Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Paige La Grone Babcock AKA Ms. Booty Homemaker is a writer and communitarian engaged in the Apron-string Revolution where peace begins at home. Her return to the pink collar world after a year tending hearth and raising baby is as public Joy Warrior and work-at-home-mama. Outreach coordinator and community organizer for the exuberant movement Mothers Acting Up, Paige puts to work her writing, teaching and theatre background crafting community. She hosts a schedule of playgroups and potluck socials & salons, and makes regular visits (child on hip) to the offices of her state and local elected officials advocating for MAU's Mother Agenda. Paige organized Nashville's 1st and 2nd Annual Mother's Day Peace Parade and has developed the workshop MAU Now: the Joy of Activism, a template for helping far-flung MAU mavens and other community leaders share adapted versions of the recipe in their own home communities. Paige also answers to Wife and Mommy, mixing it up with activism, art and domestic anarchy. She is a (slightly lapsed) voracious reader, messy gardener and a joyful cook / chowhound. She lives in a cozy urban cottage in East Nashville with her Beloved Mister, their curly headed toddler Ziggy, and rescue cats and dog. She loves them all wildly and with abandon, and dreams of raising chickens in the country.
A portrait in the 2007 Mothers Acting Up Handbook & Engagement Calendar, Paige will be selling this year's model at her second Mamamade, along with homespun aprons and Nashville MAU tees, all for the benefit of MAU, which exists as a national non- profit & non-partisan mother-led, mother-fed movement of mothers (and others) to passionately and publicly advocate for the world's children (including the ones right here in Nashville). One of Nashville MAU's most joyful moments this year was taking the lead in helping the Nashville Public Library and its stellar Main Branch children's programming salvage its entire proposed budget cut from Metro Government's chopping block. Paige and her family are HUGE fans of books and public libraries in general and of the Professor, Mary Mary, and Library Pete in particular.
Paige is available to facilitate discussion, lead workshops and speak about MAU, mother activism and raising socially conscious children in a changing culture at your home gathering, church or knitting group or national conference. She can be contacted at paige at mothersactingup dot org.

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