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the quandary of budding bullying

For reasons that would probably consume a memoir, my kid divulges all the dirt of the school day to my mom but generally keeps mum when it comes to telling me what’s going on. As my partner says, I don’t ask the right questions but memoir length equivocations aside, it came to my attention that […]

your name doesn’t determine your ability to be ridiculed by assholes

I’ve posted previously about naming your kid and I stand by my original proclamation: what the hell is in a name but our own vanities and expectations? Really people, what is in a name? What is your investment in the naming of my child? Why do you care so much about what I name my […]

placenta options

So you’d like to preserve your placenta somehow… There are lots of options for preserving the placenta and once you settle on which one you would like (or why not try them all if you can?) then you’ll need instructions and a plan of action. Placenta preservation is a time sensitive matter so you will […]

losing your cool

It’s a commonly accepted notion that parents aren’t perfect. Hell, any person on earth can rattle off an embarrassingly long list of the imperfections their parents carry whether those parents are living or dead and despite the retrospective glorification of the passed. And yet, as a parent, it sucks to know you aren’t perfect and […]

Halloween Girls vs Halloween Boys

Sure it’s a cute cartoon meant to poke fun at the slutty-whatever-for-Halloween trend, but it’s pretty true that the selection for girls’ costumes and Halloween wear is rather feminine, totally gender-biased, and well lends itself to objectification. As if this costume has anything to do with the my little pony it’s based on especially when […]

ya’ll gonna make me lose my mind

needlepoint can be fun! And why shouldn’t it be? For your craft-time listening (in case good ole DMX didn’t start playing in your head immediately):


kids eat too much salt

Unsurprisingly, American children are eating too much salt says the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (pdf). As the word has spread round the web, on various news outlets, it seems rather easy to target the risky group of overweight and obese children (isn’t that just terrible to read? it was terrible to write it) but […]

SNL hires a new woman comic who is funny and full figured!

Seriously, I love Bitch! Magazine. It almost goes without saying that their high writing quality and penchant for pop culture from a feminist perspective is always welcome. Today, the happy reading is on the Bitch highlight of SNL new-hire Aidy Bryant as the latest addition to cast of Saturday Night Live. You might think it […]

radical madre

This blog was created with the intention that all the diverse woman-centered beliefs and perspectives that I have acquired over the years can bear voice in one place. As a mother, I believe strongly in parenting from a more conscious, community based place. I don’t buy into the mainstream ideas of genderizing and socializing children […]