Outsourcing the Family

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

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Birthing While Black. There, I said it.

I am disgusted by the systemic racism in maternal care after reading this shocking report just released by Amnesty International. Not only does this report describe how broken our birthing industry is, it describes a dark side that my look-at-me-birth-so-ecstatically white self is embarrassed by. “The awful truth behind the shocking numbers is that at… More Birthing While Black. There, I said it.

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Meet the Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes — YES! Magazine

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

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I’m not engaged. Or married, thank goddess!

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!

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