Taylor Hengen Newman is an Austin, Texas-based freelance writer, massage therapist, and mama to three-year-old Kaspar, and a baby-to-be! She enjoys writing about peaceful parenting, food politics and green urban lifestyles. In addition to blogging on Parenting.com, Taylor has written for BabyZone.com, WorkingMother.com, DisneyBaby.com and other parenting web sites; she also maintains a personal, just-for-fun blog at Alt-Mama.com. Taylor’s passions include cooking, yoga, photography and entrepreneurship. She hopes to inspire others, through her work, to live consciously and creatively, and to enjoy the everyday moments of their lives.