One Love and the Love for One: Patrick James Doyle
attachment parenting / fucksudc / grief / infant loss / patpatforever

One Love and the Love for One: Patrick James Doyle

I realized that I haven’t written for a while here… it was during my reflective pause in writing that my sweet boy Patrick, just days after taking his first steps, crossed the Rainbow Bridge in his dreams and slipped gently into the stars at the age of 14 months & four days. I had never heard of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) before that night and had been fairly convinced SIDS was for babies 3 months and under who had suffocated. I learned differently two weeks ago, and my life is forever changed. Continue reading

breastfeeding / family / milestones / NorCal / patpatforever / San Francisco / traditions / wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 1st Birthday & 4 Generations at the Nutcracker

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! This weekend was a big one! On Saturday, we celebrated Patrick’s first birthday. (as well as our first Nursiversary!) Living in California means we were still able to have his party outside at a local park that is AWESOME so the kids could enjoy the sunshine and the the trees, despite … Continue reading

cooking / family / food / kids / parenting / progressive parenting / Zen

Finding the Zen: Messy Pancakes

The recent chilly, week-long school holiday prompted my 9 year old son to ask, “Mom? Can we make Messy Pancakes again?” They are his longstanding favorite breakfast food, based on a recipe I discovered years ago and tweaked into one that has become fully our own family tradition- including the name. I grew up on … Continue reading

activism / gratitude / holidays / shopping

Why I Won’t Be Shopping on Black Friday

Today, I’m going to let these graphics do the talking and get back to hanging out with my family… which is exactly what I’ll be doing tomorrow. More about Plaid Friday Read more about how and why to shop locally this holiday season: http://www.examiner.com/article/supporting-locally-owned-businesses-on-black-friday http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20111125/articles/111129743 http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-11-24/news/30439059_1_protesters-plan-small-business-business-owners http://www.thenation.com/blog/171382/occupy-walmart-workers-plan-black-friday-protests http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8445315 http://www.plaidfriday.com Oh, and… That is all ♥ Continue reading