I Am Not Anti-Circumcision
activism / autonomy / circumcision / circumcision / education / health / intactivism / learn something / parenting / postpartum / progress / RIC / shame

I Am Not Anti-Circumcision

It doesn’t make sense not to learn about. If you’ve been holding back from learning about routine infant circumcision (RIC), I encourage to ask yourself why and remind you that there is absolutely no shame in education. Continue reading

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parenting / patpatforever

Happy Birthday Peggy!

It’s Peggy O’Mara’s birthday today! As the former editor and publisher of Mothering Magazine, she gave creative, gentle, natural and informed parenting a place in mainstream media before we had Facebook groups, Google hangouts and Pinterest to help network and spread information and ideas- and connections, too. Mothering was the only magazine I’ve ever opened … Continue reading

back to school / cannabis / fucksudc / grief / herbs / life cycles / loss / marijuana / medical marijuana / patpatforever / personal crap / progress / writing

The Soul in my Soles

Gosh, I’m so picky! No wonder I haven’t been writing. I’ve had to adjust the lighting, change the music, redirect the angle of the blinds, get more coffee, check on the kids, check my email, use the bathroom, get MORE coffee, adjust my chair, put my hair back up, and finally just sit the hell … Continue reading

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