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.
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. 7 ways we're saving money while paying for daycare
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. It's hard to find motivation for learning when you're just trying to keep them happy! It was also a little tough because I feel like I'm in a rut with my color work.
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. I'm working on the pattern now,
Homemade presents for baby showers are easier than you think! Here are 60 incredible free patterns all with pictured tutorials on how to make the perfect gift for any newborn or baby shower gifts. These homemade gift ideas for babies include adorable gift baskets, nursery decor, diaper gifts, quite books, newborn clothing including soft shoes, diaper bags, baby bibs, and even baby blankets. You will certainly impress any new mama with any one of these amazing homemade presents! 60 Popular Baby Shower Homemade Presents
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.
Blooming Bath is the cute, cuddly and convenient way to bathe your baby. Unlike traditional baby bath tubs, Blooming Bath is made from incredibly soft, plush materials — providing a safe, soft, and unbelievably adorable bathing experience for the most important person in your world. On The TODAY Show! TODAY.com's Bobbie Thomas featured the Blooming Bath for Babies on the Kathie Lee and Hoda segment. Bobbie calls the Blooming Bath for babies a must-have, smart solution for baby bath time. Blooming Bath - Baby Bath Seat, Baby Bath, Baby Bathtub, Baby Bath Tub, Baby Tub, Baby Bathing
SExpand In the agonizing months leading up to this year's election, there was a lot of talk about under what circumstances, exactly, a woman should be able to have an abortion. Surveys of American political opinion consistently paint a picture of a population that is much more comfortable with the idea of abortion if women are having them for "good" reasons — her life is in danger, she was raped, she was a victim of incest. Is There a 'Wrong' Reason to Have an Abortion?
SExpand Kate Middleton can add another kind of one percenter status to her credits, as the newly gestating royal has been hospitalized with a pregnancy-related condition that affects only 1% of mothers — hyperemesis gravidarum, AKA, Extreme Barf City: Pregnant Edition. It's helpful to keep in mind that pregnancy is an unpredictable magical mystery tour of human triumph and limitation. For every marvel at the female body's capacity for reproduction, there is an equally aw-man hassle. What’s the Deal With Extreme Morning Sickness, and More Importantly, Does it Mean the Royal Baby Will Be a Girl?
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.
Yay, charting! OvaOva makes it all easier. In September 2011, when we talked a little about Fertility Awareness Method many of you mentioned you'd love to hear more about alternative birth control/fertility tracking on Offbeat Mama. We do our best to give you what you want, so let me introduce you to our sponsors OvaOva, an interactive website you can use for all of your charting needs. Before we get too deep in it, I do want to be clear: OvaOva is not claiming they'll get you pregnant — they're offering a way to track your fertility. Knowing when you are and aren't fertile (assuming there are no infertility issues) can make it easier to know when you're more likely to get pregnant — which is super convenient no matter if you're baby-making… or avoiding baby-making. Trying to conceive? Need birth control? OvaOva is the shit, either way
Photo by msomustek, used under Creative Commons license. 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. I'd like to find some book suggestions though that other Offbeat Mamas have found enjoyable and informative. — Theresa What pregnancy books can I read that won't make me crazy?
So you wanna know … about cloth diapering triplets – the sequel | What the blog? 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.
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!
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. Mom and Her Drill: Kid-Size Critter Proof Veggie Garden: REVEAL
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