Yes!!!! The article I’ve been waiting for, from my most favoritest magazine – aptly titled, “Yes!” I had no idea there was a name for the movement I yearned for. Radical Homemakers. I like it! “Long before we could pronounce Betty Friedan’s last name, Americans from my generation felt her impact. Many of us born … More Meet the Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes — YES! Magazine
That’s my girl. She’s already arrived at half a year. OMG. I love her soooooooo much. For such a local baby, this is not a local get up. Hat & onsie is from Auntie Sune in San Fran, diaper is from Jacq Down Under, purple sweater a gift card purchase from Jon and I just … More Happy Half Maya Juniper Rose
Hey ya’ll. So, I need your expertise. I’m writing an article with a central theme of the role of community in birthing (thanks Amber for the idea!) and while I have some serious ideas of my own, of course, I’d like to ask ya’ll your opinion on the subject. I’d like to see: how sharing … More Need your input on the role of community in birthing!
You sleep against my chest, snuggled in the carrier and I work away with you safe and sound. I glance down to find you gazing up at me, your head tilted back, oozing love, capturing the moment as if you were aware that you should. I smile. Falling in love, again, grateful you trust me … More Peaches and Cream
Early in Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (University of California Press, 2010) former Texas Agriculture Secretary Susan Coombs declares that, “it will take 2 million angry moms to change school food.” Based on what we now know of the dreary state of our children’s cafeteria fare, there must be at least that … More Two Million Angry Moms and One Sociologist: A Review of Free for All
I’ve long admired the work of Brian Feldman & was glad I got to participate in a portion of this latest work of his. It’s probably his most important statement to date. As I was standing there, baby strapped to my chest, contemplating getting married for some reason other than love, joking about whether or … More I’m not engaged. Or married, thank goddess!
‘Motherhood Politics’ Hijacked Healthcare Debate | RHRealityCheck.org I was just thinking this: “I don’t think it’s a “who” but a how many of us are willing to say this. Motherhood is sacred. How many of us are willing to get out and say this is not at all about abortion. This is about whether we’re … More ‘Motherhood Politics’ Hijacked Healthcare Debate | RHRealityCheck.org
Great podcast I caught the other day on the radio: Innate Numbers? In “25 Minutes to Go,” Johnny Cash counts down the minutes to his hanging. This precipitates an argument between Robert and Jad about whether you could live without numbers. Jad introduces his newborn son, Amil, and insists that he has no concept of … More How babies count. Facinating.