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Mental Health Blog Day


Today, before I remembered it was Mental Health Blog Day, I responded to two posts about depression in two different Facebook groups. In one, someone I don’t know was asking about natural remedies for... Read More

5 Things I wished I’d know before my c-section (and VBAC)


Today is the last day of Cesarean Awareness Month, something I would not have expected would apply to me when I first got pregnant a little more than 10 years ago. But it does. After my 2006 c-section, I went... Read More

Lukewarm on/in spring


Dear Spring, This is difficult to say, but I’m no longer sure that I love you. We’ve had some amazing times together, I know. And I have always loved your greeny-gold and that feeling of newness... Read More

Family legacy ambivalence


Welcome to the April 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family History This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our... Read More

Our days, these days


Welcome to the March 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Day in the Life This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month... Read More

Why clean air matters to my family


After I’d attended the summer Moms Clean Air Force play-ins and had learned more about the organization‘s important work, I was honored to be invited me to speak at the Virginia Mama Summit¬†at the... Read More

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