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This Manic Mama takes it old school and chats with high school friend Maria Flores, mama to Noah and creator of CoverBoo Couture nursing covers. Listen now.

 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...

TMM returns! This episode features an interview with mom/musician Polly Paulusma. After two albums with Bjork's One Little Indian label Polly has recently released her third album Leaves from the Family Tree on her own label Wild Sound....

"This is a war between the people and the government."
--kid on the street, London August 7 2011.
 
Four nights ago London erupted in spontaneous violence, rippling out from a council estate north of my home to gradually encompass every borough. Riots and looting were widespread. Cars,...

At 19, I read Adrienne Rich as she struggled to put into words the isolation and terror of being the solo parent of small children all day. I saw her essays as the record of a historical moment, the cusp of change between an era of rigid gender roles and frustrated housewives, and my own time of working mothers and...

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