American Indians – A Time of Harvest & Hope?

October 2020 is a harvesting celebration month. This October report will describe some of my research and areas of interest on the topics of American Indians. Among them, are ethnobotany (in traditional acorn gathering) and Ecofeminism. Through my internship at MOM, I look forward to exploring the Indigenous lifestyles as I work toward the completion of my advanced degree in Public History at American Public University.

Why Don’t IBCLCs And Dentists agree?

By Deann Shaffner It can be very frustrating for parents to hear from a dentist, that breastfeeding at night, or night-nursing, caused your child to have cavities. The health benefits of breastfeeding are widely promoted, but information that it might cause cavities isn’t forthcoming. That’s probably because it is may not be true. It canContinue reading “Why Don’t IBCLCs And Dentists agree?”

Sociology Opens Our Eyes to New Ways of Seeing the World!

This summer, extreme weather rocks America and pundits debate while August arrives all too quickly. Since July 1st, accounting majors, economics majors, and students of literature have been increasing their knowledge and vocabulary about important issues that affect us all by studying sociology. These students are hard at work exploring theoretical assertions about race, class,Continue reading “Sociology Opens Our Eyes to New Ways of Seeing the World!”

MOM Conference 2019 – April 5-6 – The Public is Invited

April 5-6, 2019 FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Rewriting Trauma & Visibility: Motherwork, Pregnancy, and Birth Keynote presentations with Khiara M. Bridges and Roksana Badruddoja. See the schedule for more information. GENERAL INFORMATION The international MOM Conference is an annual event that features research, scholarship, and creative collaboration in the area of Mother Studies. Each year, theContinue reading “MOM Conference 2019 – April 5-6 – The Public is Invited”

Support For All Mothers – Last post by Shauna Ricketts

The goal of this project was to support ALL mothers, regardless of their family form or personal circumstance. Stories and faces negate stereotypes and disprove assumptions that accumulate as a result of societal reflections. This project has demonstrated that funding and programming are not the only expressions of positive community support. Demand for mental healthContinue reading “Support For All Mothers – Last post by Shauna Ricketts”