Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Surf: Fat & child-free people (not necessarily in conjunction)

Welcome to the Sunday Surf, a tour of the best blogposts I've read throughout the week.

It's finally decided to be summer here! So exciting. Not too hot, thankfully, so I don't have to complain. Much.

We're going to a baseball game today, which is always a slice of Americana for me. Also a slice of pizza. And nachos. And a hot dog. And cotton candy. And fresh roasted peanuts. Ok, maybe I'll have to limit myself to one or two. (Am I the only one who goes to ballparks for the food?)

My brother-in-law was in town, so we also spent a lot of time at the beach. I don't know how one follows the other, but so it is. It's perfect beach weather — if you don't like being too hot and don't care about going into the water. So, perfect for me. We watched a glorious sunset and snapped some family photos. Which I was going to share, until I realized I'd probably be stealing my Wordless Wednesday thunder.

Usually I have some silly phone photo to share, but alas, my phone has been doing this inconvenient little thing where it won't stay on. Yeah, not as useful a feature as you might expect.

But that's ok, because I've got sandal weather, clear skies, Americana, a lush garden, long walks, the beach, and long walks on the beach to enjoy. Summertime. How is it where you are?

On to the links!




Poetry book review at The Mule:

Oh, my goodness, I am so happy for this review of Poetry of a Hobo Mama from The Mule!
Poetry of a Hobo Mama: The First Three Years
For some reason in spite of these credentials I was a bit skeptical when I took my first dip into her volume of poetry. Maybe it's because it's so easy to write poetry badly, and these days anyone with an internet connection can publish the sort of dross that a few years ago would have stayed safely under the mattress. My cynicism quickly melted away, however, within moments of beginning to read Poetry of a Hobo Mama. Wayne forges short, stark, luminous poems out of the deep melting pot of motherhood, bringing us little creations filled with exquisite detail on birth, love, miscarriage, breastfeeding, mortality - even elevating pumping to a thing of beauty! (The first tantalizing drip — drip — drip / like the flirting of a sprinkler / just out of reach on a hot day).
I often get reviews that say, "I expected it to be bad! And it's good!" And I totally get that (and am appreciative it's not the reverse), because doesn't "self-published poetry book" just scream at you to run away? I'm so glad people are liking it and connecting with it. Read more at The Mule. You can buy your own copy of Poetry of a Hobo Mama at Amazon or CreateSpace.

Carnival of Natural Parenting -- Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama

Carnival of Natural Parenting:

I hope you saw our latest collection! We were talking Family Creations this month, and a creative carnival it was, too. All the links are live and waiting to be savored — and pinned!


From Natural Parents Network:

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Shout-outs:

Be sure to check out my post for Live Positively — help your favorite park win a grant of up to $100,000 by getting out the vote in your community! Here's a follow-up post with how exactly to campaign for your park. Rally your community, and get parkgoers checking in and voting. Votes need to be in by TODAY!

Giveaways:




Find lots more wonderful giveaways at my Natural parenting giveaways linky! Add your own, and enter some good ones.

Surf with us:

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaWe love following along with fellow Sunday Surfers. If you have your own post of reading links to share, please link up your post on Hobo Mama or on Authentic Parenting. The linky will go live every Sunday, and you can link up any day that week. If Sunday doesn't work for you but you do a links list another day, feel free to play along. You only need to add your post to one of the sites, and the linky will automatically show up on both sites.

You can get the Sunday Surf button by Jenna Designs and some code to add to your post from my Sunday Surf page.

Check out previous editions for good reading, and you can find more shared items during the week at my Tumblr blog, Hobo Mama's Shared Items.

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