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About four in the afternoon, my friend and I were at a bar playing with these little plastic toys left in a basket for drunk kids like us. She had set up a wall of fencing with soldiers and cowboys, defending it from my wall of teepees and Indians that pointed their little bows and arrows at the guns. My toy horse was...

Today This Manic Mama talks to Meghan Huppuch, Nefertiti Martin, Benita Rivera, and Susan Mosher about Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), a non-profit organization based out of Brooklyn, New York that is commited to the well-being of urban girls, and their book...

My father is a beekeeper.
 
I don't remember when exactly he started keeping bees, it was sometime around the tail end of my high school years, and I don't remember a lot of details from then, but over the years it has grown from a hobby to a full time operation, occupying many of the hours of his retirement...

Stacy Dymalski is an author, filmmaker, stand-up comedian, public speaker, and band mom. TMM talks to Stacy about parenting teenage jazz musicians, comedy, and her latest book...

I am a thirty-one year old mother of an almost-three-year old. My partner and I and our son moved to the Netherlands from Boston two years ago. It was very much my idea, and for me it was very much about not wanting to raise my son with the constant anxieties about health insurance that I had experienced for years (thank you...

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