Living naturally, most of the time.

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

Good things coming (from the ground up)


I may have had to pay someone to help me plant my garden, but the good news is that it actually happened, and things are growing. Maybe a little late, but they’re growing. Sometimes you have to throw... Read More

Failure to thrive in motherhood


The moment I realized I could no longer handle teaching high school, I was sitting in a Teaching for Change-organized class with Enid Lee, one of the authors of Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide... Read More

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