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articles by: Hilary Stamper

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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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 …

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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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