Author Archives: LivingMother

Being Dad

Mothers get a lot of training. It starts when we’re very young; it’s not long before we become aware that our bodies are capable of growing and birthing a child. This knowledge affects the way we view the world, ourselves, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Work

I spend a lot of my time doing women’s work. I clean, cook, and do laundry; I teach our kids how to count, and help them get dressed in the morning; I help them navigate their emotions; I haul them … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Use Less, Reuse More, and Maximize What You’ve Got

When you’re shoveling heavy snow in mid-April, you can’t help but think about climate change. Extreme weather is on the rise, and it’s due to the overall warming of our planet. Recently I met up with my friend Jill for … Continue reading

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Poem for Election Day and Beyond

Springtime. A time of rising up. We mothers thought our work was enough, having born children of light, raising them with no prejudice, sharing with them the wonders of nature, guiding them to choose a path filled with hope, Love, … Continue reading

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Springing

The day before spring began I saw the first crocus making its way out of a pile of composted leaves into the sunlight: a tiny bead of purple against a brown muddy landscape. I’ve been thinking about rising up, standing … Continue reading

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A Halloween Post

“Examine these and similar actions as we will, we shall find them resulting solely from the spirit of the Perverse. We perpetrate them merely because we feel that we should not. Beyond or behind this there is no intelligible principle; … Continue reading

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Our Most Vital Mother

This weekend I feel so much pride; I’m proud to be the mother of two of the best girls on the planet. And I think about the stewardship of that planet a lot. This Mother’s Day, I can’t help but … Continue reading

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Send a Message with What You Buy or Don’t Buy: Five Easy and Fun Ways To Help The Earth

I consider myself a hard core Earth lover. Many people love the earth, but don’t know where to begin to reduce waste, preserve resources, or avoid the use of toxic chemicals. If you find improving your environment to be too … Continue reading

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Be Thankful for Yourself (Revisited)

I was looking through old posts and came across this. Today is a special day for me, as I am achieving one of my lifelong dreams: an art/anthropological project I’ve been thinking about for several years. It’s coming together with … Continue reading

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Tips for Snow Globe Making

This year my daughter and I made snow globes. It was her idea. She saw an episode of Daniel Tiger where they were making them, and she bugged me about it until I saw the light. “Mom, we should make … Continue reading

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