I Do This Sh*t To Myself.

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Do I sound like a broken record when I talk about my anxiety? It feels that way, and that in itself makes me even more anxious. I go through periods of feeling like I want to hide it all away and pretend that I am totally fine. I want to appear cool as though nothing in the world can shake me. I take on tasks that would make a “normal” person nervous and I feign confidence in my ability to succeed at them. But then,...

About Gina

Gina
Gina Crosley-Corcoran - writer, doula, childbirth educator, activist, and mother of 3 littles. Used to play in a famous rock band. Now earning a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health.
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How I Taught My Kids About Money on Vacation

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… or at least how I TRIED to teach them about money. My all-time biggest parenting pet peeve is my children acting entitled and whiny when they don’t get every little thing their heart desires. While I thank goodness that my children will never experience true poverty, I also worry that their lack of experience prevents them from appreciating what...

I’m Home From Vacation, But I’m Not…

I was only slightly embarrassed by my chunky white thighs.

For the second year in a row, we took the kids to stay in a cabin just outside the Smoky Mountain National Park. My (Cherokee) grandmother is from that area and we had family there so we went there allllllll the time when I was a kid. I took HH there when we first got married and now we get...

$30 Advance TFB Retreat Registration is UP and Halfway Sold Out!!!

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The Retreat venue is booked! We’re on our way to the FIRST EVER Feminist Breeder Retreat in September of 2015. The venue space is limited and we have to have the deposit down ASAP, so we are asking people to hold their spot at the retreat for $30. Just that bit of money guarantees you a spot at this exciting...

The Week that SCOTUS Broke My Heart…

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When I woke up this morning, I was planning to write a post about my valiant attempts to teach my kids about money this summer break. I have so many conflicted feelings about my children’s sense of entitlement. I grew up poor and I never want them to feel the sting of going without lunch or being jealous that your...

Coming Fall of 2015: The First Ever Feminist Breeder Retreat!

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People have been asking me for years to have some sort of feminist breeder conference or get together and I’ve always thought it sounded like a fun idea. But it also sounded incredibly expensive, time-consuming to plan, and a nightmare to coordinate. BUT, I’m graduating next Spring and I’ll have more time on my hands in 10 months, so I...

If I Hear One More Pro-Choice Feminist Put Down that Birthing Reality Show…

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My head might really explode. For the past couple of weeks, every news outlet in the world has been commenting on a new Lifetime TV show called “Born in the Wild” which follows women who’ve chosen to birth on their own in nature without traditional birth attendants. Most of these outlets haven’t been commenting on the production style, the cast...

I Just Want to Be the First Phone Call From Prison.

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Being away from my children gave me plenty of time to think about motherhood in the abstract. When you’re deep in the parenting foxhole, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the details. The daily grind leaves little mental energy for considering the big picture. One can only tell a small person to “Stop jumping on the couch!” or “Stop hitting...