Crowd Sourcing

Crowd sourcing -Can you help me? Have you ever been a first time parent? Have you ever lived with a newborn human? If so, I am curious how you dealt with visits from family and friends in those first weeks after your baby’s arrival. Also, I wonder how you balanced your needs for privacy, getting help, being independent and staying sane.

How To Return

Like most people, I bet there have been times in your life when you had some good habits, maybe eating well, regularly getting exercise, praying or mediating every day. And there have been times when you didn’t do so well. If you once had a healthy regular routine and now you don’t, how do you return?

Our Daily Bread: A Recipe

Give us this day our daily bread... At our house, bread is daily nourishment. The making of this bread is also a fulfilling creative outlet for me. Want to have delicious, crispy-crusted, soft centered, makes-your-whole-house-smell-good bread? Then make it. It's easy. I promise.

2017 by the Numbers

Writing lists is something I do to record, tally and remember. Looking over the lists, I watch as images, memories and thoughts arise... It has been a long, long time since I have written blog posts but I have written one today. Will you join me now in looking back over 2017 and looking forward to 2018?

LCM Stats 2016

Better late than never? It is mid March 2017 and I am just posting the 2016 Local Care Midwifery Stats. The quick report: 32 birth, 97% Vaginal Delivery rate/ 3% C/S rate. Open the post for more details.

Butternut Squash Soup with Walnut Gremolata

Anyone who has visited my kitchen in the last six months knows that I am obsessed with my Instant Pot (and they would agree that 'obsessed' is not too strong a word). This recipe is super easy, tasty, nutrious, can be easily converted to vegetarian/vegan, and allows me to play with my Instant Pot. Yay!

Death Comes For Ellen

My friend Ellen is dead, cremated, memorialized. How do you go on when you experience a huge loss? How do you grieve and live at the same time? How do you offer, and receive, condolence?

Surreal moment of life, death, midwives and Facebook

My midwife Vicki Wolfrum has died...

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