Today This Manic Mama talks to Sarah Talbot and Yantra Bertelli, co-editors of the book My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities.
Today I have to buy a bunch of snacks for my girlfriend's kids' New Years party, before all the stores close. This entails going to several stores in search of the flavor of Taki's (a kind of Mexican spicy neon colored chip) that is (seemingly) vegan. I am happy to do it, would do it on foot or bike or bus for that moment when they see that boring old granola Katie has brought them their treasured “junk” food.
Ina May Gaskin is an author, activist, innovator, founding member of The Farm, and the modern mother of authentic midwifery. Through her personal practice and writing Ina May Gaskin has been at the forefront of an international movement to promote safe natural childbirth. Hipmama.com Radio talks to Ina May about forty years of delivering babies and her new book, Birth Matters: a Midwife's Manifesta.
We at Hipmama.com have often stated that it isn't all that fucking hard to just do the right thing. However, sometimes it takes a little bit of creativity to figure out what that is.
How Etsy Grew their Number of Female Engineers by 500% in One Year:
Comedian tells audience to scare parents. Parents are scared!
Or informatively annoyed: "you are overpaying if you are getting illegal drugs, you goof."
Katelyn Campbell objected to her publicly funded high school promoting inaccurate abstinence-only sexual education advertised with flyers extolling “God’s plan for sexual purity.”
She thought that it might not be super cool to listen to speakers who said things like “if you take birth control, your mother probably hates you” and “I could look at any one of you in the eyes right now and tell if you’re going to be promiscuous.”
But when she exercised her constitutional right to free speech and complained, the school principal allegedly said: “How would you feel if I cal
This week it is hard to watch the news, let alone explain it to the kids.
When the world falls apart, we always turn to Mister Rogers:
Pick of the Week:
The 1980's were about way more than asymmetrical haircuts, Molly Ringwald movies, and music (though the music was really good):
This Is Not a Playlist for Margaret Thatcher's Funeral
This week we're talking about the hilarious:
15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children
Reading Frenzy is a good friend of Hipmama.com. Plus Chloe has the best voice ever. Help relaunch a Portland institution!