Today I’m pleased to have a guest post from The Motherhood Muse. The mission of this digital literary magazine is to encourage mother writers to rediscover and reconnect with nature through their bodies, minds, and souls. After a recent trip to Texas where I had the chance to witness my boys loving and interacting with nature by riding bikes in the mud, feeding cows, petting deer and watching a turtle float along in a lake, I’m convinced that we need to get outside even more than we do. The pace, the peace and the purpose in nature needs to be an important part of my boys’ experience and of mine.
Read on for more thoughts (and Tweets) on mothers and nature gathered by Kimberly from The Motherhood Muse. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a free subscription to this wonderful publication! A winner will be randomly selected and posted tomorrow.
Tweets and Stumbles in Mother Nature
If you came here today to learn about the musical tweets of birds or the embarrassing stumbles in motherhood, I’m sorry to disappoint you! But instead we have the unusual, fascinating, humorous, and eye-catching moments of Mother Nature tweeted on Twitter and stumbled upon on Stumble Upon. The Motherhood Muse Literary Magazine is a digital, green magazine that features writing on motherhood, nature, children, culture and more. Being digital, we find the tweets of others on the topic of Mother Nature fascinating and the stumble upon sites educational. Mothers and writers alike may find the following ten Tweets and Stumbles inspirational for stepping out in nature tomorrow.
We hope you’ll enjoy the tweets and stumbles below that relate to The Motherhood Muse Literary Magazine. Please leave a comment for a chance to win a free subscription to the 2010 issues of our magazine! Feel free to add your own favorite Tweet or Stumble on Mother Nature in the comments!
1.The hip new word: FEMIVORISM
No. It’s not a group of people set out to eat feminists. Chicks raising chicks by Baby_Mom tweeted about these moms who embrace a domestic life that is green and feminist-approved. Like California women raising chickens in their backyard to put local food on their children’s plates. If only Home Owners Associations would recognize how femivorism reduces our carbon footprint and promotes sustainability.
2. Mother Nature’s Garden: In the wild woods of suburbia writes Garden Kim as tweeted by KDWALLS
Looking for ideas on “mixing up a new space” or ruminating about the metaphorical garden of your life? Every spring we find meaning in the blossoms and new leaves. Our second issue, Secret Gardens, is just one of many literary sources on motherhood and gardens. Garden Kim explores this in her blog http://gardenkim.blogspot.com/2010/04/mother-natures-garden.html .
3. Mother Nature: The Giant
“With a huff and a puff, mother nature grounded the global economy—and pointed up the need to fix our fragile system.” Twitter and Digg couldn’t get enough of this, but Europe sure did.
5. Mother Nature is an inspiration for all writers… Tweeted caitlinwastaken @ajohnwilson “I think that if it weren’t raining outside, the writing would never have taken place. Mother Nature appreciates my deadlines.”
6. The Navi people in Avatar certainly never stumbled, but Stumble Upon has us seeing Avatar and Mother Nature from the perspective of natural planning of urban areas. Check this out for more fertile imagination.
7. I stumbled upon The Mothers Movement Online that showcased Maternal Magic in Harry Potter. I never thought about it in that way, but find the idea of being a magical mother fascinating. Now if only I could get my 10-month-old to sleep through the night…
8.Stumbling some more and I find Gaiam Life and 5 Eco-friendly Kids’ Activities: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/5-EcoFriendly-Kids-Activities.html
9. Rain or Shine Let’s Get Them Outdoors is the Tweeted message from parents in rainy states these days. Check out Greenopia for 10 ways!
10. Moms and Babies in Nature is a visual display of Mother Nature in action. My 3-year-old loved this last stumble of mine the best. http://www.dirjournal.com/info/one-on-one-with-nature-moms-and-babies/2/