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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mirkarimi's 'Baby Mama' Launches Mother of All Blogs

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM

SF Weekly's proud Baby Mama of the Year now has a blog

Eliana Lopez, the Venezuelan soap star who gave birth to a son this year with Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, launched a Spanish-language blog this month about motherhood named maminatural.  Its glamorous tagline: "Being a woman, being a mother, being natural,"

With 18 followers so far, Lopez spins out advice for new moms and natural birth, and includes some sassy photos of herself pregnant as well as of Mirkarimi in his early forays into fatherhood. (Cheese/heartstring alert for the pic of Mirkarimi smiling up at Baby Theo in a redwood grove.) 

Naturally, we're partial to the post in which she announces she won "Best Baby Mama" in SF Weekly's 2009 Best of San Francisco issue. Here's what she had to say:

"The newspaper San Francisco Weekly named me the best new mom of 2009. I think that they were captivated by the photos that Franca Franchi took of me pregnant, and that's why they picked me. :-)"

She gives a shout-out to San Francisco, her new hometown: "....I live in a beautiful and vanguardist city where a million interesting things are happening at the same time." Lopez digs the healthy atmosphere of the city: the bicycle culture, the respect for pedestrians, the smoking ban in restaurants, and, yes, how plastic bags are banned at supermarkets. (She leaves out the fact that Baby Daddy Mirkarimi fathered that last movement.)

Lopez also plugs having a natural birth (we believe that is Mirkarimi himself helping her into the birthing tub) and plugs Mirkarimi as something akin to the Patron Saint of Fatherhood.

"My man became the co-pilot of this flight," Lopez writes. "He could see the fragile physical and emotional state that we mothers are in after giving birth. He understood that someone should support me so that I can support the baby, that he should protect me from criticism, nourish me and take care of me so that I can take care of and nourish our baby."

Mirkarimi is not yet signed up as a follower of the blog. Get on it, Ross! You're the co-pilot of this flight! But it makes us wonder: Habla espanol el supervisor Mirkarimi?

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