So, I stumbled across this very articulate article, which pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject of daycare/preschool (really, any school). This, as I am researching preschool for Maya: Here is another take on the lessons our day care center child may absorb: Her learning and play, her growth and development, need to be … More Outsourcing the Family
So, I went to opening night of Babies, and unlike the Weekly I give it four stars, I would give it five if they had shown more of the births. First, a synopsis of the film: Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are: Ponijao, who … More Thoughts on Babies, the movie
The article below appears in the March/April edition of Velocity Magazine which was dedicated to the topic of the Divine Feminine. I had a dickens of a time writing it, as alluded to here and this post helped validate and clear-up my thoughts on the whole domestic issue. Anywho, here’s the article in full. I … More Mamamorphosis
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
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!
‘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
[My Dandelion Cafe is one of the drop-off spots for breastfeeding mom’s.] Amanda Pacheco didn’t intend to start a movement. But in September, when one of her friends died suddenly, leaving behind a 6-week-old baby, Pacheco rallied dozens of breast-feeding moms to donate breast milk to her friend’s daughter, baby Sara. Before long, Pacheco had … More Breast-feeding: Orlando-area moms form nonprofit to provide donated breast milk to needy babies – OrlandoSentinel.com
I recently found out that a little baby girl named Sara is the blessed beneficiary of breast milk from our community of breast feeding ladies after her mom unexpectedly passed away last month when she was just six weeks old. My heart goes out to her family, and being just 2 weeks older than my … More Pumping for Sara