Good reads: Internet edition

NS July 27th, 2010

Summer holidays and the doula business are kicking my ass, leaving me little time for writing. But I’m still reading, oh yes! And here’s what’s been tickling my fancy and catching my interest lately.

Mila’s Daydreams – A new mother in Finland tries to imagine what her daughter is dreaming of when she naps. Adele creates gorgeous landscapes around baby Mila and captures it on film. Brilliant, gorgeous and utterly adorable.

Color Me Katie – A freelance photographer and street artist in Brooklyn. Draws funny faces on marshmallows and works with an improv group that recreated a scene from Star Wars on the New York subway recently. Cute. And very, very colourful.

The 52 Seductions – A woman and her husband of 10 years set out to improve their sex lives and seduce each other all over again. Funny, informative, touching and honest. And if you’re looking for new things to try in the bedroom, this is a great place for ideas.

Mama Is… - The amazing cartoonist behind Hathor the Cowgoddess, lactivist extraordinaire. Puts into one drawing what many of us ‘Boob Nazis’ waffle on for two pages saying.

Catalog Living – “A look into the exciting lives of the people who live in your catalogs.” Some of these actually made me guffaw. Very funny.

Offbeat Mama – The spinoff site from Offbeat Bride. Its tagline is “Parenting against the grain” and it embraces alternative lifestyles and a diverse range of parents. Specifically, the creator says, “We support mothers integrating their pre-kid identities and lifestyles into their post-kid realities.” Often contains gorgeous photographs and unique stories from real parents around the world.

Underbellie – Written by the fabulous Kelly Hogaboom, Underbellie is thoughtful, spot-on, uniquely written analysis of feminist parenting and culture. You must read this post and this one. Fan-freaking-tastic.

Birthing Beautiful Ideas – A wonderful blog I recently discovered, written by Kristen Oganowski– “mother, doula, graduate student, feminist, and writer.” Aside from the grad student bit, we appear to be twins. She wrote a beautiful post that made me tear up today. Go read it. Bring tissues.

What (or who) have you been reading lately?

13 Responses to “Good reads: Internet edition”

  1. Expat Mum says:

    OK, you’ve inspired me (especially the one about the sex stuff). I read the same blogs because that’s all I feel I can keep up with, but I must make an effort to branch out and discover the other gems.
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    NS Reply:

    @Expat Mum, The key is to rotate people in and out and declutter your reader every couple months, I’ve found. I have unsubscribed from a blog and then resubscribed a month later (and repeated the process), even if I still liked it and wanted to read it, just because it wasn’t what I was wanting to read about most at that particular point in my life. Otherwise it just gets to be too much. It works for me!

  2. geekymummy says:

    Hey thanks! Just sat down for a good poke around the blogosphere so this is perfect! Best of luck with the business and the holidays!
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    NS Reply:

    @geekymummy, Cheers!

  3. Kelly says:

    Whoa, here I was looking at this list and thinking you were listing some real Awesomeness (I especially liked your summation of Hathor’s writings and I agree!) then I found my own little project. So thank you for the shout-out! I think you’re pretty peachy-keen too. (which is why yer in my Feed Reader).

    What am I reading? Well lots of stuff. I see you have Raising My Boychick in your blogroll – I love Arwyn and her writings. fertilefeminism always has something awesome to say (I swear you UK feminists are amazing!). I’m also just starting to read through Blacktating and enjoying it very much. Then there’s Just A Bald Man written by Jeff Sabo, unschooling father. His posts are deeply meaningful to me. And on that note I’m an addict for anything Wendy Priesnitz is involved in (and I was just published in the recent edition of Life Learning Magazine but that’s getting a little fringe I guess. Ha.

    Oh and I just started a Twitter feed re: feeding the family during the day, including pictures and lots of different fabulous ideas. I have a whole three followers, one of them my husband! I am so cool!

    Thanks for this list and I’ll be checking these out!
    Kelly´s last blog ..mealtime mannersMy ComLuv Profile

    NS Reply:

    @Kelly, Um, you know I write Fertile Feminism as well, yeah? I guess I don’t make that very clear here, sorry! Should rectify that I suppose. But thanks for recommending me to me. :D

    Would love to read the article you did for Wendy though, got a link? Will also check out Just a Bald Man. Thanks!

    Kelly Reply:


    No I didn’t know that. But it makes sense considering how awesome both these sites are!

    I’ll send you a link to the article when it’s online! Should be soon!
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  4. Thanks so much for the recommendation – you don’t write such a bad blog yerself! I am *loving* Mila’s Daydreams. Wonder if I can do that to Herbert? Hmmm…

    NS Reply:

    @Betty Herbert, Oh, please do! That would be hilarious. You might have rather, um, different props though, especially after that trip to Berlin. ;)

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  6. Charlotte says:

    Fab tips, thank you! I’ve lost the energy to trawl for new blogs to read so I’m most grateful for these. Heading off to check out the sex blog …
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    NS Reply:

    @Charlotte, I trawl so you don’t have to. It’s one of my services, you see. For only £10/month I can find blogs tailored to your unique interests…

    Actually, that’s not a bad idea. I bet I could convince at least a few people to part with their money for that kind of service. I could be a Bloginatrix or a Blogibrarian or some other great title.

  7. Yay! There’s a few on your list that I have yet to check out. I love to follow others blogs. I am adding you to my blogroll and following you now.

    If you get a chance, check out mine!

    Lily, aka Witch Mom
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