Monthly Archives: February 2010

Interview with a Daddy

Welcome to the February Carnival of Natural Parenting: Love and partners!

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month we’re writing about how a co-parent has or has not supported us in our dedication to natural parenting. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

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Real men wear babies

When I first heard of the theme for this month’s Carnival of Natural parenting, I thought, “Why not go to the source?” What follows is a transcription of a conversation that I had with the hubby, C, on natural parenting. I think it’s a fairly accurate representation of our dynamic. Please bear in mind that this took place right before bedtime.

NB: Thank you very much for agreeing to be interviewed by me. Do you know why I’m interviewing you?

C: No, I do not.

NB: Do you care?

C: (laughs) Not really.
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It doesn’t begin and end on World AIDS Day

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Why should you care?

Because 1) You’re human, 2) HIV/AIDS is affecting Black people in the US disproportionately.

What should you do?

1) Attend an observance event, 2) Support prevention, treatment and social justice issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS, 3)Keep your eyes, ears, and hearts open to the issue

Remember, we won’t end HIV/AIDS if we continue to act like it doesn’t exist in our own backyards.

Doing the Pump

I have a love-hate relationship with my pump. In fact, I like to imagine that this is the theme song that plays whenever I get it out.


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