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.

Housewarming House Plants

If you're as bummed about the end of the gardening season as I am, you may be thinking of ways to brighten up your indoor surroundings and nothing says springtime like some green. Live plants...

A Little Samhain History

Samhain originated as a Gaelic festival. The word is from the name for the month of November. A popular translation of the word is Summer's end though it could refer to an assembly or gathering ....

The Dirt on the the Besom

A besom is a witch's broom and the practical kitchen witch may choose her broom for looks or function or both. Many of us have two or more brooms. One for sweeping dirt indoors, one for sweeping...

Gardening For Butterflies

1Many Pagans consider nature to be sacred and enjoy inviting the wild creatures of our neighborhood to share our gardens with us. A butterfly garden is an excellent way to do this. With just a little...

Caring For Cast Iron

As a Kitchen Witch I view my cast iron pans with slightly more affection than the rest. Oh I love my stainless steel pasta pot and my ceramic dutch oven but the cast iron holds a special place in my...

Diving Into The Cauldron

The Witches cauldron is the stuff of legend and indeed cauldrons feature in folklore from many cultures. While cauldrons haven't always been associated with witches (everyone had a cauldron back in...

If You Can Do Magick, Why Aren't You Rich?

I am rich Ohhhh, you mean why don't I have a lot of money? Short answer: Because I don't value money. 1I know you've heard of the Law of Attraction. You don't attract what you want, you attract what...

Online Resources For Magickal Parents And Kids

Here is a collection of links to resources that I believe will be of interest to Parents who practice magick and/or adhere to an Earth-based, Pagan or Heathen spiritual philosophy. Please add your own...

(Magical) Meal Planning

Meal Planning Basics Meal planning is a valuable skill that every cook, magical or otherwise, should cultivate. Meal planning helps save time and money and helps relieve the stress of last minute...

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...

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