First: [great article] Came across this article on Improving Birth, and think it's a great place to start if you're interested. Second: Looking back on posts, I realize I've never posted Olive's birth story. How could this be! (Insert time-travel story-telling sounds here. You know the ones...) Olive was born on a Tuesday. Though, birth … Continue reading How we decided on a birth center.
It's taken three years to finally get my garden groove. Now that we are in our new house, and likely not going anywhere for at least TEN YEARS, I can plan my scheme to "save money and be healthy" by growing some of our own produce because it's just dirt, stupid. (That's what I tell … Continue reading It’s just dirt, stupid.
After a week-long bought with The Worst Sore Throat Imaginable That Wasn't An Infection, I started feeling some ear pain yesterday. This scared me a bit, since the last time I felt it, I ended up with a ruptured ear drum. Went home, minced garlic and let it sit in some olive oil. While P … Continue reading Excuse me while I smell like garlic.
Because: Attachment Parenting: The baby-wearing and whatnot was totally contrary to everything they've known. At some point in Olive's early months, I heard various things from different family members from You'll spoil her from carrying her all the time to You'll never get her to sleep in her own bed. When I first read info … Continue reading My new “normal” or Why I’m a hippie to my parents
Dudes. It's that time of year. (Really, it's always that time of year, but this is when the light shines brightly on this subject.) As we prepare our lists of things to buy, sweets to bake, meals to plan, please consider how you can give to someone else. There are so many things that come … Continue reading Scary Mommy’s Thanksgiving Project
Growing up, I never considered that my cousins were considered food insecure. I didn't realize that the fruits and vegetables outside their house were there not because they liked to grow them, but because they needed them. To us as kids, it was fun to eat a raw tomato, or a guava, while running and … Continue reading Fighting Hunger, One garden at a time – Moms Fighting Hunger
My dearest sunshine, A terrible, terrible thing happened yesterday. A young man walked into a school in Connecticut and for reasons unknown, opened fire. Many people died. Most were kids. Kids. You are a kid. My stomach felt like it had hot rocks in it. It took all my self control not to leave work, … Continue reading A letter to my daughter.