Tag Archives: Motherhood

Wangari Maathai, in her own words – Freedom turns a corner: Part 4

Mothers in war Continuing from the previous excerpt of Wangari Maathai’s autobiography, Unbowed: One woman’s story, the mothers wait for their sons. But as they continue their peaceful and contained vigil, the government does not leave them alone. So, the unarmed … Continue reading

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Wangari Maathai, in her own words – Freedom turns a corner: Part 3

Mothers petition, pray and fast; and the birthing, naming and living spirit of Freedom Corner The adapted excerpt below from Wangari Maathai’s autobiography, Unbowed: One woman’s story (buy the book), tells of how a slice of Uhuru Park – Freedom Corner – came to … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day 2013

https://twitter.com/bettymurungi/status/333503700448452608 The month of May – Mama, Mother, Mummy, Mum While every day is indeed a day to honour our mothers (as in Betty Murungi’s tweet above), on Mothers’ Day, we do it collectively, and perhaps more formally, in the various … Continue reading

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Breast milk substitutes: What’s the real story?

Too much ado about 3%, given that… “…97% of children are breastfed and only three per cent of children less than three years receive commercially produced infant formula.” – Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2008–2009, as cited in this Daily Nation story It would … Continue reading

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The dark side of motherhood

Today, May 10, is Mothers Day in the corner of the planet where I am at this time (Mexico). The rest of the world will observe this day on other days. Never mind the day, it’s the spirit that counts. There … Continue reading

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