Not surprisingly, you are all amazing. I have been inundated in the best possible way with recipes and food planning tips since my recipe plea. I needed ideas for easy meals that produce a lot of food for leftovers or freezing. Boy did you deliver. Lo and behold, such recipes exist and I have you… Read More Recipe revelations: 8 ideas towards easy, plentiful eating
Mid December was a moving frenzy over here. Followed by some rest, relaxation, lethargy and snow during our trip home for Christmas. And now we’re moving in to the new house. Things are coming together. Slowly. As my friend M said the other day, 3 year olds are obstructionists. And being in the daily company… Read More Thoughts on moving house
I go through cycles as a parent when I feel unfettered and fabulous and others that leave me worried, ashamed and inept. The last few months have been the latter, and I’ve done what I usually do when I’m utterly baffled by raising my son–I place a minimum of 5 parenting books on hold at… Read More Read it: Tears and Tantrums
Dear Mom of the kid who my kid just hit, kicked, pushed, scratched or grabbed, I’m sorry. It is horrifying to watch my child hurt another. It’s like putting on by best outfit, going out and trying to be the good person I know I am and suddenly having a surprise third arm lurch out… Read More From the mom of a kid who hits
Head over to Get Born to read my latest post about how the Slow Mom movement not only churns out better children, but also saves the environment.
Step right up and head on over to Get Born for my latest post! Topics discussed include and are not limited to: yoga retreats, the word “escrow,” feeling numb to all feelings, Pretty White Kids With Problems and my love of hamburgers.
We had a tragic accident at our house recently. Train engineers the size of wine corks (where is my mind?!) tend to escape my 1st pass of throw-various-toys-into-various-boxes-so-I-can-walk-on-level-ground-in-my-own-home. So J’s esteemed engineer was marooned on our floor, only to be crunched under one of our giant feet. It was a grisly injury to be sure,… Read More Feminism, pronouns and arts and crafts
I don’t have a lot in me today. After a few weeks filled with video project deadlines, A. leaving town for a work trip, J’s 3rd birthday, friends in town, dance rehearsals for a street festival (more on my beloved dance class sometime), and then doula-ing for a radical momma over the course of her… Read More Why I’m tuckered out. And parenting lesson 287.
Well, fabulous readers, you definitely stepped up to my recent photographic challenge. Here are more regular, everyday, un-gussied-up moments from your lives. Thank you, thank you for sharing them. Laura Turbow shared these next three photos. She’s an honest mom who happens to also be an awesome photographer. If you’d like to see more revolutionary… Read More The revolution continues: more of your honest photos
Way back when, I posed this lament and request for good children’s picture books with girl and women main characters. Thanks to all of your amazing comments, I’ve had a hold-list a mile long at our library. We’ve been reading like fiends in these parts and have found some real stand-outs. Three books that stick… Read More Leading ladies in children’s picture books: Mrs. Armitage