Hip Mama needs YOU and YOU need Hip Mama…just saying….

The new issue is here!
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Do you ever sit in doctors’ offices and see parenting magazines and think who the hell writes articles about $300 strollers?! And who the hell buys them?! Do you get called to the principal’s office because your kid exhibited critical thinking skills and the administration went crazy? Does your kid wanna go to school dressed as David Bowie circa Diamond Dogs but that’s just not gonna cut it and you aren’t sure whether you should support his efforts or warn him about bullies?! Is your parenthood not just about buying things and living in constant competition? Then, um we are for you.

I love Hip Mama. The magazine totally saved me. I live in a small rural mountain community in the Sierra Mountains. It’s the part of California where people sing a long to Tim McGraw songs and only five people in the county own a Prius and though half the county receives some sort of government assistance, it’s those same focus voting against their best interests. Why do I live here? Well, it’s freaking beautiful and everyone knows who my kids are and who they belong to and this is the place where kids still play outside instead of being glued to screens…and you know there’s always an apocalypse to consider… BUT ENOUGH ABOUT my family. Hip Mama made it okay to live here because even if they give me weird looks at the 4-H meetings I know that there’s an abundance of articles waiting for me that help me feel not so alone in my parenting weirdness.

So hey! Get a subscription already! Support the campaign to fund the printing of this fine magazine in 2015. You can take Hip Mama with you! I’ve left copies at doctors offices for the next bored mom who wants to take a lighter to that People magazine there. And Hip Mama isn’t just about having babies. Hip Mama takes you all the way through the parenting life. All the way to OMG I caught my tween doing what?! College and beyond. Seriously there’s some award-winning damn fine writing in this magazine and you are totally missing out. Not a mom? Support us anyhow and get that subscription for your local library.

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About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).
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