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a new Campaign works to bring breastfeeding into the open

You're out to dinner, or at the grocery store, or sitting in the movie theater, and you see a woman nursing her baby.
It’s just food
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 20, 2012

Motherhood: The Musical at Trinity

Motherhood: The Musical was created mainly to cheer on the fact that mommies just wanna have fun.
Babies and beyond
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 15, 2012

Sarah Braunstein's uncomfortable, beautiful hyperreality

There's an unsettling honesty that spills from Portland author Sarah Braunstein's first novel, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children .
(Bitter)sweet emotion
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 25, 2011

Maternal instincts

Do you have any tips on how to deal with some people's insensitivity or, probably more accurately, "tone-deafness"? I have two adopted children and on far too many occasions, people will say things in front of them like, "This is your real mom."
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 29, 2010
Freaky babies and Freaks with babies

Freaky babies and Freaks with babies

It seems like everyone is giving birth, has a baby, or is dying for one. I'm somewhere in the mix be...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  February 05, 2009