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I'm writing this today, not because I see myself as a political activist, but because our daughter lives with an on-going, critical need for healthcare, and because I want everyone to be able to put a face to the idea of healthcare reform. And what better face than our goofy, gorgeous, brave baby girl's? Anyone who has ever...

It is 11:00 in the morning, but it looks like sunset, the air tinged with an eerie orange-gray light. Southern California is on fire, and we are breathing it in.
 
Yesterday, my son wanted to bring his scooter outside. He put on goggles, wrapped an Ace bandage around his mouth. It wasn't enough protection against...

The people of Appalachia have sacrificed everything including their lives for energy in America. We must put a stop to mountaintop removal coal mining and transition to renewable energy to allow us our homeland security and to preserve our rightful place and culture in the mountains. -Maria Gunnoe
 
Maria Gunnoe...

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,...

At seven weeks, Ben was thriving; nursing constantly through a growth spurt, alert and interested in the world, smiling at his dad and me. He had just gotten control of his hands and we laughed as we watched him wrap one hand around the other and, brow furrowed in concentration, push it into his mouth. Self-soothing! we...

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