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Recently the New York Times Magazine published an extensive article describing a group of women who have decided to step away from careers to raise their young children under the title The Opt Out Revolution. The article, while evocative of an important decision that many...

When I was pregnant, people said things like, "Oh, you are going to love being a mom." "Wait until you see your baby--instant love." "Once you hold your baby, the things that you once thought were important will no longer be important." All of these women, members of that secret club of mothers, would smile knowingly, and, I...

My mind has been reeling since yesterday.
 
I don't enjoy being single and being your sometime lover. You and I have been at this for over a year, and the novelty of it is wearing thin. Don't get me wrong, amor, my stomach still feels all bubbly when I see your screen name pop up on my computer screen, or when "...

My father is a beekeeper.
 
I don't remember when exactly he started keeping bees, it was sometime around the tail end of my high school years, and I don't remember a lot of details from then, but over the years it has grown from a hobby to a full time operation, occupying many of the hours of his retirement...

Today This Manic Mama talks to former Bitch publisher Debbie Rasmussen about her Fly Away Zine Mobile and the Orderly Disorder: Zinester Librarians in Circulation Summer 2011...

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