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Support Groups for Moms and Dads

on October 12th, 2011 at 4:20:08 AM

New content on our website: several great articles about support groups and a resource page with links to organizations that offer local support groups:

From Support Groups for Moms: "...mothers who get together regularly with other mothers to learn, work, and play are succeeding at creating for themselves a healthy social context in which they can grow as individuals while their mothering abilities flourish."

Read about some of the many ways moms find support: in informal groups, in large organizations with many planned activities, while taking turns watching the kids so moms can go for a swim, for "moms only" dinners socializing -- What Is A Mothering Support Group

Learn how others got connected: How to Find (Or Start) A Mother's Support Group

And on our resource page, find national organizations that offer local support groups: Parent Support Groups

Do you have a story to share with us? Comments or questions? There are a couple of different ways to contact us: Use the "Feedback" tab on the left side of the page, or send an email to fahn@familyandhome.org or submit a comment at the end of one of the articles.

Home

on April 19th, 2011 at 1:49:55 PM

The word "home" is often associated with warm and fuzzy feelings... but what about the work involved? How do you feel about that? How do you think about it? Here are two of our favorite "home" articles:

Keeping House by Nelia Odom

Am I the Manager or the Maid? by Janet Dittmer

 

Understanding Dogs

on April 1st, 2011 at 3:43:40 AM

Spring brings us increased contact with neighbors - and dogs. Do you know how to safely greet a dog? Read Colleen Pelar's guildelines for parents, and learn to "listen" to the dogs...

 

Radio interview

on March 15th, 2011 at 1:38:34 PM

At 11 am on Wednesday, March 16, FAHN's Executive Director Catherine Myers will be interviewed by Enola Aird of Mothers for a Human Future on BlogTalkRadio. Please listen via your computer and call in to join the conversation!

To listen, go to BlogTalkRadio.

Raising Teens

on February 16th, 2011 at 10:27:49 PM

Now on our website - our 5-part series of parents' narratives about their experience raising teens (originally published in Welcome Home). We organize the series according to the five basics of parenting adolescents presented in a major study from the Harvard University Center for Health Communications. We'd love to hear about your experiences too.

Jeanne Faulconer

on December 29th, 2010 at 4:05:30 PM

Jeanne Faulconer is Chair of the Board of Family and Home Network, and she writes a personal blog - I thought many FAHN members and website visitors would especially enjoy her latest post: Under One Roof.

New things

on December 29th, 2010 at 3:52:30 PM

A few new things on our website:

"Bedtime Stories" by Laura Jones (originally published in the September 2004 issue of Welcome Home).

A start on our new "Resources" section (more to come soon!).

And RSS feeds from some of the organizations and people whose work we appreciate (see the left column on our home page). We're still learning -- if you use RSS feeds, please add Family and Home Network's to your Reader list (see the RSS icon at the bottom of the page).

 

Two holiday articles

on December 7th, 2010 at 5:18:18 PM

From the archives of our journal, Welcome Home -- a couple of our favorite holiday articles:

Christmas Countdown by Nedda Davis

You Won't Find This in A Store - staff and volunteers share ideas about gift-giving.

Enjoy!

 

Finally - we're live with the new website

on November 18th, 2010 at 3:51:47 AM

I managed to figure out all the technical details to have our domain name point here, to our new website. Now it's time to let people know about the new website, and then I'll focus on adding content. Let me know what you'd like to see here.... Use that handy "Feedback" tab on the left side of the webpage.

Science on the life-long effects of fetal experiences

on October 3rd, 2010 at 2:43:41 PM

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes about two new books that focus on the importance of the fetal environment and experiences. The message: take care of pregnant women!

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/opinion/03kristof.html?_r=1

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