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She is tender and warm. Arrives on a morning-fresh Without light knock or bell Like a whiff of tea and toast Upon a hot summer breeze. She is tender and warm. We perch on auburn-dabbed cliffs, shoulder against shoulder Study each other sideways Relax, with
bookmark_terry · 1839 days ago

I am up way too late tonight.  Despite the stars, the absent moon, the warmth of a day spent quiet with my love, I can not sleep.  I lost a son today.  I sent him away.  Recover.  Take control.  Stop drinking.  Or do nothing.  Change not at all, but leave
destinyallison · 2168 days ago

Wow, I really loved that quote. I was reading this article about a Spanish doctor. Dr Carlos Gonzalez is the author of "Kiss me" and "My child won't eat."   If you've read some of my posts you will know I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to parenthood and be
Elle · 2217 days ago

When I had my first baby I'd never heard of attached parenting. I had no role model either.   I just did what felt right. For instance I knew I wanted to breastfeed as soon as I got pregnant. It felt natural, yet, I didn't know anybody who had. The few ba
Elle · 2224 days ago

  I really thought when I saw the link to this article I would agree with it. I do, in some ways. Unfortunately the woman who wrote is so focused on her lost dream of being a mother she ends up criticising everybody else and losing track. She sorts of admi
Elle · 2258 days ago

In November I had the distinct privilege of being part of a group, invited by The Global Fund, to travel to Ghana and witness first hand some of their efforts at eliminating HIV infection from mothers to infants. To call the trip humbling is almost meaning
Hegemommy · 2351 days ago

Back when I was first making the decision to quit practicing law and do, well, anything other than work in a law firm, I spent A LOT of time agonizing over what my "purpose" was. "If money was no object, what would you do?" I remember being asked, "what's
Hegemommy · 2378 days ago

November is traditionally the month of being thankful, and this month's topic asks us to explore the idea of giving and receiving, especially in the context of being thankful. And let me just say I tried. I really, really tried. But it's been a long year.
Hegemommy · 2414 days ago

Life is tough for women in Afghanistan. The lack of childcare may seem like a trivial matter until you consider the need of one mother. Without child care options she has to fly dangerous supply missions to remote areas and disaster zones in a military hel
IntheHeartland · 2454 days ago

Yesterday I made tomato soup from scratch. The fact that I made soup is unremarkable because I make soup all the time, and being that it is September and tomatoes are in full swing, me making tomato soup should be no big deal. But without even realizing
Hegemommy · 2473 days ago

  At the age of 61, I’m on the verge of a new career as a novelist. Why did it take me decades to get to the “place” where I could write for publication? Though I reached adulthood during the second wave of feminism—the "Women's Liberation" movement of t
Linda_CL · 2487 days ago

Feminist author Erica Jong and her daughter Molly have very different ideas about parenting and sex – one famously bohemian, the other conservative.   Read this very interesting interview in the Guardian:   http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/jul/
Elle · 2534 days ago

You would think that as a feminist I'd have plenty to say about this month's topic of "healing between genders."  Surely I am stocked full of examples of gender essentialism gone wrong, or exercises that help build understanding and community between the s
Hegemommy · 2567 days ago

It was a good day today.  I have been fighting with a bit of depression but it could just be a touch of flu.  I'm not sure. I have been so exhausted. I hoped to write more about May's topic before now but the words have not been flowing.  In fact, I've bee
bookmark_terry · 2581 days ago

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that I face with ambivalence, not because I think it’s some artificial Hallmark holiday, or because it reinforces antiquated notions of gender, but because, for all intents and purposes I was motherless most of my life
Hegemommy · 2595 days ago

Attitudes towards breastfeeding vary widely depending where you live and who your friends are. I was not breastfed. I didn't know anyone who did breastfeed. I had no role model, apart from knowing I did not want to inflict the same childhood I had on my ch
Elle · 2596 days ago

Who hasn’t had a moment when they felt like yelling? What if you couldn’t? What if you weren’t able to say anything?Those among us who are able-bodied often take our abilities for granted. Jan Christian hasn’t taken the power of her voice for granted for a
IntheHeartland · 2599 days ago

  I hope all of you had a great day yesterday.  It wasn't Mother Day for us here, we celebrate mothers on another day. I read this post yesterday: http://animatedwriting.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-kind-of-mother.html The author of this post questions what
Elle · 2603 days ago

Barbie’s been a model citizen since 1959. My beef isn’t so much with Barbie as the culture she represents. I’m not tickled pink about gendered merchandising to little girls. Pink and dolls like Barbie have been used to limit girls’ horizons. Pink should be
IntheHeartland · 2628 days ago

Think your 24-hr, 365-day a year job as nurse-maid to your family is tough? How’d you like it if those you cared for would avoid taking your advice and could have you court-martialed? What if you were aware everyday that murder was a distinct possibility?W
IntheHeartland · 2706 days ago

Today marks the official 4 week mark with Olive and I'm not going to lie, it hasn't necessarily been an easy go of things.  She's one of those newborns who insists on nursing all the time and will only sleep if positioned justso on mommy's chest. &nbs
Hegemommy · 2734 days ago
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