Red Tent

Belly Cast by Mimis MuralsA Special thanks to Pier 1 Imports for your generous donations for our 2012 Red Tent decorations and Holiday Inn Perimeter for the     space and quality service.

VIP Ticket holders 2011 and 2012, for Preggatinis in The Red Tent,  is a special feature of our Bellies to Babies Event. Providing a private setting for food, fellowship and birth & parenting experiences with our special guests. 2012 Red Tent Guests Mayim Bialik, Ina May Gaskin, Henci Goer.

In 2011, 2012 actress Mayim Bialik, PhD aka “Blossom” now on T.V. show “The Big Bang Theory,” joined us in The Red Tent to share her most intimate birth and parenting stories.  Although last year only women participated, couples are welcome to join this part of the event as a Platinum Pass VIP ticket holder.

 

 

 

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Preggatinis: Mixology for the moms-to-be, was a hit with our moms and special guests as it will be again this year. Created by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, who is also the author of The Bubbly Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide is a mixology consultant; spirits and wine writer; and spokesperson for household-name beverage companies. We served her amazing lemonade tea drink that honors those with child and breastfeeding mothers by it’s sweet, medicinal, non-alcoholic properties and beauty.

New Moon Food, by Chef Catherine Moon Eckerson will be catering the Red Tent Lounge with their specialty Vegan Kosher food and desserts.  This is a real treat!  VIP ticket holders will have the chance to have lunch and intimate time with our special guests. Several lucky attendees will be chosen to share their birth stories with extra opportunities for book and photo signings as well as photographs with our special guests.

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Ever since Anita Diamant wrote her first novel, The Red Tent, many fans and followers have used the concept for special events related to pregnancy and birth.

2012 Red Tent Photos

Editorial Reviews

 

From Library Journal

Skillfully interweaving biblical tales with events and characters of her own invention, Diamant’s (Living a Jewish Life, HarperCollins, 1991) sweeping first novel re-creates the life of Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob, from her birth and happy childhood in Mesopotamia through her years in Canaan and death in Egypt. When Dinah reaches puberty and enters the Red Tent (the place women visit to give birth or have their monthly periods), her mother and Jacob’s three other wives initiate her into the religious and sexual practices of the tribe. Diamant sympathetically describes Dinah’s doomed relationship with Shalem, son of a ruler of Shechem, and his brutal death at the hands of her brothers. Following the events in Canaan, a pregnant Dinah travels to Egypt, where she becomes a noted midwife. Diamant has written a thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating portrait of a fascinating woman and the life she might have lived. Recommended for all public libraries.
-?Nancy Pearl, Washington Ctr. for the Book, Seattle
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.