How Do You Find Feminist Children's Books? My best luck has come through bloggers/authors.
If you find one intelligent, feminist friendly author, see if they have a blog, and bookmark it. Writers READ, and authors who pay attention to issues of isms within their own work are usually seeking out things to read that do the same, as are their fans writing in the comments sections. I've found this has led me to a LOT of really excellent YA fiction and adult specfic; not sure what the children's book blogging community is like. As far as individual book recs, Robert Munsch's stuff is excellent in its treatment of girls and women, and usually deals with those issues in a really subtle way, which I adore.
See, as great as it is to have a story about how "Girls Can Be Awesome Too," the fact that this is somehow remarkable and weird enough to be worth having a whole book about actually undermines the message a bit. 7 ways we're saving money while paying for daycare. Our cups budgeting system!
Photo by author. I'd heard all of these rumors about children being expensive, but I didn't really believe them. We'd been parents for nearly a year and managed just fine with a limited amount of penny squeezing thanks to the extra money I'd saved while we were pregnant to allow for extra cash during my maternity leave — and then the sucker punch came. We realized just how much daycare is going to cost us for infant category twins, and I'll just say this: it's a LOT.
When we started crunching the numbers, over 35% of our net income will be going to daycare expenses. At first I went into full blown panic mode, unable to sleep having nightmares about cheques bouncing everywhere and everything that could go wrong, then I started to take action and we came up with a plan. The Jars System. My wife made a Chewbacca teddy bear. Diapers to Diplomas: April 2010. Tot School - Week 7 - Theme: Red Owen & Eli: 19 months old This week was a little tough.
The boys started the week off with their 7th respiratory infection of the winter - this is way past ridiculous - so they weren't into that many activities and they were much more whiney than normal. Julies blog: My Star Trek Quiet Book. My Star Trek Quiet Book I've had this project in my head for a while now, and finally finished it. and wanted to make another one.
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Shopping List: What to Register For and Buy. Trying to register for a first baby is challenging. Let us help. This is your basic “if I knew then what I know now” registry. We have lots of friends with buns in the oven and have asked ourselves what we would register for now, knowing what we didn’t know back then… Also, once your shower is over and you’ve washed and folded all the mini clothes in fragrance-free detergent, there are more things to buy (that no one is going to want to buy you) and many things that are great to get used. We’ve made notes of those, too.
(For your convenience, we’ve linked everything to Amazon where possible.) Blooming Bath - Baby Bath Seat, Baby Bath, Baby Bathtub, Baby Bath Tub, Baby Tub, Baby Bathing. Is There a 'Wrong' Reason to Have an Abortion? I was getting a pedicure earlier this year (this already sounds like a crappy sitcom premise) when two women next to me, one pretty darned (7 mos?)
Pregnant and one not, started talking about how their mutual friend was just at the testing point in her pregnancy. And they both spent the entire time they were there tearing down even the idea of prenatal testing, because what kind of monster would even check, because you'd only check if you were hoping for a designer baby, and she's always been pretty selfish anyway, and ... I was flabbergasted. What’s the Deal With Extreme Morning Sickness, and More Importantly, Does it Mean the Royal Baby Will Be a Girl?
I had Hyperemesis while pregnant with my daughter.
I was hospitalized 3 times and they had to put a long term IV in my arm so I could have someone give me IV fluids every other day. It was terrible. I tried to stay at work but had to go on medical leave. Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal - Jessica Valenti. Why the ingrained expectation that women should desire to become parents is unhealthy Hamblin In 2008, Nebraska decriminalized child abandonment.
The move was part of a "safe haven" law designed to address increased rates of infanticide in the state. Like other safe haven laws, parents in Nebraska who felt unprepared to care for their babies could drop them off at a designated location without fear of arrest and prosecution. Trying to conceive? Need birth control? OvaOva is the shit, either way. Yay, charting!
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My husband and I will begin baby making attempts in the next few months. I've never been into self-help and intend to approach pregnancy as just another stage in life, not some idealized baby obsessed utopia during which I need to document everything, take extreme precaution with safety and food, and transition my life into mommy perfection. I've purchased the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, which is very straight-forward, medically accurate information. So you wanna know … about cloth diapering triplets – the sequel. I’ve been asked by several people to give an update on our adventures in cloth diapering. I’ll be honest – not much has changed. As with most things in our triplety world, we slowly evolve to adapt, tweaking one thing here, another thing there, moving pieces around until we have something that works.
