These 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 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.