Came across this interesting article about women of color and attachment parenting.
“…in this conversation about ancient child-care practices that women of color still practice today in every part of the world, our voice has been co-opted and whitewashed by all-white speakers, as have our voices throughout most of Western feminism.”
“Because for mothers like me, mothers who are not white or Western or even American, but who are from other countries—or our parents are from other countries, and we are the first generation of Americans—we never opted in to the the male medical model of Western child rearing, so we are not “bucking” anything. This is not a “trend” for us that is “symptomatic of anything.” We are simply living. We are simply raising our children the way our mothers raised us, the way children are still being raised in the countries where we are from.” (emphasis mine)
While I don’t agree with everything in the article, it was worth the read. Another good one from that same site: the dangers of over-stylized mommy blogs.
This post on SimpleMom.net is a few weeks old, but so wonderful. Did you read it? On curing cancer and changing diapers. I am printing this out and keeping it handy.