Category Archives: struggles

Letting Go

River Rain has been taking more control of her bedroom. She has recently insisted that she wants to tend to her dresser drawers herself. And since I often ask her to put away her own laundry, and since she always … Continue reading

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Help

I have been needing help with chores ever since I started working again. I’ve been vocal about asking for help, and have received some, although it can be sporadic. Lately though the help seems more consistent. This helps me to … Continue reading

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The Past Five Years

Five years ago we had to move from our trendy walkable neighborhood in Portland, OR, to a neighborhood on the outskirts that was not our top pick. Due to a chain of events we had to pare down our lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Rudy

This October, just before Día de las Muertes, our Family Dog Rudy passed away. He was almost 15 years old and had had bone cancer for nine months. He spent the summer and fall lounging under his big Doug Fir … Continue reading

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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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