Category Archives: Political/Queer

My First Stitch Fix: I Now Have A Personal Shopper!

I Joined Stitch-Fix. Really. In my “feminist/riotgrrl/anti-consumerist” head, I imagined stitch fix to be slightly akin to say, joining Mary Kay, Avon or Melaleuca. A few friends signed up and I scoffed, but then my stylish friend Tea signed up. … Continue reading

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Yahoo’s New CEO: She’s No Role Model for Women

Marissa Mayer  is not a role model for Working Motherhood. Her stance that she will only take a few weeks of leave (or rather, won’t take one at all, but will work at home through her leave)  does a disservice … Continue reading

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Whipping It Out for Toddlers

Lord, when the scandal about Attachment Parenting and Toddler Breastfeeding came out along with that ridiculous TIME magazine pose, I was too tired to say or write anything about it. Basically, I am still too tired (and sneezing from hay … Continue reading

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Stop Poo-Pooing EC and Early Potty, Dr. Hodges!

Here I was peacefully teaching my early potty workshop this past weekend and writing my early gentle potty book when along comes Dr. Steve Hodges on HuffPost telling parents, “Don’t Potty Train Your Baby” by asserting that Elimination Communication causes stool … Continue reading

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Creating a Village

click here to read my article at natural parents network on Creating a Village: SHARING ATTACHMENT! In other news: It makes a lesbian mama proud to have a daughter with a mullet like this:

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20 CD Giveaway of Whip It Out: Songs for Breastfeeding

This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the release of Whip It Out:Songs for Breastfeeding The love-labor of this CD (recording-wise) lasted 6 days- about how long my labor with my daughter took! That’s her there, with the face! … Continue reading

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Teaching Virtue for the Holidays

I believe the holidays should make us think and help us teach what is important, regardless of which holiday you celebrate. Virtue=Moral Excellence, Goodness, Righteousness. But I particularly like the word “Goodness”. And not as the opposite of the Bad which Santa … Continue reading

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Gay Men and Mama Bloggers

Is There Anything Worse Than a Gay Male Blogger? Because I am a fully fledged life-long member of the queer party, I get to say it: there is rampant misogyny in the gay male community. Of course, this woman-hating includes … Continue reading

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Black and White: Race and the Co-Sleeping Wars

These days there is a lot of fighting between governments/pediatrics and people who are doing the actual parenting (mothers who have instincts and see what works for their own families). War has broken out in the sleep arena, it is … Continue reading

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The Natural Parents are Coming! Hide the Stroller!

On the weekend of October 8 some of the amazing women and men who work hard to make Natural Parents Network the wonderful community and resource that it is got together for a meet-up at two locations across the U.S. … Continue reading

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