Okay Adina, I edited my post. I really didn't mean to be as critical as that sounded. I'm all about keeping i cool.
Anyway. Rad Dad was a great zine for radical dads .... there were a few issues recently. I honestly haven;t read much since, except back issues of old radical mama zines. Seems like HipMama was a good place on the web until the boards got shut-down. It was/is a blog/social networking site now which isn't really my style.
So, we moved to a new city shortly before having kids and never really got plugged into the anarchist scene here. We are older than most of the punk and radical kids here - it didn't feel right. And after we had kids it felt even weirder. Meanwhile, we have built what feels like real community with people who are mostly not anarchists. Some folks I never would have been friends with before. But everyone with kids.
Now that one of the kids is getting out of babyhood, I'm thinking more about how important it is to me to be part of radical culture and politics. A couple radical mamas in town have meanwhile had kids, so it feels better and less "youth culture" to me. I've joined a collective, and that feels great. I guess I just feel like so much of anarchist activism in this country *is* about youth culture, and its easy to lose your sense of community when you are suddenly not young and cool. yk?
So I am feeling challenged and good about where we are right now. I thought I would be more like "I am super grrrrrradical mama" but it turned ou that parenting these early years was more about getting through the day for me, just like everyone else
How has everyone else fared the transition? Maybe its just us, lol.