Category Archive


Agreeing to disagree

When I first started thinking about Offbeat Mama last fall, the biggest issue for me was wanting to make sure that the site wasn’t dogmatic and was welcoming to folks from all sorts of backgrounds. Maybe it’s working?

MamaLit Book Review #2 – Sleep is for the Weak

Arens, Rita (ed.) Sleep is for the Weak: The Best of Mommy Bloggers including Amalah, Finslippy, Fussy, Would Coulda Shoulda, Mom-101, and more. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2008. Warning: 1. Do not read this book, until after you pee, if like me, your post-baby bladder is less than, um, reliable. 2. Do not read this […]

Musings on babies, blogging, and privacy

When it comes to my son and my new experience of motherhood, I’m finding myself clamp-mouthed with a brick wall around my stories.