s now infamous WSJ article on the superiority of Chinese mothering. Or do I just have a slightly diffe…


Do You Believe in Santa, Mommy?

Christmas is in 20 days and I am not sure how I want to talk about Santa Claus with my 6-year-old. On the one hand, I am a ridiculously honest person. In fact, it would probably help my relationshi…


Nursing When They Can Ask For It

"Yeah, I'm fine with breastfeeding, as long as she's not old enough to ask for it," said the prospective nanny. I had just explained I would be working from home so I could nurse my baby. Then,…


Bathtime in a Global Drought: Water-Saving Tips

Journalist Steven Solomon recently delivered a talk arguing that in the next 30 years water will become "the new oil," meaning that global water shortages will cause people to start killing each o…


Guilt and Breastfeeding: Who’s Really to Blame?

I hardly blinked last week when yet another study heralded the benefits of breastfeeding, titled, "Breastfeeding Would Save Lives, Money." It found that feeding babies as nature intended, rather …


DIY: Egg Tree for Spring Celebrations

Creating a nature table delightfully engages my family in Nature's changing seasonal wardrobe. This year, we've created an egg tree to stand amidst the egg carton caterpillars and butterflies we've be…


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