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.

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...

Blessings Of Artemis

Each month on the New Moon I celebrate Noumenia and focus my celebration on a different Olympian God. For the new moon in Sagittarius, I honor Artemis. I have always had somewhat of a difficult...

We're Probably Not Speaking The Same Language

And that's okay. It's true. I am writing in and you are most likely reading American English and you have probably been speaking it since you were about 1.5 years old. But the understanding that we...

Healthful Food Need Not Be More Expensive Than Junk Food

This is a rant: If one more person says to me that they can't afford to eat healthy, I swear my head is going to explode. Every time I hear this I know that if I want to continue this conversation...

Exploring The Familiars

I just wrote an article about familiars on the Witchipedia ( http://www.witchipedia.com/def:familiar ). I try to avoid injecting my opinion into Witchipedia articles but this is a subject I connect...

The Meaning Of Witchcraft

Witchcraft. That is an ambiguous word. Its meaning varies dramatically according to who is speaking and who they are speaking to. In college I learned one definition in an Anthropology class, another...

On The Elements

Some time ago I gave my daughter a lecture on the elements; Their nature, why we call them in ritual, what it's all about, etc. And I don't know that I'm an expert, but I felt I needed to hash it out...

Breastfeeding Is Divine

Breastfeeding is a subject I've become extremely passionate about over the past few years. I never thought I would, but there it is. I'm even considering joining a local breastfeeding awareness group...