Happy to say, there’s a new version of READY on the way — due in August. This paperback (with spiffy new cover & Preface) updates the stats and analysis through 2012, with special attention to the recession effect (hint: the
Pronatalism (basically, promoting more births) serves a variety of purposes, which you may variously like or not – but be on the look out in the coming months for texts that claim to be pushing babies on you for your benefit. There may be other logics at work and groups seeking to benefit as well.
Up until recently, women’s work has been largely limited to bearing and rearing the workforce for free, because they had no other option. But when sex and babies cease to be directly linked, business and government risk losing their major underwriter—the moms, if they don’t offer of family-supportive policies for women who want to combine work and childrearing.
In the run up to Mother’s Day (May 9th this year), FlowerPowerMom has launched a campaign to celebrate midlife motherhood, featuring a series of portraits of and stories from moms who started their families at 40 and after. As FPM
Thanksgiving Day is Mother’s Day – in reverse! It’s the day when the Mother (or the nourisher/s, of whatever age or gender) works hard and long to fulfill the family’s core fantasies of care and good eating. Primal stuff. This
This piece appeared first on Huffington Post Motherhood changed utterly on the day after Mother’s Day 1960. That’s when the FDA approved the birth control pill for general use, and women at long last could become mothers by choice rather
Though my friend Ignatzia (not her real name) has issues with Mother’s Day (“they do a bad job of breakfast and then feel proud of themselves while doing nothing for the rest of the year!”), I like it pretty well.