Family

On Motherhood, Mayhem and Moving On

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger “The world will break your heart 10 ways to Sunday. That’s guaranteed. I can’t begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else.” Those lines, from tortured protagonist Pat Solitano in Silver Linings Playbook, sum up his feelings about his recent past. I don’t […]

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Top 5 Things Every Mother Needs to Know for Mother’s Day

Last week, I was fortunate enough to discover a blog written by my oldest daughter listing 13 things she’s learned from me. It warmed my heart to read her thoughts. I was glad to see she never said I was perfect, because, lord knows, no mother is perfect. But I thought I could impart my […]

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The Promise of Spring

The other morning, I woke up after being away for several days (and coming home in the dark) and looked out my bedroom window with one eye (my head still on the pillow) and FREAKED OUT. Did it really snow again? After a minute of consciousness, I realized, no. That is not snow. It’s my […]

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13 Things I Learned from My Mom

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My mom and I don’t always agree (especially on the subjects of makeup, heel height, and when to see a doctor) but she’s imparted many excellent bits of wisdom and life advice that have served me well. In honor of Mother’s Day (coming […]

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The Kind Mama

by guest blogger Alicia Silverstone, actress, author, and activist Back in 2009, I published my first book, The Kind Diet, in which I shared everything I know about the healing power of a plant-based, or “kind,” diet. I’m proud to say that since that book came out, I’ve heard from countless readers whose lives have […]

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DIY Organic Baby Food

By guest blogger Robyn Jasko, cofounder of Grow Indie Now that my son Ajax has reached 9 months, we’ve been having a lot of fun getting him to try new foods. When we first starting giving him baby food, we went the pouch route—it was organic, easy, and he really liked it—but I quickly realized […]

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A Lifetime of Music

For my birthday this year, my oldest daughter got us tickets to see Neil Finn at Town Hall in New York City. Now, most people have never heard of Neil Finn. But maybe you’ve heard of Crowded House. Or Split Enz. Or his years recording with brother Tim. Or that epic 7 Worlds Collide phase. […]

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CSA Pizza Night

By guest blogger Nate Luke, photographer and video director Millsap Farms brings a lot to the table—literally. Along with providing community-supported agriculture (CSA) members with weekly assortments of freshly harvested organically grown produce, the Springfield, Missouri farm now hosts a weekly “Dancing Pizza Club” dinner. On Thursdays, once warm weather comes to the Ozarks, Sarah […]

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