Living naturally, most of the time.

End of summer, with grief and relief

As summer 2015 draws to a close, I am filled alternately with grief and with relief. Now, it’s pretty typical for me to flip-flop from one extreme to another in my emotions in the space of about two... Read More

Modeling moderation when mama abstains

As a woman whose health can’t support her drinking any alcohol, I feel pretty out of the mainstream with all the funny jokes out there about needing a drink. I can’t even tolerate decaf coffee... Read More

Spring Break at The Crayola Experience

The Crayola Experience in Easton, Pennsylvania is a wonderfully fun and creative spot to spend the day, or more! We’ve been for the past two years during Spring Break, and when a friend asked for... Read More

My BlogU

It was after Mother’s Day passed with nary an acknowledgement — other than my daughter adding me to her dad’s birthday card and saying, “We should do something for you for... Read More

To me, with love

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

Circling back, or life as Spirograph

As the BlogU conference drew nearer, I began to feel more and more excited but less and less prepared. There was a huge attendee Facebook group I failed to figure out until about a week before. What rock had... Read More

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