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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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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. There are certain situations when a caesarean will be the only safe way to deliver your baby, in which case a caesarean will be presented to you as the only option. In many other cases a caesarean may be the best option for the health of you and your child.
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The Great 'What you wish you'd known when you had a baby' Hunt 2012 Gro bags (or the supermarket versions) are fab. My daughter went from sleeping 2 hours at a time to 4/5 hours when we swapped to them. They kick blankets off too easily and get chilly.
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I think *your* kids are easy, but that isn't true across the board. I don't have kids. I took point on my little brother since I was old enough, and I can say whole-heartedly that he was an incredibly sweet kid who had nothing like what is described as the "terrible twos." (or really any age terrible; he's 19 now I can definitely say that we got incredibly lucky). 19 Surprising Facts About Toddlers
Balancing being a mother and having a successful career can be very difficult. Photograph: Nick Ballon Recent focus on a handful of women who manage to have families and high-powered careers misses the point for the majority of working mothers, who battle to find decent-paying part-time work. Flexible working: how women can make part-time work pay
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