Tag: parenting

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When I realized there was no justice

The first time I realized that there was no such thing as justice may have come much later than most. Maybe it came earlier than most depending on which side of the proverbial “tracks” you stand on. Regardless, there was plenty beforehand that may have made me feel unfairly targeted while simultaneously feeling like I […]

parenting

To all the dads out there…

You know who you are!  I salute you, dad, papa, father, or first name basis stepping in for the sperm donor who bailed (or mom who has always filled in for the dad that never stepped up).  Today is your day for acknowledgement and I honor you. To the dads who said, the baby isn’t […]

parenting

speaking on death

My eldest child happened to be born at a time when death surrounded our family. Within the span of a year or so, almost 8 people left their physical bodies behind (older and younger family members). Recently, that has happened again. In between those 6 years of dealing with death, veganism happened to me which […]

pregnancy

things for the consumeristic preggo

In this day and age, it’s really quite a challenge to avoid consumption. So instead of beating yourself up for consuming, be a better consumer.  Make investments in things that will take you out of the consumption cycle or that will improve your day to day experience exponentially despite “feeding the consumption beast” so to […]

baby-wearing

Baby Wearing in Parliament for the win!

How exciting is this? Italian parliament member, Licia Ronzulli brought her 6 week old daughter to work in a baby sling! Because why not? I have to wonder why most office jobs like this one that require little to nothing resembling unsafe baby-wearing or baby-being-present conditions can’t be done with … a baby! The idea […]

parenting

Internalized Colonization

So my new favorite idea/site/awesome is DecolonizingYoga which, at the time of this writing, doesn’t have much on their website but man is their Facebook Page blowing up with knowledge! I am loving this perspective on yoga which, is few and far between! Yoga is such an immensely deep and spiritual practice that has all […]

parenting

Why I like cloth diapers

I’ve been using cloth diapers with my second child and I have to tell you, I’m a fan! I was intimidated at first because my mom isn’t into the idea of washing kaka rags all the time (completely understandable) and there isn’t really a diaper service near our neck of the proverbial woods (desert?). So […]

breastfeeding

an ode to boobies and milk

There is nothing that brings me as much joy as nursing my babies. Sure, sometimes it is challenging but there is something so special about those moments that they wholly outweigh the momentary frustrations. It does suck(le) that my boobs are extra milky and leak all over everything making laundry a bitch and causing me […]

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testing newborns for marijuana?

So it seems that United States hospitals– where else would this happen?!– are testing newborns for marijuana exposure. Aside from being fucking stupid– excuse the language– and a total invasion of privacy, it turns out that the results are fairly inconsistent begging the question: what is causing the false positives for THC and why do […]

feminism

beyond baby mamas: conversations with women of color

Here’s an interesting concept via a nifty blog by Stacia L Brown on being a single mother of color in America.  With the slut-shaming that many women (especially those who wind up single) are subjected to with the burdens of being “of color” in a predominantly white, heterosexist, and patriarchal culture, this should be an […]

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