Our Next Guest Blogger is…

writingThank you everyone for your thoughtful comments on the “We Want Your Voice” blog post on Tuesday. Every response was so fascinating and valid in its own unique way—it was a wonderful reminder of the diverse voices that make up the Mothering community.

It was very difficult to pick just one for a guest post, so I have dropped you all in a hat  (to make it fair) and picked three! Christina Fletcher, Michelle @ The Parent Vortex, and Toni write me at melaniem {at} mothering {dot} com to set up a time for your guest post!


A few selections from your other thought provoking responses…

Finish the statement “I have many passions, but if I had all the time in the world I would spend way more of it…”

Toni says: just enjoying my kids. It seems that due to work and chores, I spend way too much time telling them to wait a minute, or I’ll spend time with them later.

Anya Rubin says: travelling the world learning about different culture’s parenting, childbirth and childhood norms.

Sarah Bastien says: painting the beauty, humour, and joy of everyday domestic scenes, particularly that of parents and their children, as a window into a world that is so often overlooked and under appreciated by our financially driven society.

Nicole says: Reading, writing, learning and sharing knowledge and insight with other women.

Lia keller says: Doing things that aren’t easy.

Crissy says: volunteering.

Kalista says: sleeping.

Liana B. says: appreciating the small things.

Haley says: building a more sustainable lifestyle.

Ashley says: creating a bond between my one-year-old daughter and the grandfather, recently diagnosed with advanced cancer.

Kristin Rose says: helping my children reclaim what it means to be a child today.

Katrina Gray says: churning out literary fiction, editing my husband’s short stories, and submitting more of my own to literary magazines.

Chrissy says: READING grown up books!

Check out the blog on Monday for another way to get involved.

Melanie Mayo-Laakso


Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering.com. Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one’s best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.

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