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Janelle Hanchett

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Janelle Hanchett created the website "Renegade Mothering" in 2011 because she needed to know if the rest of the mothering world was crazy or she was. Writing after her kids went to bed and while she was supposed to be working, Janelle attracted an audience of hundreds of thousands of readers. She holds a BA in English from University of California at Davis and an MA in English literature from Sacramento State. She lives in northern California with her four children and husband, Mac, who thinks "getting dressed up" means shaving his forearm tattoo. ...more

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“If you’re sitting in the living room but want to be in the kitchen, the first thing you have to do is realize you’re in the fucking living room.” Oh God, I thought. Good News Jack is speaking in metaphor again. I nodded, following the concept thus far. “Otherwise,” he said, “you’ll never know to get up and walk into the kitchen.” I stared at him with my mouth open. We can’t get someplace new until we’re honest about where we are.”
Janelle Hanchett, I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering

“I would look around at the disorder of my life, the chaos and ambiguity—emptiness and servitude alongside exquisite beauty—and I’d think, Somebody else must feel this way too. Because I knew I was grateful. I knew I was so happy to be here I sometimes felt the hand of God himself had spread across my broken shoulders. And yet, maybe I hate motherhood.”
Janelle Hanchett, I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering

“There's no power in being angry over the past. You weren't responsible for what happened, but you're responsible for what you do with it now.”
Janelle Hanchett, I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering

“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
Oscar Wilde

“Given the fluid, ever-changing nature of thought and therefore of meaning, the best approach is to believe whatever you believe but hold it lightly. We need a certain structure of belief to function and orient in the world. But we don't need a final belief or formula for how something works or what something means. You can play with beliefs and meanings and see what effect they have. If a belief is working—great. And if a belief isn't working—great, because then you can change it.”
Nirmala, That Is That: Essays About True Nature

“What matters is the real you. You can become more curious about this real you than you are about the false ghosts of identity. What is the real you made of? What is it like? What does it want? What can it do? These are rich and meaningful questions to explore, but remember that the real answers aren't found in your ideas about yourself, but only in the simple sense that you exist.”
Nirmala, That Is That: Essays About True Nature

“He has no time to be anything but a machine. How”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. Self-emancipation”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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