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Let’s not “Just Be Friends”

A quick hello to my readers, and a thank you for being so patient with me as my family struggles through the worst year of our lives. I am working on slowly getting back to work here at SOAM. Joe Biden has been elected the new president of the United States! I hadn’t realized exactly [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News

I’m officially back, Readers! I apologize for not having a whole beautifully written statement on the events that have transpired here in the US and across the globe this week. I have long stood with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and I have been sharing everything I can on SOAM’s space on Facebook, so check that out [...]

Categories: Activism, Feminist Fridays, My Own Ramblings, News

A primer on Fat Phobia

A few years ago when I was enrolling my oldest child in middle school, I had to drop off some forms at the school nurse and I saw this poster. It made my blood boil because the very first thing listed for harmful effects due to overeating and overweight was “Psychological problems.” I want to [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News

Mothers/Parents and Mental Health

This is a really important article from NPR that I shared on our Facebook page a few days ago. It talks about postpartum psychosis, which is when a new mother has a break from reality. This illness is rare, but not as uncommon as you would think, because most women are too afraid to talk [...]

Categories: Activism, Depression and/or Mental Illness (Unrelated to Pregnancy), My Own Ramblings, News, Postpartum Psychosis, PPD – Postpartum Depression

We Believe Survivors

TW: Sexual Violence These past two weeks have been awful for so many survivors of sexual violence. To not only hear these triggering things being spoken of so often in the media, but to hear them being denied and erased, and to hear these survivors, particularly Dr. Ford, absolutely torn apart both in the media [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News, Political, Sexual Abuse/Violence

BREAK THE INTERNET TODAY

Net Neutrality is at risk again, perhaps more than ever before. I already wrote a little about it here, including what it is and how to help. Today there is a major protest. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE click here and participate. Share the link. This is vitally important to life as we know it (I am [...]

Categories: Activism, News

I stumbled across this picture the other day on Facebook and shared it there, but I wanted to share it here, too. SOAM is inherently a feminist website, which makes it a political website, but I sometimes hesitate to get too overtly political here because so many of the women here hold such varying views [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News

San Diego mamas! We’re gathering on April 30th in person (location TBA) to share community, discussion, and to take a group photo of us, bellies bared, capes donned. These types of gatherings are deeply healing and empowering. I hope to see you there! More info at our Facebook page or at the #redefiningsupermom link above.

Categories: Activism, News, Redefining Supermom

Moms have so much pressure on them to be perfect all the time and I’m so done with that. I’m done trying to meet these unspoken standards. I’m done trying to fight the double standards. I’m just done. I’m taking back imperfect. Imperfect bodies, imperfect parenting, imperfect lives. That’s what we need to strive for. [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News, Redefining Supermom

I stand with Planned Parenthood

I have used Planned Parenthood for yearly exams, for health issues, and for antibiotics when I’ve had a UTI. When I didn’t have insurance, this was my only choice and I am SO GLAD that not only was I able to go there for my health care, but also that I have never experienced harassment [...]

Categories: Activism, News