What a couple of crazy nights (and days) we’ve had around here! Long, long story to follow. Ava (my 13-month-old daughter) came down with a nasty cough on Wednesday. By Thursday, it sounded much worse so I called her doctor’s office to see if I could get her in for an appointment. They were short-staffed and didn’t have any openings, so I talked to the nurse and explained Ava’s symptoms (fever for a couple days, then she sounded hoarse which turned into a barky sounding cough and finally she started sneezing a lot and the coughing continued). She said it sounded like croup, which isRead More →

Want to learn your “Granola Factor”? Take this quiz and find out just how crunchy you really are. Be sure to report your scores back here. :) (This quiz really only works if you are a woman with children. Sorry.) I got 123 and barely made it into: Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama ;)

I’ve been tagged by R2Ks. I have to admit that this is my first time answering a “meme” and I had to look up just exactly what a “meme” is! I found this explanation on I am Pariah.com: meme n (mëm): A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. From the Greek mimëma, something imitated, from mimeisthai, to imitate. In Blogspeak, a meme is an idea that is shared and passed from blog to blog, like a question posted in one blog and answered in many other blogsRead More →

to my list of things I enjoy doing! :) This past week I spent two evenings and two mornings watering and weeding at a community garden plot I participate in along with six other families. After we got all the seeds and plants in the ground in the spring, we each signed up for several weeks to take turns with the weeding and watering. Last week was one of my weeks. The first week I was on duty, earlier in the season, I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. Sure, I can hold a hose and water plants without much difficulty, butRead More →

The project I’ve been working on for the past couple months has finally had it’s unveiling! Some of you may have noticed a new link in my favorites list on the right. I’ve been working with a team of four other women on Cherished Children API, a new local chapter of Attachment Parenting International. The five of us have been hard at work arranging speakers for our meetings, doing advertising, creating a website, coming up with invitations and documents, etc., all for this new group which we are very excited about! The premise behind Attachment Parenting (AP), for those of you not familiar, is: AttachmentRead More →

Ava has recently discovered that mama’s boobs are not only a great source of nutrition, a great comfort, and great pillows, they also make great WHOOPEE CUSHIONS! We were going to bed several weeks ago, and instead of just lying next to me nursing happily as she drifted off to sleep like usual, she decided to do some acrobatic nursing. In the midst of her moving around while staying firmly latched onto my breast, she discovered that if she rolled her head from side to side, she could make wonderful fart noises. Of course, she doesn’t think of them as fart noises (yet), but sheRead More →