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Though it is now officially known as Veteran's Day, I prefer to call this day of remembrance by its original and much more poetic title: Armistice Day.
 
This morning I woke, made some good, strong coffee and sat in front of the television with my husband, both of us too young to have ever feared a draft. We...

While on a camping trip at the beach north of Santa Barbara I ditched my family and headed into nearby Solvang for the day. My children's sibling rivalry was so severe that they would whine and fight in the middle of Disneyland, and our camping trip had been somewhat hellish. They were busy making sandcastles with my husband...

"Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts!" exclaimed the poet and suffragist Julia Ward Howe in the original Mother's Day Proclamation, written in 1870. Howe was sick of dressing wounds and sons being killed in the civil war and was calling to women to create a day of counsel in the pursuit of...

Ina May Gaskin is an author, activist, innovator, founding member of The Farm, and the modern mother of authentic midwifery. Through her personal practice and writing Ina May Gaskin has been at the forefront of an international movement to promote safe natural childbirth. Hipmama.com Radio talks to Ina May about forty years...

My most powerful childhood memory is very simple, like all the deepest recollections are: as my mother leaned against the sink of our butter-yellow Minneapolis kitchen, I barreled into her and squashed my face her soft belly. I could have been no older than five, for my head reached no higher than the motherly bulge that...

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