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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2011’

  • Radical Homemaking Week: (1) Beyond Housewives and Feminism

    Welcome to Radical Homemaking week here at Dreaming Aloud! For an introduction to the Radical Homemakers book see here…   IS THIS IT? I wrote in my journal a few weeks back, after weeks of being housebound with a sick family and icy roads. Endless cooking, cleaning, tidying, […]

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  • Radical Homemaking Week: Welcome!

    I want to write about Radical Homemakers the book and radical homemaking in my own life. But it’s so big! I don’t know where to start. So I think this will be Radical Homemaking week here at Dreaming Aloud… Part 1: Beyond Feminism and Housewives […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    BBC Radio 4 – almost all of it spring in the air – even though it’s mid January Saturday Pizzas good friends stormy nights baths with my husband cheeky baby smiles 2 year old cat dances a boy who can’t stop eating a functioning car […]

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  • A Life Affirming Luncheon

    Saturday Pizzas. These two words sum up why I love to live here. Locally produced, organic, well-cooked food, served up with lashings of community spirit, in a funky cafe, overlooking gorgeous gardens and the sea on the horizon. Only five minutes walk from the Pink […]

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  • Book review: Radical Homemakers

    YES! YES! YES!That’s what I think. With every page that I read. YES! That’s me! That’s why we’re doing it! That’s who we are! That’s how we live! It has reconfirmed our life path, our journey, our motivation, our daily choices to me.The back blurb […]

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  • Breastfeeding – No hardlines here…just plenty of soft curves!

    As regular readers and good friends know, the one thing you don’t find here is hardlines, or heavy dogma. Lots of ranting, and U turns and experiments and latest passions. A pretty hop and skip over the picket fence and back which divides the mainstream […]

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  • Dancing girls

    The sun is shining. “Let’s go out for a walk,” I suggest.“Don’t wanna go out, mum!” my older daughter insists.“We can go and see the chickens, and the pigs,” I wheedle.“Don’t wanna go!” The tone is being ramped up. I cannot face another tantrum. We […]

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  • The Watchful Buddha Boy

    Welcome to the January Carnival of Natural Parenting: Learning from children This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared the many lessons their children have taught […]

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  • Community and family values

    Many alternative types struggle with the integration issue. For some it is a constant worry, others don’t bat an eyelid. Newer parents can be especially militant: this is my child, I’m doing it my way. Hang your traditions, we have a better way. We only […]

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  • Doctor’s orders

    Laydeez and gentlemen, may I present you with……Drum roll pleeze………..The words of my new hero, DR Tom Smith…“Don’t diet too much: being slightly overweight is good for you.”Yes you heard it right.We is allowed to be a little chubby!And, remember, you heard it here on […]

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