Author Archives: LivingMother

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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Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Being Real

Sometimes all it takes is a margarita. In this case it took three. The first one was with my family last Friday. Scott had taken the day off and it was a gorgeous Spring day. We did some errands, spent … Continue reading

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But how is it Sunny While it’s Raining?

Anyone who has a three-year-old lives a life riddled with questions. Today Alzette asked me the above question and it struck me once again that my life with children requires me (thankfully) to connect with the natural world in a … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Bringing Your Baby to Work

Earlier this month I brought a baby to a board meeting. I’m on the board for a non-profit that runs after school programs for children. We meet monthly on a Thursday evening on the other side of town from where … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Mother

The reasons for which it has been almost a year since I last wrote are mostly irrelevant. Except for these: I’m pregnant, I’ve started doing some consulting work, and my daughter – seemingly overnight – turned into a toddler (this … Continue reading

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Do These Things Now!

My friend is pregnant with her first baby, which is spurring ideas for all sorts of practical first parent advice. On the less practical side, I’m also thinking about how different life becomes after that first child is born. So … Continue reading

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There’s a Place for Decadence

These sandwiches look good, and that’s what matters most. This morning my friend hosted a tea party to celebrate our friend Hannah’s birthday. One of the reasons I love Hannah is because she would like nothing more than to spend … Continue reading

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