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Day 1,950: It’s a Jungle Out There

Day 1,950.   I open my eyes in the bleary light of the early morning dawn. All is still. I am thankful for the new morning, but tremble at what this day may bring. Another dislocated joint? My sustenance strewn on the ground and wasted before I am able to…

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Why Pancakes are Good for my Kids

This morning I made pancakes.   I’m not a big dessert-for-breakfast type person myself. I’ll take a ooey-gooey, cheesey omelet over French toast any day. But this morning, pancakes were a-callin’ my name.   Not because I wanted them. Not even because I knew my kids would. But because I knew…

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5 Ways I Won’t Lose Myself in Motherhood

I am sitting at my dining room table right now, while the raining pounds on our skylights and my boys play happily with their cousin, who is visiting for the morning. We’ve been bouncing from indoor activity to indoor activity since the boys woke up at 6am. We’ve colored, we’ve…

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Confessions of a Tired Mother

Sometimes I run the vacuum, just so you both will go play in your rooms. Sometimes I hide in the kitchen and sneak York Peppermint Patties after I told you they were all gone. Sometimes I skip a bath night (or two…or three…) Sometimes I cover my mouth with both hands and…

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The Buddha Changed my Parenting Philosophy

Yesterday, I watched Oliver and Archie run around the house, in a fit of giggles, while my cape-wearing 4-year-old taught his little brother how to brush his teeth. The activity consisted of the two of them scurrying from room-to-room, until Ollie told Arch to kneel down so he could begin “the brushing…

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From Meat to Meatless

I went Veg about two-and-a-half years ago. It was a bit of a back pedal from trying out Veganism for 3-4 months, but I still wanted to hang on to some type of positive lifestyle change. I was never that big of a meat eater. Mostly poultry, no red meat – the occasional…

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