Happy mom, naturally Thanks so much for the positive, beautiful article about this woman and the natural birth community here in Seattle...

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Thanks so much for the positive, beautiful article about this woman and the natural birth community here in Seattle. So many articles have been written about us with such a negative (read: these women are psycho!) position. I had my two beautiful boys at home here in Seattle and have yet to meet a more welcoming community here in the city I’ve lived in for over 15 years. The last three paragraphs are so true! It almost makes me want to have another, but not quite!

Thanks again. If you ever end up doing another story on natural birth and want someone to ask questions of I would love to share, and . . . I’m not crazy!

— Denise Schwend, mom of boys, ages 10 and 4

Seattle

Sunday pleasures

As I get older, I seem to become more aware of those day-to-day things in my life that I take for granted, but for which I am truly thankful.

That thought occurred to me again this morning as I read Pacific Northwest magazine. Reading the Sunday paper in the morning is one of my favorite parts of the week; and your magazine is my favorite part of that. It is really a little gem of a publication, filled with interesting and informative articles and humor too! You manage to consistently cover subjects that I love . . . food, gardening, home design and historic Seattle.

I’d like to thank all contributors — past, present — who have done and do such a wonderful job for the many years that I have been reading Pacific. Keep up the great work!

— Patricia Allegretti, Everett