February link round-up

This month has flown by and I’m way behind in compiling the February link round-up. Here it is at last!

Some posts on other blogs:

  • “My son’s father is Christian and wanted him baptized. While I did not participate in the ceremony, I did permit it.”  Read more...
  • “This was the first book I ever read that explicitly acknowledged menstruation, childbirth, and abortion. I loved its rich setting, its magic, and its exploration of power.” Read more..
  • “I want to say THANK YOU to my readers and page followers. My homebirth fundraiser went OVER my goal- which is just……  Insane.” Read more..
Some highlights here on this blog:

 

Some quotes from Facebook:

  • “We are the torchbearers of truth, the tellers of tales of beautiful birth, the weavers of courageous empowering visions to set before the women and families we serve. Our stories must be told often, until they become more compelling and convincing than the horrible […] myths people hear all around them.” ~ Judy Edmunds (via Midwifery Today)
  • “Part of what is ‘missing’ for expectant and new dads is the opportunity to learn from and share with other men who have become dad or on the path to becoming dad. Other men serve as role models and teachers – about fatherhood and what it means to be a man. For the rite of passage of fatherhood to be wholly restored, the practice of men gathering needs to be again normalized. Men’s work and the development of a ‘healthy’ masculinity are essential elements of conscious and connected fathering.” -Becoming Dad
One thing someone wants some advice on

“My husband and I are grappling with the question of whether and when to have children. We hope to connect with a community in the Boston Area that can help us work through the various practical, emotional, and spiritual considerations. We’re especially interested in finding communities that will be supportive of natural birth but with a good understanding of situations where medical intervention is necessary.” Any ideas for her?

About Sarah Whedon

Sarah Whedon is Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary, founding editor of Pagan Families, and the author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year. Sarah’s teaching, research, and advocacy work center around topics of spirituality, feminism, and reproduction. She makes her home in the Boston area with her partner and their children.


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