For now. As I said in the past, we choose to use cloth diapers as a money saver. Because of this, we try to use as little variety in our arsenal of butt covers as humanly possible. Behold, the characters: What's the best way to make your own cloth diapers? I AM CONFUSED. Photo by supafly, used under Creative Commons license. We're currently expecting our first, and on a bit of a tight budget. My wonderful Mum has offered to make cloth diapers for us, but my diaper pattern research has been confusing as hell!
Mom and Her Drill: Kid-Size Critter Proof Veggie Garden: REVEAL. I had to haul 45 bags of soil and manure down this slope (1 at a time), but it was worth it. I took a video of when the kids jumped out of the car and ran down the slope. I love surprising them. This project took me several days and I am so worn out I can barely type. My neighbor Dawn came up with the name, since I was complaining to her how crooked the whole structure is. How I turned an IKEA changing table into a co-sleeper. Co-sleeping for you and me Before we had the Bot, I had planned on her sleeping in her crib from the start.
Yeah, I should have known better. The first night home we set up the hand-me-down pack-n-play in our bedroom and attempted to let her sleep in that. Analyzing the costs and benefits of having a kid: is it worth it? As with all things you want, there is a cost, right? Funny Parenting Photos Blog: Sh*t My Kids Ruined. Nerdy iron-on patterns for your LARPer baby. Your online birth plan - Pregnancy and baby guide. Home Birth in the UK. Who decides whether you have a caesarean section? - Labour & birth - ThinkBaby. When a caesarean is recommended When your obstetrician recommends that you should have your baby by caesarean section you aren't under any obligation to follow their advice, however forcefully she presents her case: You need to consent to the procedure before doctors can procede with it, and in that sense the person who ultimately decides whether you have a caesarean is you.
However, the decision-making process is usually a little muddier than this as, unless you are an obstetrician or midwife yourself - or unless you object to caesareans on religious grounds, you'll probably be basing your decision on the advice of your doctor and midwife and their reading of the situation. Life in the Fourth Trimester. Enjoying newborn Eleanor snuggles You may have heard of the fourth trimester. Basically, it’s the idea that the first 3 months of life are very much an extension of life in the womb for baby. The Great 'What you wish you'd known when you had a baby' Hunt 2012. Gro bags (or the supermarket versions) are fab. How to raise a happy geek kid. Geeky Oct. 11, 2012 at 7:57 AM ET.
When can I start to teach my children about consent? 19 Surprising Facts About Toddlers. Flexible working: how women can make part-time work pay. Balancing being a mother and having a successful career can be very difficult. Nursery services — My Birkbeck. The Shape of a Mother. Baby Shock: Amazon.co.uk: Elizabeth Martyn, Relate. 6 Terrifying Things They Don't Tell You About Childbirth. 7 Terrifying Things They Don't Tell You About Pregnancy. Thanks to sitcoms, romantic comedies and our mother's cuss-filled horror stories, we all know pregnancy is no walk in the park. In fact, pregnancy can cause some horrible, horrible things, like inny belly buttons temporarily turning into outies and ugly-people-making. And then there's the stuff from a horror movie. Suedo Design. Zen Cart!, The Art of E-commerce. Su Su Ma Ma World Wear.
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You're the Daddy: The ultimate guide to being a new Dad for blokes: Amazon.co.uk: Stephen Giles. Fatherhood books. In search of a baby called Derek. Little Vampire Dummy: Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games. Tuesday Tots the 4 elements. Belle Bébés - Family in fancy dress. Parenting Science – The science of parenting and child development. The Dadspin Guide To Feeding A Baby. Feminism/_html/_pdf/JWA064a.pdf. Breastfeeding while glamorous « blue milk. Parenting advice I ignored… but now wish I had tried sooner. Sitters Babysitting - Nationwide Evening Childcare Specialists. Mamasan Maternity Clothing. What do you wish you had done differently after finding out you were pregnant? My Baby Rocks: Punk rock & cool baby clothes, tutus, toddler apparel, shoes & maternity. Redefine family. Gothic Parents - Uncut.
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