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MIRCI and Demeter Press in the News


Mega conference tackles motherhood issues, struggles, changes, June 19, 2013

Bringing baby to work: Kids in workplace spark debate, National Post, March 7, 2012

The Richer Sex, Macleans, March 12, 2012

Don’t call me ‘mom’ (unless you’re my kid), The Globe and Mail, Katrina Onstad, January 2012

Motherhood after 40: Ethical debate rages over how old is too old to become a mother,, January 2102

The Mother of All Presses, Cahoots Magazine

Maven of motherhood research wins Sarah Shorten Award, YFile, January 27, 2011

York Professor Receives National Award, CAUT Bulletin, January 2011

Feminomics: calculating the value of 'women's work', Toronto Star, October 30, 2010

New Directions in Motherhood Studies, Signs, Vol. 36, No. 4, Summer 2011

From Roman times to today, covered in one mother of a book, YFile, June 2, 2010

The Woman Who Put Mothering Studies On The Map,, May 7, 2010

The Growing Motherhood Movement: When Parents Get Political,, May 7, 2010

What motherhood means and why it matters,, May 5, 2010

Blog Posts Featuring MIRCI/Demeter Press:

Do you like to write, publish, read, or talk about mothering issues?, PhD in Parenting, December 5, 2011

Matricentic Feminism: Feminism That Prioritizes The Needs Of Mothers,, June 2011

Raising My Boychick
Conference on Motherhood Activism, Advocacy, Agency: Day One
Further conference thoughts, and some Big Questions

PhD In Parenting
Motherhood Activism, Advocacy, Agency
Are you too invested in parenting highs?


Recent media coverage regarding the closing of ARM:

Save First Int’l Feminist Org for Moms!, Ms. Blog, March 7, 2010

CBC radio covered the story on their hourly news show on March 5th, 2010.


Report on the Fall 2009 MotherWorld conference.

Mothering & Poverty theme of latest issue of motherhood journal, YFile, February 4, 2010

New book revisits maternal thinking as a concept, YFile, January 18, 2010

Mommyblogging is a way for moms to share the good, bad and ugly, YFile, October 26, 2009

U50 conference to look at mothering and the environment, YFile, October 15, 2009

Cyberhood is Powerful: The maternal impulse turns political when you mix moms, feminism and the blogosphere
By Kara Jesella, Ms. Magazine, Summer 2009

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Mothers Gone Mad conference YouTube Video

Mothers Gone Mad conference in New York looks at oppression and resistance, YFile, April 15, 2009

International Mothers Network holds virtual launch, YFile, March 5, 2009

Upcoming book will explore Sarah Palin's impact on women and mothering, YFile, November 25, 2008

Prof. Andrea O'Reilly looks at how feminists are challenging motherhood norms, YFile, November 21, 2008

York's Association for Research on Mothering speaker series on tonight, YFile, November 18, 2008

International Mothers Network springs from York's ARM conference, YFile, November 17, 2008

How can teens be good parents? Your Voice, Tuesday October 28 at Repeated Sunday Nov 2 at 6 pm on TVO

ARM Conference coverage on Mamapalooza and YouTube

Moms vs. Dads: Overlapping Toronto parenting conferences agree on little, Craig Offman, National Post, October 25, 2008

ARM hosts first summit on international motherhood movement, YFile, October 20, 2008

Motherhood conference tackles militarism and violence, YFile, October 15, 2008

Oft-published professor rides Third Wave with first book,, October 15, 2008

A Motherhood Movement for the 21st Century by Joy Rose, Women's Media Center, October 14, 2008

York prof receives a Lillian Robinson scholarship, YFile, September 25, 2008

Demeter Press & ARM Review, Cahoots Magazine, June 2008

Empowered mothers change the world, Times & Transcript, May 8, 2008

Pilot projects geared to 'demonized' young moms, The North York Mirror, May 8, 2008

Motherhood comes naturally, mothering doesn’t, The Chronicle Herald, May 7, 2008

Demeter Press launches collection of poems about motherhood and mothering, Y-File, Nov 9, 2007

"Exploring the many angles of motherhood; Conference deals with maternal health, activism and well-being", The Toronto Star, October 18, 2007

Motherlode, November 4, 2006 Ottawa Citizen article
Republished online by permission of the Ottawa Citizen

“The motherlode: an interdisciplinary mothering conference” Oct 25/06, Yfile

“Hit the Motherlode,” Oct 2006, The Toronto Star / Blogs. Because I Said So

"Doting or hip, mothers face tough expectations", Oct.28/06, National Post

“When Bad is Hip: Thoughts from The Motherlode Conference,” Nov 14, 2006,

“The ARM conference, part one,” Nov 2006,

Notes from the Motherlode conference, Nov 06, Mothers Movement Online

“Mothers on stilts and then some,” Oct 30, 2006, Been There

Mother Outlaws group discussion, June 2006, Feminist Moms blogspot

Ninth Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Mothering, Nov 2005, Mothers Movement online

Looking at mothers on the margins of society, Ylife-October 11, 2005

“York hosts first international conference on caregiving,” York Media, May 5, 2006

Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Mothering, Nov 2004, Mothers Movement online

‘Fierce Mother’ vs. global injustice, Nov 23, 2003, Catholic New Times

Christine Peets Mothers and Sons, Reprinted from ARM Journal Volume 2, Number 1 “Mothers and Sons” with generous permission from Christine Peets and Herizons Magazine (
*An edited version of this article first appeared in Herizons, Summer 1999 issue.



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