Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Memphis MAUs reclaiming Mother's Day.

Memphis mamas are mobilizing!!

Join their yahoogroup to build community and plan for Mother's Day, and check out their blog. Get involved!

Denver MAU launches Mindful Mama.

Denver MAU Sarah Kraft has launched Mindful Mama, a guide for pregnant and new mothers. If you're a mom-to-be, a care provider for same or just intrigued, check her out. You can even download a sample copy of Mindful Mama for perusing at your leisure....


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Let Them Be Girls.

Juliana LeRoy guests over at Kathy Sena's Parent Talk blog, and writes about girlcotting!

Today I'm jazzed to share with you a guest post from Juliana LeRoy, an award-winning writer and editor at Family-Life magazine in northern California. LeRoy also blogs over at at I love what she has to say about shopping for clothes for young girls.

It seems to me there is a massive disconnect between what people want and what we have to choose from in the marketplace. Like the ridiculous clothing choices available for girls, when everyone is so against the objectifying of them.

In 2005 Abercrombie & Fitch put out tee shirts with phrases across the front that were demeaning to girls, including, “Who needs brains when you’ve got these?” A group of girls in Pittsburgh decided to take the company to task by “girlcotting” the stores — their version of boycotting — and they made their voices heard. Abercrombie & Fitch removed the offending shirts.

Mothers Acting Up is a group that has taken “girlcotting” to another level and (more here.....)