Tips for New Moms: Social Change/Activism for Moms

[ 1 ] December 3, 2008 |

Brain ChildThese days, most of the reading I do consists of books suited for my two-year-old. However, when I get a few minutes to myself, I enjoy a number of websites and alternative publications for moms that are intelligent, thought-provoking, and offer opportunities for activism. Who said early parenthood is all about diapers and drool?

Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers
Brain, Child is the only literary magazine dedicated to motherhood and it is committed to writing about the deeper issues of motherhood that aren’t often found in other parenting publications.

Hip Mama
Hip Mama is a magazine that includes political commentary, articles, and discussions that “keep it real” when it comes to issues of motherhood. Its honest and progressive approach to writing about motherhood has earned it the title “conservative America’s worst nightmare.”

Mothers Acting Up
This organization is dedicated to the well-being of all children and offers opportunities to organize and mobilize to create change in children’s lives.

Kristen Kardos, MA Ed., and Kathy McGuigan, MSW, the co-founders of RI New Moms Connection, provide affordable, accessible pregnancy and new mom groups throughout Rhode Island. In “Tips for New Moms” they share their knowledge, resources, and helpful ideas for moms just beginning their journey into parenthood or moms who may need a little refresher.

Editor’s Note: Although “Tips for New Moms” is written with the new mom in mind—to support women in their journey through motherhood—it is certainly not the authors’ intention to exclude dads. Every new parent will find their tips, resources, and insights helpful. I invite all moms and dads to share ideas on how they manage their new role as a parent with Kidoinfo in the comments below.

Category: baby, books / stories, dads, moms


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. calendar katy says:

    In terms of progress…I have heard Michelle Obama say that moms’ work-life balance will be one of the issues she focuses on as 1st lady.

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