Soon after Tye's birth, my friend Alison gave me a new mother's gift of an electronic subscription to Mothering Magazine. When my first issue arrived in my inbox, I devoured it, cover to cover, in one long nursing-nap session (Did you know that with an e-subscription, you can click on links to all the adds and go straight to the websites? It's fabulous!). Then I headed for the Mothering website, which has additional articles and back articles. Amazing. In the past year, I've found the Mothering resources to be much-needed support and validation on topics like babywearing, cloth diapering, nursing, and bedsharing. For every article on babycenter.com claiming that doing one of the above would harm my child, Mothering had one supporting the practice, complete with scientific studies and convincing arguments to back it up. I've learned invaluable information from the Mothering resources, and every time I see a new issue in my inbox, I get excited for the special mama time I'll set aside when Tye is sleeping to read it, hot cup of tea in hand, and I'm thankful for the gift of knowledge and information. Thank you, Al.
A few of my all-time favorite Mothering articles for new moms:
- Your Walking Medicine Chest- breastmilk cures
- Mothering, Mindfulness and a Baby's Bottom- Elimination Communication
- How the Stats Really Stack Up: Co-Sleeping Twice as Safe
- Finding Your Tribe
- Hold Me Close: The Many Advantages to Wearing Your Baby
- A Nursing Triad- tandem nursing