Welcome to my personal blog. Here you will find my own personal thoughts, philosophy, spirituality, pet peeves, rants and rambles, expressions of joy and angst, griping and observations on life. I hope you enjoy them, and find that any wisdom I may have gained from my experiences helps you out in your own, but really, I write for me here.

Loving my Backwoods Bar Soap

I Just want to take a minute and give a shout out to my friend Jen at Backwoods Bar Soap who sent me this great box of soap and salves, including a chickweed salve that was a lifesaver for my totally...

Check Your Ethics

Over the past several months, I have seen calls to join in spellwork to mitigate the damage that the current regime seems intent on inflicting on minorities and the environment. I gave a nod to this...

2017 Solar Lunar Scheduling Calendar

A solar/lunar calendar for the scheduling of farm, household and spiritual activities by lunar phase and season. I created this for myself, but you're free to make use of it provided you link back...

Why 2016 Sucks, Numerologically Speaking

Before I begin, I should warn you that I am not an expert on numerology. In truth, I've always been a bit math-phobic and numerology seemed too math-ish to not be intimidating. Besides, it's based on...

Smudging the Word Smudge

Recently I was scolded by a fellow witch for suggesting the use of smudging to cleanse magical tools. It's not the first time I've been scolded about smudging. Smudging, I am told, is a cultural...

Pagan Family Movie Night

This is my compiled list of favorite movies for Pagan families to watch together. They have the potential to spark thoughtful discussion of values and themes that Pagan families often hold dear. These...

Can Magick and Science Co-exist?

Recently, I was involved in a conversation over the question of whether you can believe in magic and also trust in science or if the two were mutually exclusive and simply couldn't exist peacefully in...

Mitigating The Effects Of A Trump Presidency

Now that Donald Trump is officially our President elect, barring a miracle from the Electoral College in December, we're going to have to deal with it. Notice I did not say, sit down, shut up and...

Teaching Babies Sign Language

So I went to visit my Midwife the other day for my annual not pregnant and staying that way exam and consultation and there were several ladies in the waiting room with me who were pregnant and who...

Promoting Diversity And Fostering Empathy In Our Children

In light of recent events, I have been puzzling over the lack of empathy among my fellow Americans. I am confused because I have always been told that America is a melting pot, a unique culture made...

Four Words To Save The World

We are mothers. We have the future of the world in our hands. Our children are the future and everything that we hate about the world will be carried into the future on their shoulders. Or not. It is...

Reflections On Learned Helplessness

I've been meaning to write about learned helplessness from a parenting point of view for a long time but I got distracted with other things. Then I read this article about why poor people often behave...

Sharing Our Faith With Little Ones

I hear the question over and over: How do I teach my children about my Pagan religion? How do I teach them about magic? How do I teach them about my faith without forcing it on them? I feel like this...

In Defense Of Hades; A Closer Look at the Abduction of Persephone

Hades gets a bad rap. It always comes home this time of year when the story of The Rape of Persephone starts getting tossed around as it's a seasonal favorite. It's really a very cool story, but the...

Entertaining Toddlers Without Screens

Every mom needs 10-20 minutes without a toddler clinging to her leg; Whether it be to cook a meal, use the bathroom, or whatever. But plopping kiddo in front of the TV (as much as he loves Spider Man...

Why My Son Doesn't Have A College Fund

When I had my first daughter I was barely an adult. 3 years later, when my eldest son was born, I was, well, only 3 years older. As a young mother I was always looking for advice and assurances I was...

I Know What A Housewife Is Worth

There's quite a bit of arguing on various mommy boards over the usefulness or lack thereof of the housewife. I have always held that the housewife earns her keep in the money saved by not paying extra...

It's Okay To Be Ignorant

You are ignorant. I'm sorry, but it's true. And that's okay. Because there are SO many things to know in this world that there is no way anybody can know them all. So you're ignorant. Own it....

Moontime Reusables

I will begin with a warning, this post is all about my genitalia and bodily fluids, most specifically menstrual blood. I am trying, in writing this, to be minimally graphic while still being clear,...

What Do (or Should) Witches Know?

I have been thinking about this a lot lately: The knowledge that I possess (or hope to eventually possess) that I attribute to being a Witch. Not like I am a Witch and therefore I have this magical...

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