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Activist, educator, mother: spin the dial


What words would you use to describe yourself? How do those words change when you become a parent? What do your choices look like with the glasses of parenthood on? This week I felt like some of my many... Read More

What I wish for my daughter on her fourth birthday


My daughter is about to turn four. Her grandparents are asking what they can get for her. The question has made me feel hollow and heavy at the same time.   I don’t feel like I can give her the things I... Read More

Pulling the plug on BlogHer14


It is with an ache in my gut — literally — that I have to come to terms with the fact that I am not going to BlogHer ’14. I had to believe the trip was possible when I bought the ticket.... Read More

Conviction and compromise on the road


Welcome to the July 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family Vacation This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our... Read More

To BlogHer, or not to BlogHer


I’d already lost count of which snow day it was when I bought a registration ticket for BlogHer ’14 in San Jose, California, the annual blogging conference’s 10th anniversary year. There had been so... Read More

What helps me feel un-depressed


Spring has been a rough season around here, with cloudy attitudes despite sunny days. I’ve written a lot complaining about stuff in long, meandering posts like “Failure to thrive in... Read More

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