My child has a life without me too

First weeks at daycare A dear friend, whose daughter was born a month after Amie and is Amie’s only playdate buddy (I’m not exactly the gregarious type), just survived their first week of daycare. The first week (for some, the second and third, too) of daycare is awash with waves of despair, glimmers of hope, heartwrenching […]

An organic WHAT WE DO list

An organic list I’m still sniffing, coughing and my ears are still ringing, but while Amie naps, I can quickly announce the following (though I really should be cleaning up the kitchen…): In a previous post I started the “WHAT WE DO” list: a list of small life-style changes that I feel really do make a difference […]

Amie drawing @ 20 months and something about this blog

Amie drew this yesterday. Look at those eye-catching lines, whorls and scribbles! The explosion of colors! The harmony between the minuscule and the grand! What I want to do here Aren’t I a proud Mama! I can’t believe I am posting my daughter’s drawings. But I am hoping that it is in keeping with the aims of […]

My weakness: possessing books

Reduce! The first rule of our more ecologically responsible lifestyle is reduction (ReduceReuseRecycle!). That means, of course, less consumption. Thus less buying. (Why “of course,” though? Why did I leave it unspoken in our Here and Now List“?) We haven’t been buying new toys or clothes for Amie, except what is absolutely essential. We are lucky to […]

Two New Articles: My Natural Birth, Parts III and IV

I’ve published two new articles in the series “My Natural Birth,” about the birth of my daughter: Part III: Giving Nature a Place in My Body My body is a temple… Once I realized this, realized it to the point of awe, I understood that my pregnancy and my birth were nature’s domain. I just had to let […]