This Week’s Warm Link Hugs: 9 October 2011

I have an addiction to my Google Reader. So to justify it, I’m sharing some of my favorite blog posts and articles that I’ve come across. I’m joining it up with Authentic Parenting’s Sunday Surf.

Do you ever feel like you want to bag all of this virtually-connected life and find your nature within and the natural without? Naked in Eden Blog has this post Return to the Wild Within-My Manifesto. She says, “I have stopped working online seven days a week. In doing so, I return to a part of myself that is so familiar. It feels like I’m “going home””… read more

I love this short, funny post about Breastfeeding by Star Wars from 2 Sleeping Babies. If you’ve got more than one child, you’ll relate to what it’s like when older siblings are running around with you in the eye of the storm.

If you have ever struggled to understand what post partum depression feels like or to explain what it is, then this post from Post Partum Progress will break it down for you, The Symptoms of Post Partum Depression and Anxiety (in Plain Mama English)

There was a dustup about feminism and formula companies giving samples out to moms this week. Two pieces of brilliant writing (that will also give you the background, in case you missed it) are The Feminist Breeder‘s Why I’m a Feminist and a Lactivist and Farren Square‘s From A Breastfeeding Mom to All Moms, Everywhere. Sadly, the issue has gotten muddled by a lot of passion. These two posts cut right to the heart of the matter. It’s not about the mommy wars. It’s about supporting one another as mothers. It’s about creating real choice and empowerment by saying, “no!” to corporate manipulations designed to keep women uninformed.

One more reason to love the Human Milk for Human Babies founder, Emma Kwasnicka: She pulled out of the Babble “Top 100 Moms Who Are Changing  YOUR World” contest because they accept advertising from formula companies who violate the WHO code. You can find out more in Jodine World’s post: Babbling About Breasts, Again.

Remember to check out any of the posts you may have missed in September Mindful Mama Carnival or September’s Letters to Littles.

And two new blogs I came across, I would like to share with you are The Honesty Conspiracy and Parent-Free by Choice. They both are centered around speaking your truth anonymously. I am following along with the moving stories and learning as I struggle with how to write my truth while practicing Ahimsa.

Looking for more great reads? Please check out my Facebook Page, Follow me on Twitter and Follow my Google Reader where I share even more of my favorite posts (and of course, surf on over to Authentic Parenting. She’s always got something good to read)

Did you make to the end? If you’ve got a List of Favorite Links that you blog, feel free to link it up below in the comments section!

2 thoughts on “This Week’s Warm Link Hugs: 9 October 2011

  1. Dear Zoie,

    I am truly honored to be mentioned here. You made my day, as well as touched my heart. You and your blog are just DELIGHTFUL. I love your sense of warm humor, down-to-earth-ness, and your amazing wisdom. You are wonderfully vibrant. I sense a “full-on” love of life in you. The photo of you and your children is just priceless.

    I too am an old hippy from waaaaay back. LOL! 🙂 🙂 So it just made me laugh out loud when I read your words, “my hippy ideals”.

    I am now following you on twitter and facebook, and look forward to getting to know you better. Your refreshing authenticity is much needed in the world right now.

    Thank you, Zoie.
    I am grateful,

I love comments and try to reply to each one. I look forward to connecting with you. Namaste

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