Tag Archives: essay

Mamalode: Soft Hearts & Cowgirl Boots

I wrote an essay over at Mamalode about the incredible way our oldest daughter used her voice to speak up for herself: For so long I wished not that my oldest daughter Betty, age 9, would raise her voice, but that she would speak up.  And two years ago when I spoke up about mean […]

28 Days of Play Project: Play, Like Rising to the Surface for Air

Two months ago I was invited to be a piece of the 28 Days of Play project hosted by You Plus Two Parenting. Rachel Cedar, founder of You Plus Two Parenting, assembled talented and notable bloggers, published writers, parents, thinkers and seekers and asked an important question:  “Do you play with your children?”  In the age of constant motion, […]

Today’s Mama: I {heart} Music, Always

I was once a tiny baby girl napping in the v-bearth of my parent’s first sailboat, Seafarer.  It’s namesake is an old poem from a surviving manuscript of Old English Poetry. “Mæg ic be me sylfum   I can make a true song  soðgied wrecan,   about me myself,  siþas secgan,   tell my travels..” […]

Today’s Mama:::Bounce

So much of parenthood depends upon changing perspectives, positions. Somewhere halfway through 2004 I clutched my ripe belly in the front seat of our white Jetta in standstill Seattle traffic and gasped.  Can you believe those parents?  Two portable DVD players on with constant cartoon stream?  Imagine if they just talked to their kids instead.Yup. […]

My Dog is a Runner {& so am I}

Today, I’m over [HERE].Today, I’m letting go of a hobby.  Well, maybe hobby isn’t the right word. Breastfeeding and I have gone our separate ways for good and we’ve finished our intermittent six year love-hate relationship.  Milk, feedings were always hard for us to establish.  As natural of an act as it is, each babe and […]