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One summer night in 2010 a friend invited me to check out the London Antifolk Festival. Standing around a dark, damp Soho bar I had a notion of what we would be seeing. But late in the evening a band called Lucy's Diary took the stage, and the crowd erupted. The evening went from sedate to boisterous with just one stroke...

Mothers get to watch a lot of sunrises. One of nature's biggest practical jokes is that babies and toddlers most often have needs that are in no way conducive to nighttime sleep. My nine-month-old daughter is cutting two enormous front teeth, and so has taken to living a cranky-baby swing shift: bed at four a.m. up at nine...

This Manic Mama returns with Maia Rossini, former editor of Hipmama.com and co-editor of Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts.
 
Currently Maia works as a screenwriter and leads an idyllic life in upstate New York with her husband and two kids. Maia and TMM talk about the book, creativity,...

Only an hour after my D & E, still groggy from the anesthesia and reeling from the shock of the previous few days, I hastily exited the hospital where a few years earlier, I delivered two healthy, perfect baby girls. Just outside the sliding glass doors, the sounds of the city flooded my ears. The stench of smoke exhaled...

I came to abortion work in a rather circuitous way. It was not expected after seven years of strict Catholic schooling and twenty-one Thanksgivings full of staunchly conservative, pro-life family debates. By the time I arrived in Seattle in 1998, a newly graduated college-educated feminist, I had left all of the conservative...

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