I love tea and all its paraphernalia. It's pretty, it's dainty, it's fancy and when you're drinking from a teacup ya just feel like there's something special happening. Waverley, well. She doesn't drink tea. But, she does love a good party. The baby had just gone down for a nap and we had a bit of … Continue reading A Very Berry Tea Party
My mom actually turned me on to this twist. Sure, it looks like a regular ol' green smoothie. I get it. But wait, there's more... (Did you say that in your best game show host voice? I hope so.) "Orange You Glad I Went Bananas" Recipe: 2 frozen bananas 2 handfuls of spinach 1 large … Continue reading Recipe: “Orange You Glad I Went Bananas” Smootie
For the past 6 years I've been a bad mom. A guilty mom. I don't spend enough time with my kids. I don't do enough home care things. I suck at cleaning and it never gets done. I don't cook anymore. I don't bake anymore. I just stink as a mom. Six years ago we … Continue reading I’m A Bad Mom.
The past few weeks I have been feeling monumentally adrift. My passion for my bill-paying job (which began as a passion 7 years ago) deflated like a saggy, old balloon. The new things I wanted to delve into were untried and untested and would mean a massive shift in how our lives operated. Plus, I … Continue reading Excuse me, but could someone open this door?
Can I just say, THIS is what childhood is all about. Welcome to the kitchen of Wilder and Waverley's Nature Restaurant. Usually you'll find Wilder glued to an electronic device. But last week, after taking the kids to a park where Waverley found "ingredients" to make leaf+floral sandwiches, they came home and began creating an … Continue reading The Nature Restaurant
I have this idea. It started a little bit in my heart, a little bit in my head and began to dance through my veins and make me tingle. The sensation is strange, a little scary, and quite thrilling all at once. It's my dream. Or one of my dreams, because I have many. Acting on it feels supremely risky...because I might fail. I might … Continue reading One, Two, Three -JUMP!
There is one thing that if we all addressed and relearned correctly could save so much hurt, heart ache and destruction (on so many levels and areas): SELF WORTH I recently shot a wedding and the bride had the most phenomenal accent ring (worn on her right hand.) It was a gigantic gemstone -larger … Continue reading Start With Your Heart: Self Worth
My mother is visiting -she arrived just in time for Mother's Day (so perfect.) My big kids, during our winter visit to her little house in the woods deep in Central Washington, told her that when she came to visit next we'd take her to the beach. Galveston is the best we've got in Texas … Continue reading Present, Perspective and Dinky Beaches
Ever since I was old enough to understand where babies came from, I knew that birthing was the epitome of pain. At least that's what I was taught. God's curse upon Eve for taking a bite from the apple was to have painful childbirth. Hey, that's what the Bible said. I believed it. Pair that with … Continue reading Removing Fear From Birthing
The taste of home. Once upon a time, during a golden year of my childhood, my mom made this soup and it forever imprinted itself on my life. It became the most potent taste of home and security and coziness I have any association with. She left a successful career to stay at home and … Continue reading Plant-based Recipes: Creamy Potato+Broccoli Soup