Matt Logelin Family Charity Gift Registry

Over the last 7+ months countless friends, family members and complete strangers have helped me deal with the loss of my wife, Liz, 27 hours after she gave birth to our daughter, Madeline. I never imagined that I would find such a tremendous support system by simply writing about my experiences on my blog We've been lucky enough to have been given enough toys, clothing, formula, diapers, etc. to quite literally, fill our house from floor to ceiling. ...more

The Unknown War I Fight

Being the mother of a lost child I have noticed there is a war raging and because I am who I am, by default I find myself on one side of the fence.  I don't want to be here.  I don't want to belong.  I didn't even notice the ragging war myself until just recently when someone pointed it out on my blog.  Sure, I knew and understood people would say stupid things because I had been tossed my own fare share and I even have a mental list of "do not says" to a grieving mother I can quickly list off, but war? ...more

Rate your doctor, midwife & hospital on The Birth Survey

If you've given birth in the United States in the past three years, you are eligible to participate in The Birth Survey. Thanks to The Birth Survey: Transparency in Maternity Care, "women can now give consumer reviews of doctors, midwives, hospitals, and birth centers, learn about the choices and birth experiences of others, and view data on hospital and birth center standard practices and intervention rates." If enough women take this survey, it could have a serious impact on maternity care in the U.S. ...more

Thank you for doing whatever you can to help spread the word, Kelly. :)


Because no baby should have to grow up without knowing her mother

While wondering today how I would segue into writing about model Christy Turlington and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's recent campaign for maternal health, I unexpectedly came across a blog post about that very subject that stopped me in my tracks and left me in tears. The post was on Single Mom Seeking by guest blogger Matt Logelin who lost his wife and mother of their child just hours after she gave birth. ...more

 great post amy!


reminds me how lucky i am to survive cancer + enjoy ...more

From the Universe

The Universe ...more

Because Sometimes, Those Storks Make Crash Landings

This just in: childbirth can be traumatic. ...more

When will people ever realise that for some women childbirth is much, much more damaging ...more

Are You one of the 12 million?

Are you one of the 12 Million?  ...more

More Evidence That Women Heal The World

So there I was, feeling sorry for myself for having sustained extensive nether-region damage during the birth of my son ten weeks ago AND having the surgery to correct that damage BOTCHED (don't even ask), when I came across this: a Wall Street Journal report from Cindy McCain on the state of things in Rwanda. ...more

I wrote a blog that I posted last week here on blogher about Women's Power and that it will ...more

Ain't no power like the power of the mama

About nine months after I had my first child, I went (with the kiddo in tow) to my first Mothers Acting Up meeting. It was my first foray, at least post-children, into an organized activist group. While the timing wasn't right for me to become a regular member, I gleaned a piece of knowledge from that meeting that I think will always stay with me. That is that mothers as a whole are a very, very large group, and if they use their power for good, they can become a force to be reckoned with. ...more

I think one of the main keys to unlocking this issue is the mindset so many mothers get ...more

AMA To Ricki Lake: No More Babies Born In Bathtubs, Please (Ricki Lake to AMA: Stuff It)

Ricki Lake gave birth to her second child at home, in her bathtub. Which is great, but I almost did her one better by very nearly giving birth in the front seat of my husband's car while we sped down the highway at close to twice the legal speed limit. However, almost giving birth in a speeding motor vehicle - which, can I say? ...more

It seems strange to point this out, but does the argument against homebirth ever substitute ...more