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Use Your Voice: The Sing for SUDC Challenge

You have been nominated! Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to simultaneously freeze your ass off and waste water- in fact I’m asking you to use something you already have so it doesn’t go to waste. We’re all familiar with the ALS ice bucket challenge by now- it’s popularity has raised over $100 million dollars … Continue reading

community / connectivity / grief / life cycles / personal crap / progress

Making Moments Momentous

Progress doesn’t always feel like progress… it rarely comes in leaps and bounds, though at times it goes skipping and is usually found on indirect, untrodden paths. Sometimes, a lot of times, it’s all most of us can do to keep putting one foot in front of the other, yet inevitably, eventually, we look up and turn around and realize we’re not where we … Continue reading

community / connectivity / grief / healing / love / patpatforever / personal crap / progress

Hesitation Station

I’m hesitating even writing this sentence. I’m stuck lately, my head and heart so full of comparisons and connections for my future (and that of my children) that it’s hard to move forward- or even sideways. Hesitation involves some special blend of procrastination and worry for me; putting things off until I’ve surveyed everything from every … Continue reading

child loss / community / compassion / connectivity / friends / gratitude / grief / holidays / love / patpatforever / personal crap / triggers

More Lessons in Vulnerability

So this is what happens when I try to sit down and write in the morning: “_____________________ … Shit. I can’t think. Maybe it will help if I light some candles. Okay. I’m going to do this. Here goes. Open Firefox aaannnd… Facebook! Wait shit, no, not Facebook. Songza. Okay. ‘Downtempo Instrumentals’ sounds good, I hope … Continue reading

community / DIY / healing / Natural Living / natural remedies / Tutorial Tuesday / tutorials

Tutorial Tuesday: Mama’s Miracle Mending Mud

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday!  I know how to do LOTS of stuff. I’ll show you how. Then, you can amaze your friends and family with your savvy ways, make your life easier, more beautiful, natural and eco-friendly, too! This week’s subject is Mama’s Miracle Mending Mud!Okay, okay… “Mending Mud” isn’t the OFFICIAL name (and despite it’s … Continue reading

birth / community / compassion / connectivity / Mother's day / parenting / women

AP Moms Don’t Think We’re Better Than You: We Just Want Our Kids To Be

Yes, yes I am. And so are you. There is a lie going around the internet. It’s perpetuated and exacerbated by social media sites, newspapers, magazines and most scarily, mothers themselves. This damaging and divisive lie is everywhere these days, and is growing like a cancer in our society. The lie is that mothers can be … Continue reading