This pregnancy is different. I mean, they're all different, right? Every baby is different, every pregnancy is different, every stretch mark is like a special snowflake of love that represents the unbreakable maternal bond and the whole of the history of humankind, right there in the scarred tread marks of life's snow tires. I think … Continue reading twenty eight weeks
Good Book: A Good Birth
This book gets it! Breaking open the false dichotomies of natural v technological, home v hospital, medical v normal, etc etc etc, and reframing with first person accounts of women’s needs in five key areas: agency, personal security, connectedness, respect, and knowledge. The book I’ve wanted every other book to be.
A rather long list of things I want my 17-month-old daughter to read, eventually, or, The Winnie Canon
girlcanon: I’d like for Winnie to know the power of stories, of quiet, of making, of work, of will, of baked goods, of perspective, of family, of women, of ideas, of giving, of children, of things that grow in the ground, of the poor. And even though I am no great fan of T.S. Eliot, … Continue reading A rather long list of things I want my 17-month-old daughter to read, eventually, or, The Winnie Canon
Books on books on books
I have a problem. A major, abiding problem with reading books. If you’re in the market for a few dozen books on pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care, have I got a list for you: On Pregnancy After a few weeks, I figured out that my body doesn’t actually need any books to tell it how … Continue reading Books on books on books