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Click-and-Go Confessions

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Why do moms go online to visit online confessionals like TrueMomConfessions.com and Her Bad Mother's Basement?

That's the question I'm asking in my parenting blog @ Yahoo! Canada this week.

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| posted by Ann D @ 11:02 AM

November Workshops by Ann Douglas: Toronto and Calgary

Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I'll be talking about everything from stress to parenting to juggling parenting and writing to preparing for a newborns to women and self-esteem over the next few weeks. (Did I happen to mention stress? )

November 9, 10, 11 in Toronto -- The Baby and Toddler Show: see the show schedule for the exact dates and times for my presentations entitled "This is Your Soon-to-Be Life (A Sneak Peek at Life After Baby for Parents-to-Be)" and "A Newborn and a Notebook: For Parents with the Write Stuff".

Note: I'll also be signing books and chatting with parents at the John Wiley and Sons Canada booth (406). More info about the show.

November 13 in Uxbridge: "The Parent Survival Guide." A fundraiser on behalf of North House transitional housing. Brochure. (.pdf)

November 20 in Uxbridge: "What Moms and Daughters Need to Know About Self-Esteem." A fundraiser on behalf of North House transitional housing. Brochure. (.pdf)

November 18 in Calgary: "This is Your Stressed-Out Life." Brochure. (.pdf) Presented by the Calgary Health Region.

Please see calendar at bottom of blog for full details about these and other events.

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| posted by Ann D @ 2:55 PM

Retro Playtime

Monday, November 05, 2007
My ten-year-old is a techno-genius (IMHO).

Every time I turn around, he's added some new widget to the computer he is using for his schoolwork.

This is the latest gizmo he tracked down over the weekend. I think I will have to grab one for myself.

How about the rest of you Mac users?

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| posted by Ann D @ 10:44 AM

Association for Research on Mothering Seeking Journal Submissions on Mothers' Health and Well-Being

Thursday, November 01, 2007
This call for papers comes from The Association for Research on Mothering:

The editorial board is seeking submissions for Vol. 11.1 of

The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM)

to be published in Spring/Summer 2009.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: NOVEMBER 1, 2008
Theme: Maternal Health and Well-Being
(physical, psychological, social, economic, sexual, political and spiritual issues)
The journal will explore the topic of Maternal Health and Well-Being from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, health care professionals and other health workers, artists, mothers and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged. We also welcome creative reflections such as poetry, short stories, and artwork on the subject.

Topics can include (but are not limited to): maternal health promotion and education; globalization and maternal health; maternal health activism; reproductive justice; public policy and maternal health; the environment and maternal health issues; mothers and healthy living; maternal health and challenges within Indigenous communities; mothers with disabilities; mothers with illnesses; HIV/AIDS; breast cancer; mental health issues; postpartum depression; disease prevention; psychiatry; psychology; medicine; pregnancy; childbirth; breastfeeding; young mothers; mothers and aging; work and family balance; maternal nutrition; disordered eating; mothering children with disabilities; violence against mothers and children; sexual abuse, healing through the arts; addictions and recovery; raising healthy children; politics of reproduction; abortion; sterilization; maternal sexuality; maternal health promotion and education; LBGT maternal health issues; menstruation; menopause; mothers and the health professions; representations/images of mothers and health/well-being issues.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Articles should be 15-18 pages (3750 words) including references.
All should be in MLA style, WordPerfect or Word and IBM compatible.

Please see our journal style guide for complete details.

For more information, please contact us.

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 1, 2008

Please note:
To submit, one must be a member of ARM.

Please direct your submissions to:

Association for Research on Mothering (ARM)
726 Atkinson, York University, 4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Phone: 416-736-2100 X60366
Email: ARM.

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Association for Research on Mothering (ARM)
Demeter Press
726 Atkinson, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON,
Canada, M3J 1P3
416-736-2100 x60366 (fax) 416-736-5766
arm@yorku.ca
www.yorku.ca/arm

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| posted by Ann D @ 9:22 AM