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The Motherhood Manifesto

Friday, May 26, 2006

Have you read this book? It is an absolute must read. Kind of jolts one into reality. What you are giving up as a woman to have children in the US.

Dear MomsRising member,

Well, Mother’s Day has gone by and in just those few days, more than 50,000 folks signed up with MomsRising. The Motherhood Manifesto book reached the Amazon top 10, and the T-Shirts are selling like mad. I think we’ve started something here.

Let’s keep it going.

For the next few weeks, we’re going to send out a chapter of the book for discussion online every other week. And then take on an important action related to the topic of that chapter in the following week.

This week we’ve posted chapter “M”, about maternity/paternity leave, online. To read that chapter, just go to:

http://www.momsrising.org/manifesto/chapter2

We’ve taken the unusual step, with our publisher’s blessing, of posting chapters online, to get the discussion going. Join us online. Read the chapter. Tell your maternity story. Hear others’ stories.

To discuss maternity and paternity leave issues with others, just go to:

http://www.momsrising.org/forum

By the way, the biggest surprise of the MomsRising launch has been how popular the Rosie with baby T-Shirt is. Check them out at:

http://www.goodstorm.com/stores/momsrising

We’ve already sold more than five hundred without even mentioning them in an email (and all proceeds go to the organization).

Thanks for everything,
Joan, Kristin, and Catherine

  1. Blogger ASH said:

    Hi Andrea,
    I am in your business class and wanted to say hi. I checked out your site- cute shirts! I like your biz card. I have two little kids (almost 2 and 3.5 years old) and will need a cool shirt I'm sure. I feel like we have a lot in common...politically, etc. If you want to check out my professional site or t-shirt site, I hope you still have my card. You can contact me at amy@ashdesign.net if you'd like the urls.

    I hope we get an opportunity to share ideas at some point, I am interested in pursuing my tees (very different from yours) and would love to hear any advice you may have, and I would be happy to give any graphic design/marketing expertise.
    See you in a few weeks,
    Amy

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