Blog (parenting) Having-a-baby.com/news/
AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST
I 'm the author of 28 books, including The Mother of All Books series (a bestselling series of pregnancy and parenting books), and numerous other non-fiction books for children and adults. My essays have appeared in respected anthologies about politics and motherhood, mothering and blogging, raising a child on the autism spectrum, and raising a daughter and on the literary website LiteraryMama.
I write The Mother of All Baby Columns for The Toronto Star. I am also a contributing editor to Canadian Family magazine and a radio host and producer for Trent Radio. My shows are called Citizen Parent and This is Your Writing Life.
I am frequently featured in the print, broadcast, and online media as a parenting commentator and consultant; and I have had the opportunity to develop customized parenting materials for some of North America's most respected media companies.
SPEAKER AND WORKSHOP LEADER
I speak to groups of parents at consumer shows, education fairs, and community forums on topics ranging from preparing for parenthood to life after baby to parenting in the real world. I also design and deliver customized workshops for parents and those who work with parents and parents-to-be (doulas, childcare professionals, childcare providers, health care professionals, communications professionals).
And I speak to groups of writers about what it takes to thrive as a writer today.
MOTHER, VOLUNTEER, SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE, POLITICAL JUNKIE
I'm the mother of four kids, ages 13 through 22; and an active volunteer.
I also spend a lot of my time working for change. The causes I am passionate about include social justice, media literacy, media concentration, freedom of the press, mass consumerism, the environment, creating an informed and engaged electorate, political reform, political accountability, and social justice. (And that's just for starters.) If you read my blog about social justice and political change, you'll get a sense of what really matters to me and why.
ARTS AND CULTURE ENTHUSIAST
I am passionate about the indie-craft movement (particularly where it overlaps with activism to become craftivism: too cool!); the buy locally movement; the citizen journalism movement; the indie music and indie film movements; and the new models of book and periodical publishing that are being explored right now. I also enjoy experimenting with photography, online media, and different types of writing.
My current (active) websites include
Page One Productions Inc.
3108 Frances Stewart Road