Guest Writer: Social Justice Mommy (SJM) is a regular blogger. When she is not writing for this blog, Heather Setka, is an editor and freelance writer and single mom raising a five year old daughter.
Where There's Smoke, There's Ire
Sometimes in my quest to raise the perfect socially conscious child, I fail. Read more »
I've started dating Someone. He's significant enough to warrant a capital S and a place in my writing. So I've told my daughter about him. Read more »
My daughter loves nature and science books. I’m a writer, so this perplexes me.
There is a vast world of children’s literature that I, as a reader, would much rather explore than learn about the mating habits of orcas, the many varieties of house cats or the unique properties of volcanic lava.
I volunteer at my daughter’s school. Sometimes when I’m sharpening pencils or making sock puppets, I wonder if this is really how I’m meant to change the world. Then I picture the mayhem of 30+ Kindergarteners trying to sharpen their pencils at once, and my work feels purposeful, meaningful. Call it the butterfly effect. Read more »
My daughter has a strange attachment to things. It startles me whenever it rears its adorable (nothing she does is ugly) head.
Since my daughter was born, we’ve been both the recipients and givers of many clothes to and from many different homes. It’s a karma-based system whereby you may not be giving hand-me-downs to the same family you get them from.
Blog post from Social Justice Mommy (SJM) - Heather Setka
I'm in Costa Rica right now visiting my sister. She moved here in early 2009, and it's the first time we've seen each other since she left. I thought it would be a crazy adventure, reliving our wild days. Read more »
I recently read an opinion piece in a trendy, hipster (more than a little elitist) publication about how irresponsible it is to have children. The article made an excellent case for the ecological havoc that children wreak on the environment. Babies bring diapers, cribs, bottles and a whole slew of other crap when they come into this world. Read more »