Sadly, acts of cruelty happen more often than we realize. Join in all month long as we discuss ways to prevent abuse against animals.
Celebrate Spring with the Food Channel!
**Share your favorite Passover and Easter traditions on Heirloom Recipes
**Present a luscious Spring brunch on Holidays and Parties
**Don your favorite bonnet and join the Easter Parade all month on Recipe Swap and Kitchen Tips
**And bring smiles to the little ones of all ages with decorated cookies from the Cookie Jar http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-fdcookiejar 
For more ideas and recipes: http://www.ivillage.com/food 
Health has launched a new series! "Living With" ... features women who have learned to live well even though they're coping with an illness or condition. Read their stories and find out how to share yours.
**Readers & Writers' Author Chats
T. Jefferson Parker: Monday, April 14, 9 pm ET
Please join us to chat with T. Jefferson Parker about his latest release, Cold Pursuit. Years ago, a Braga shot a McMichael, resulting in a blood feud lasting three generations. Now homicide cop Tom McMichael must put the past aside to solve the violent death of the Braga family patriarch, 84-year-old Pete.
Raymond E. Feist: Thursday, April 17, 10pm ET
Come chat with fantasy master Raymond E. Feist about his much-awaited release, Talon of the Silver Hawk! In a distant land, high among the snow-capped mountains, a peaceful nation is mercilessly put to the sword...yet one will survive. Little more than a boy, Talon of the Silver Hawk must carry on until, someday, he can take vengeance.
Are You a Good Hostess?
The recently republished classic 1904 book, The Good Housekeeping Hostess, reflects social life of the turn-of-the 20th century, but good manners never change. Test your party etiquette by answering four questions based on this guide to gracious living. http://quiz.ivillage.com/goodhousekeeping/tests/hostess.htm