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
There was a time when I was in serious need of rescuing. Holy smokes, did I. Drowning in a sea of overwhelm from being a new business owner, I was collapsing from burnout and paralyzed with indecision. To say I felt crushed under the burden of responsibility and demands for my time and attention is … More The Story I Haven’t Told
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.
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
‘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
I was in a terrible mood this morning. I hadn’t gotten as much sleep as I would like, the mess in the house just keeps getting messier, I bounced my own paycheck – twice – and refuse to look at the insufficient fund damage and am waaaaaaaaaaay past deadline on an article about the divine … More Mama said there’d be days like this…
Now that I have Maya, and am bringing her to work, I have a few opinions on the subject of where a mama should be. And it’s at home. I know this goes in the face of all the feminist gibber gabber out there, but there is very little understanding in our culture about the … More A mother’s place…