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My son was born when I was 22 years old. He was conceived during one freezing winter in Lake Tahoe, CA.
 
When I discovered I was pregnant, my immediate reaction was that I was too young to have a baby and that I should have an abortion. When I spoke with Ethan, my boyfriend at the time and father-to-be, he did...

Today This Manic Mama talks to former Bitch publisher Debbie Rasmussen about her Fly Away Zine Mobile and the Orderly Disorder: Zinester Librarians in Circulation Summer 2011...

 I left after a 'minor' beating, meaning no skin breaking/bleeding,and no kicking. He 'just' pushed me into a wall, smacked me really hard several times and knocked me down. This was in response to him coming home and finding me on the phone. He had recently stopped taking the phone with him when he left and allowed me to...

Its official (ok, semi-official): Save for a minor post-nursery, pre-and-post nap relapse, after 2 years, one month, 6 days, I have officially weaned Yousuf (hey don't look at me funny, Alaskan Eskimos breastfeed for 5 years!).
 
For those who don't know, I am an ardent, some would say zealous, breastfeeding...

Some people remember where they were when they heard Kennedy was shot. Others remember where they were when they watched the moon landing. I remember where I was when I first realized Bill Clinton was lying about his sex life: Falls Church, Virginia, on the balcony of my friend Erik's apartment.
 
My daughter and...

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