When I was little (about 7) there was a show on the air, Blossom.
Then of course I grew up and the name Mayim Bialik sort of vanished from my memory, until that is one day when I was watching one of my all time favorite geektastic shows, the Big Bang Theory. I turned to my husband and said "why does she look so familiar?" In .02 seconds he had IMDBed the episode and scanning her name he said "Oh She was Blossom!" My jaw dropped. I felt like a little kid again. So reeling in my fangirlness, I enjoyed that first episode and enjoyed it even more when her new character Amy Farah Fowler became a recurring cast member.
Then last night an interview popped up on one of my AP Mom groups. I immediately was intrigued as to what Mayim Bialik had to do with Attachment Parenting. As it turns out- a lot! A whole lot! Mayim herself, like her character on TBBT, has a PHD in Neurobiology. I also did not know that. Yay Bio girls!!! (in case you are new to this blog I have a bio degree and am debating which area I would like to go for my PHD in someday. I am thinking Limnology.) Mayim also just wrote a book on AP. The book is available all over and is called "Beyond the Sling". I am so excited to read it. I since last night have spent a good chunk of time reading interviews with her, watching video posts of hers and basically learning all I can about this mother of two boys who raised them so far 100% AP.
So alas I find my fangirlness rising again, but this time for her achievements as a mother, a writer and a biologist and not just for making me laugh on Thursday nights. I would just love to somehow have her do an interview for the blog here.. but that is probably too high a dream. I do have to say though, as someone who long ago walked away from celebrities as anything to admire... must now retract that. I long ago admired one that now as an adult I not only admire but now see is a worthy face of Attachment Parenting to a world that often does not understand us.
Mayim Bialik if you ever read this I can't help it.. you are wonderful.
I started this blog 9 years ago. I knew I wanted to be a Green Mom. Now a decade later I have realized motherhood is much more. Am I still the Green Mommy? Yes, but our lives are much bigger than that and I want to write about more than that. So welcome to The New Green Mommy.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Mayim Bialik: A voice for Attachment Parents everywhere
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