This week has been a strange week. Mid week I had a sort of seizure of sadness that had such a tug I really couldn’t resist it. You see, about two weeks ago I quit drinking caffeine. Caffeine and I have had a rocky relationship. It’s clearly not good for me and I don’t mean […]

Birth & Mothering, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

September 28, 2013

Inner Peace and the Wisdom of the Pause :: what I learned from French parenting

Fall is coming, the season of dying leaves and of the ancestors. Everything is winding down and moving inward. As we shift into this contraction of the seasons, there is also a move inside. We start moving inside the classroom, inside the house, inside the body. It is a time of connection and community, but […]

Birth & Mothering

August 9, 2013

10 Steps Towards Getting the Break You Need, Tired Mama, Without Relying on TV

It is neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together that go into the making of genius. Love, love, love. That is the soul of genius. ~ Mozart I recently wrote a post called Trust Love where I made a vow to never judge a woman’s birth, or tell her to Trust […]

Birth & Mothering, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

February 14, 2012

Natural Oxytocin, or 10 Kinds of LOVE for Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum

I hear it all the time: Birth is Safe. Trust Birth. As a Birth Keeper, this slogan kept me from stepping out on my own. I thought I had to wait until I could guarantee safety in birth. As a mother, it stirred a sense of guilt. You see, when I went into labor something […]

Birth & Mothering, featured, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

May 8, 2011

Trust Love

Just like you would feed yourself and your family foods that truly nourish and sustain them, so too you can feed you precious newborn, infant, or toddler hand crafted real food. If you want, or need, to supplement your breastmilk (a little or completely) this homemade baby formula is an excellent, well researched, and far […]

Birth & Mothering, Food and Farming, Nutrition & Detoxification

April 13, 2011

Homemade Baby “Formula”

How do I find the time to cook like an old-time mama? I mean, it takes weeks to ferment a crock of sauerkraut, and I have to get breakfast ready a whole frickin day in advance?! Are you kidding? How can any real live mama DOooo that? If I start I won’t have time for […]

Birth & Mothering

October 8, 2010

How do I find the time?

There you are in the car . . . Grandma has passed away and you are on your way to her house to gather with family, wash her body, prepare her for vigil. Your 5 year old asks you: How did grandma die? You think back to last week’s post. You have a few immediate […]

Birth & Mothering, DIY Death, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

August 9, 2010

How do I talk to my children about death? part 2

Q: How do I talk to my kids about death? I mean how do I even talk to myself about death – especially in front of others? What if I hurt my children by talking about death? or curse them, or frighten them? A: We finally left the Humane Society with a god, I mean, […]

Birth & Mothering, DIY Death, knowledge is a single point which the ignorant have multiplied - Hadith, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

April 25, 2010

How do I talk to my children about death?

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