Category Archives: struggles

Real Life Kitchen

With all the beautiful pictures on the internet of people’s homes and familes you may feel like you are living a life of mess and disorder that no other household is experiencing. I’m gonna tell you right now: it’s all … Continue reading

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Mothering

For me mothering means being responsible every moment of every day. Holding it down non-stop. ¬†As a full time mom I started bearing this responsibility a month before I conceived my daughter and have continued to bear it every day … Continue reading

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Hope For The Future

Folks these days are feeling apprehensive about what our future may hold. I find my hope here, among the plants and the people who love the Earth. So long as there are people living, treating the Earth with kindness, respect … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving vs Harvest Festival

Hi Friends, As we assess our own traditions it is important that we carry on only what feels in line with our values. My top value is living in Harmony with the Earth. I also highly value respecting all living … Continue reading

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Spunky

Our chicken Spunky died last night. She became very ill and I had to make my first farmer like decision regarding a chicken. I know I made the right choice because despite all our best efforts, it became clear that … Continue reading

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The Balance

I try to be laid back about things we encounter when hanging out with people. Some sugary food gets offered, ok. A gift gets given that’s not my favorite, ok. I can always donate extra toys to goodwill and explain … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Child

I share a bed with my husband and our toddler. Last night she slept until 5, when I woke, then she fell back to sleep. Nights like this give me vitality for my early wakings and the day that follows. … Continue reading

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