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remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us
nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."
- Calvin Trillin
from the book Fearless Parenting,
Chapter 7 Get Engaged in What Truly Inspires!
Dear Mother Dear
I nearly weaned my baby at nine days old.
The INDUCTION NIGHTMARE
About two weeks past due my midwife suggested an
ultrasound, just to make sure the placenta was fine. I agreed, reluctantly,
but in my heart I knew that nothing was wrong.
Knowing how to
breastfeed should be as common as knowing how to brush your teeth.
Sisters on a Journey:
10 Best Ways to ensure the midwifery profession continues to struggle
How to Self-Destruct While Providing Entertainment for the Medical Community
by Yvonne Lapp Cryns
deadly influence of formula in America (off our site)
Editorís Note: This
groundbreaking analysis from noted author, health educator and advocate Dr.
Linda Folden Palmer is the first time a health expert has published an
examination of the available scientific research comparing the death rates of
formula-fed and breastfed babies. While the results hold no surprises for
breastfeeding educators and advocates, the study may prove to be a rude
awakening for the millions of Americans who have bought into the myth that
infant formula is a perfectly safe breast milk substitute.
Rogue Midwifery: Birthing Babies on the Sly
In the beginning, according to the Wise Woman tradition, everything
Don't let the window blind industry keep you in the
shade on their hidden dangers!!
as everything does, at birth.
Many times, when concerned
friends, family, and strangers ask parents that are planning unassisted
birth, "What would you do in an emergency?"
Stories of courage by women who faced challenges of motherhood and how they overcame them.
by Catherine Young, Mary-Tim Hare & Friends
by Karen Squires
We went through court and he became
legally ours although he was already ours by love. (opens new browser window)
Be kind to your guts - (or you may lose
I lost my milk supply. Iíve never had
that happen before and it has really made me ponder some things.
Birthiní and Readiní
As our family has gone back and forth from
homeschool to a variety of public school situations, I still feel strongly that
the main reason one should teach their own is the reading issue
More Effective Communication with Children
Another wonderful series in seven parts worth your consideration.
Wonderful eight part series for your consideration.
Nice three part series about the benefits of meditation.
No truth should lead us to become indifferent to
how our actions might affect others.
Iím a beginning husband and a beginning gardener, which is to say about the
Breastfeeding Woes and Triumphs
When all you have ever known is the fantasy of crisp white nightgowns,
antique rocking chairs and breast milk that flows abundantly, a glitch in
the system is enough to rock your world.
I was crazy, flat out
psychotic when the psychiatric profession got itís hands on me, but I really
question the ďcareĒ I received from these people.
Read Rebecca Young's tribute to her mother,
Catherine, and view some pictures of Catherine HERE.
OF CATHERINE YOUNG
writer, mother, sister, daughter and friend, passed away Tuesday, September
11, 2001 at 9:30 a.m.
was with her family, and in everyone's thoughts.
Compleat Mother Magazine,
The Mother Tea Company, and
The Friends of Breastfeeding Society
will all continue to promote pregnancy,
birth and breastfeeding as Catherine had so tirelessly.
support and contributions of subscribers is needed now
more than ever. Keep your letters, articles and good cheer coming.
subscriptions and tea orders will be processed, but please be aware there
may be a delay.
Lieu of Flowers, Please Boycott Nestle
She was fine
as life could be
Hath crossed alone the narrow sea.
Why ye fear the distant shore
Since she we loved has gone before.
"I can imagine a day when
heavy taxes are levied
on the sale of every can of infant formula, both
to discourage its use and to help offset the enormous
medical costs incurred by those who use it."
-Kathy Dettwyler, PhD
Dear Mother Dear
here for the Home Sweet Homebirth (Video)