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 […]
Part two of a cultural exploration of western sleep training practices. (Find Part One here.) 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 […]
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). […]