While we are no longer publishing new posts on Offbeat Families, the site and community will live on. Here's how…
This is Offbeat Families's archive of Site news posts.
Site announcements, news, and other administrativey stuff.
After months of deliberation and many hours of behind-the-scenes technical lever-pulling, button-pressing, server re-configuring, and graphic redesigning, we are officially relaunched under our new name: OFFBEAT FAMILIES!
This shift to our new name should NOT have any technical impact on readers, regardless of how you follow our posts…
ere it is: Thanksgiving in the US, and time to hop on the Love Train Express and pull into Appreciation Station. We try to remain grateful and appreciative of the Offbeat Empire's readers every day in every way, but on Thanksgiving we all wanted to try to find the way to articulate just how thankful we are for every single one of you.
In May 2012 we had our first unofficial "Birth Week" on Offbeat Mama — I ran three to four birth stories on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Since it's been a few months I thought it'd be fun to do again, so September 10-14 2012 is going to be our SECOND Birth Week.
As we told you about a month ago, Ariel and I are taking our families to Beloved Festival in Oregon. We'll be leading a workshop on August 10, 2012, about dealing with judgement as parents — how we all find ourselves judging from time to time, and what we can do to effectively work through that feeling. Beloved's sold out, but we have a special code you can use to snag last-minute tickets!
Now that my family and I have conquered Bonnaroo together, we're going to Beloved Festival — and Ariel and her family are coming with! The two of us will be presenting a workshop called "Growing past judgey-ness: learning from and moving past parenting judgementalness."
Keep reading to learn more about Beloved and the Offbeat Mama workshop…
Given the heated conversation on a recent post, we thought now would be a good time to collectively review Offbeat Mama's mission and values. They've been posted on our About page since we launched in September 2009, but I'm not sure many people read them. These values guide everything we publish on the site, as well as how we treat comment threads.
If you're going to read this site, you should be familiar with our values — so let's read them together now.
Yesterday I broke down the basic demographic information from the 2011 Reader Survey, and today we're getting into the nitty-gritty: talking about what you love about the site, changes you think might be cool, and bouncing around ideas about how we can make offbeat parent meet-ups happen.