I first heard of Roanna Rosewood one afternoon while listening to an interview with her on Birth Plan Radio. Honestly, I don’t even remember the topic of the show (I am the worst at recalling details, even of important, impressive things), but I do remember being captivated by this woman. I learned that she had […]
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Kaitlin Rose Parmenter over at Bring Birth Home recently published an e-book called, “The 9 Steps to Homebirth Prep.” I was curious, so offered to take a peek and share my thoughts with the Birth Anarchy community. The book, geared toward those considering homebirth, covers the basics to really get parents to explore their feelings […]
Dear Parents, Often reading about parenting can automatically turn on our defensiveness radar. Please know that regardless of your parenting choices – past, present, or future – I am not judging or condemning you. My voice on this topic of sleep and sleep training is not meant to shame you. I fully acknowledge that we […]
A few months ago, I stumbled across the article, “A Peek Into the Past: Touching Our Babies,” on the history of mothering practices. I had recently published my own critique of a vintage parenting book from the 1920’s, and I was excited to see that someone else was exploring these influences. I was also intrigued by the […]
I just finished reading a wonderful novel, “The Midwife of Hope River,” by Patricia Harman. I’ll tell you that it took me a long while to finish the book, but I assure you that it was neither the content nor lack of desire that kept me from reading the book. Rather, I found this […]
My fascination with birth history has lately been competing with an interest in the history of child rearing and mothering practices. Both through conversation and in various pieces of literature that I have been bumping into, the dismay over many generations-worth of misinformation has been overwhelming me. And it places a framework for explanation over […]
So by now you’ve heard me talking enough about this book that you likely don’t need much background explanation. “Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart” by Carol Leonard is a fascinating and powerful memoir weaving together a beautifully tragic love story with tales of women’s births, and the birth of the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA). […]