Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mayim Bialik "Blossoms" into My Kind of Woman

In the early 90s, Mayim Bialik was the teen icon of the show "Blossom", wherein she lived with her two brothers and spent time with her best friend, Six.

I must admit that although I've heard of the show, I never saw it, mostly in part to strict parents and a strong preference for books over television.

But it seems that Mayim, who took 15 years off after the show to earn a Doctorate and start her family, grew into my kind of woman - a homebirthing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, anti-vaxing, ec-ing, baby-wearing, homeschooling, more-than-just-a-little-crunchy mom.

You can check out a recent interview with her here:

I wish there had been more time for her to discuss her choices and why she and her husband made them. It really makes a powerful statement on the mainstream when public figures share their "unconventional view" about parenting and birth.

If only this would happen more often, eventually the tide could shift to make the current mainstream the unconventional ones.


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