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Yearly Archive for: ‘2010’

  • Craft-Tea Christmas Celebrations

    Welcome to the December Carnival of Natural Parenting: Let’s Talk TraditionsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other […]

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  • Cooking with love

    Buddhists say that the way we do things, influences the results. If we cook with love, we transmit that love into the food, and into those who eat the food. If we cook in mindful awareness, then we can quietly observe with our senses rather […]

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  • Christmas is coming…and mama’s getting panicked!

    Life has been fraught in the Pink House – sick children, non sleeping baby (see Adventures without Sleep, written about Number 1 child five years ago, and just slot in Number 3’s name in its place!) And having got hyper excited about Christmas back in […]

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  • Material memory – Women and Quilting

    For me the passage into womanhood was marked by a summer I chose to take off, between University and beyond, to teach myself to bake bread and make a quilt. I love quilts: the patterns, the details of the fabrics, the interplay of light and […]

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  • Wonderful Women’s Work

    As promised, a round up of women I would like to salute for doing their thing with vision, courage and creativity… First off… a very special event to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day 2011, linking women’s circles around the globe. Visit  http://www.flarewales.com/  to find […]

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  • RAISING OUR VOICES

    Part 3 of the Call yourself a Feminist? series Feminists, suffragettes and many protest groups before and since have recognised that if you want to be heard, you must raise your voice. But raising our voices with uncontrolled anger or sadness, to whinge or to […]

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  • ANGRY!

    A response to the Budget announcement    ‘The biggest sting in today’s budget will be felt by women with children’, said Labour Party Finance Spokesperson Joan Burton. She said of the €2.1bn in cuts, €1.6bn would be borne by the areas of health, children and social protection. […]

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  • Call yourself a feminist? (2)…Well, no!

    Despite being grateful to feminists, and having read many of their key works, I do not consider myself a feminist (despite yesterday’s evidence) because….I find them loud and shouty and deliberately reactionaryI find that they alienate a lot of women and most men who aren’t […]

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  • Call yourself a feminist?

    Well, let me examine the evidence:I do not believe that women are or should be subservient, the weaker sex or any other gross generalisation of “the fairer sex”.I didn’t change my name when I got married. NEVER will I be Mrs somebody else!I regularly rant […]

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  • Life lessons from an elder

    Leonora – I shall call her that, as she is not one for being in the spotlight – is a constant wonder and inspiration. She is a woman of quiet creativity with a simple but beautiful home, a humble spirit, a childlike enthusiasm for the world. […]

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