Well-being

Building a Village for Mom and Baby

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Caring for a newborn baby can be a surprisingly isolating and exhausting experience, particularly for first-time moms. During pregnancy, women are showered with attention and, when the baby is born, there’s often a steady flow of visitors. Then the excitement fades and moms are left alone with the task of taking care of this amazing… Read More

The New Domesticity: Raising Old-Fashioned Families 

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We gathered around the table with a common goal: make it to Oregon. But would all six of us survive? It seemed doubtful. Embarking on our journey, we were optimistic, determined, hopeful. But as the dusty trail behind us grew, so did our doubts. The oxen were thirsty. Dysentery threatened. The wagon tongue broke. (Again.)… Read More

Middle Schoolers Sound Off on Social Media

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The middle school years are notoriously difficult to navigate. For young teens, physical, emotional, and mental development often clash with new responsibilities and expectations. Likewise, navigating social media in today’s digital world inevitably exposes novice users to complicated situations for which there is no textbook or manual. Middle schoolers are often just beginning to use… Read More