I haven’t posted much in awhile. I could blame it on being a single mother but that is only partly true. It would be more accurate to say I’ve been going through some bullshit for the better part of the last several years and my desire to share my personal journey through these shadowy times was just not there. So … More Little Red Crashes Tea Party in Wonderland
Look at this beautiful girl. She just came in and gave me this Christmas present. I was busy on my computer, not noticing what she was doing in the next room for the past 20 minutes. She proudly came in to show me this. A Christmas present? It’s not even Halloween yet. “I know.” She … More Yes, yes I do. Very much.
I decided, with all my talk about the divine feminine in the past year, and asking people in my life why they did not notice and/or heed the wisdom of the feminine or recognize its value or worth….that I would dedicate the next year at least to specifically reading books written by women, and brush … More Listen to the Ladies
So, I stumbled across this very articulate article, which pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject of daycare/preschool (really, any school). This, as I am researching preschool for Maya: Here is another take on the lessons our day care center child may absorb: Her learning and play, her growth and development, need to be … More Outsourcing the Family
There was a time when I was in serious need of rescuing. Holy smokes, did I. Drowning in a sea of overwhelm from being a new business owner, I was collapsing from burnout and paralyzed with indecision. To say I felt crushed under the burden of responsibility and demands for my time and attention is … More The Story I Haven’t Told
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Not you. Not me. We. All of us. Together. At once. There is you. And me. And they. Those people. Whoever, THEY are! Mirrors. Reflections. Shadows. Children. Hurt. Yearning. All of us. Broken. Wounded. Lost and sleeping, some. Curious and seeking, … More We.
Photos by Julie Norris, Oct 31, 2011 Halloween, posted with vodpod Talked to my mom tonight and told her how much I appreciated all the effort she put into the holidays. Feels good to have pulled off a (partly) homemade costume (thanks Yuki for the inspiration!) and have a sweetly glowing jack o’lantern on the … More Happy Halloween
Dude, hand me lemons, and I will wave my magic wand over them and make you not just any lemonade, but Rose Lemongrass Lemonade with fresh lemongrass from Yuki’s front yard. I can do equally amazing things with watermelon and holy basil. And that, folks is how I managed to turn a brief stint with homelessness … More When Life Hands You a Lemon, Make Rose Lemongrass Lemonade
“Here is how to make a child bored: first and foremost, keep him indoors so that the infinitude of nature, its endless variation and chaotic messiness is replaced by a finite, orderly, predictable realm. Second, through television and video games, habituate him to intense stimuli so that everything else seems boring by comparison. Third, eliminate … More How to Bore the Children by Charles Eisenstein
The kiss at minute seven is more than I can take. The love between this couple has a radius so big, you can’t help but fall in love. I am so happy that folks are brave enough to share these amazing images with the world so we can all see the beauty of birth. I … More Beautiful VBAC Homebirth Video