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Hipmama.com is delighted to sponsor the virtual book tour of our longtime friend, the illustrious Ayun Halliday! Her most recent book is the all-round awesome Zinester's Guide to New York published by Microcosm. We asked Ayun to share a preview….
 
Kids! Take them to Chinatown. Take them to MOMA, and every...

This Manic Mama talks to documentary filmmaker Suzan Beraza about her most excellent films Uranium Drive-In (2012), and Bag It (2010). TMM urges you to think about a bit about ways to change the way we deal with wrapping,...

Dear Adolescence,
 
I spent years waiting for you. Even as my daughter suckled at my breast, or slipped her warm little hand in mine as we crossed the street, I knew she was under your curse. I'd heard you mutter it when she was born. I knew that even if I dedicated my entire life to burning every single spinning...

I am a shameless breastfeeder. I feel completely comfortable lifting up my shirt and letting my baby nurse in restaurants as I peruse the menu, in bookstores as I sit on the floor in the mystery section, in office waiting rooms as I wait for my cat to be vaccinated.
 
But I will not pump milk in front of anyone....

When my daughter was born, my younger brother and his girlfriend came to visit me in the hospital the very next day, traveling from Washington D.C., where they lived, to New Haven. I’d had an unexpected C-section and when they got there they asked me if there was anything I needed. I casually mentioned that a magazine or two...

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