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.

The Three Sacred Hearths

I wrote this article as part of this year's Pagan Values Project, in 2012: The Sacred Hearth Tradition is a tradition that I developed based on personal gnosis combined with academic research with a...

Pouring Libations

Pouring libations is a very Pagan act. When folks say how can I live my faith every day? this is the answer. Pour libations. It is a simple act that takes moments, but means much. The act of pouring...

Adventures In Knitting

I love to knit but like so many things I love to do (like singing and dancing) I do so with much more enthusiasm than skill. Knitting is a magical act to me, as is any act of creation. Knitting has...

On Happiness

Happiness is a concept that can mean different things to different people. At its most simple, happiness is an emotion, but emotions are fleeting. True happiness is a state of being, a state of being...

Jealousy And The Evil Eye

I was reading the story The Magic Mirror (also known as Snow White) in the book Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know and I was reminded of what a powerful force emotions can be, particularly jealousy....

On The Nature Of The Gods

In the Pagan community the subject of Gods is a very personal one and and explanation of their nature will vary greatly between tradition and even between individuals within a tradition. While other...

Flu Season

I hate flu season. I always get the flu whether or not I get a shot and as every mom knows, mom does not get sick days. Worst is when dad's sick. I have all the patience in the world for animals and...

Talking With Eos

Eos is the Goddess of the Dawn and one of my patrons . (I really hate the word patron in this context, I prefer tutelary Goddess, but nobody ever knows what I mean.) Eos is the Goddess who has done...

Lullabies For Little Pagans

For some families, bedtime can be a huge struggle and I don't want to be one of them. But as a Pagan family, we're looking for something a little different. We would like bedtime to be a little bit...

Baby Meet Tawaret

Hippos seem to be a popular gift for babies these days. My Grandmother gave my son a stuffed hippo for Yule and he adores it. My husband has informed me that we can expect a handmade hippo from my...

Entering The Sanctuary

For me, my home is my temple. It is where all the most important things in my life happen. It's where I raise my children, entertain beloved guests, prepare and eat food, write, read, learn, teach and...

A Few Of My Favorite Baby Things

A few weeks into this new mom all over again thing and I think I'm finally getting a handle on it. My first batch of kids are all teenagers now and while I thought I knew exactly what I was doing,...

On Broomsticks

With the Chinese New Year coming up I started thinking about traditions. One of these is sweeping out the house with a broom, sweeping all the bad luck out the front door to make way for the good...

Feathering The Nest

The last few months of pregnancy can make you crazy. Once your maternity leave starts and boredom sets in and your nesting instincts kick into high gear and you realize you are physically incapable of...

Breastfeeding Revisited

The last few years there has been somewhat of a local baby boom and I've found myself discussing breastfeeding with other people at great length. I breastfed both of my older children for the first...

On Kids And Food

I recently attended a family gathering that was full of young children including a couple of preschoolers from the same family. Unfortunately, my entire meal (and theirs) was ruined because their...

Adventures In Cloth Diapering

This article is for people who may be a little hesitant about cloth diapering as I was. And now that I've got some years of experience doing it behind me, I can speak with some authority. I was really...

Nourishing Baby Naturally - The First 6 Months

These days there isn't much on my mind that doesn't involve babies. So I'll be doing a series for new and expectant moms, talking about those things that new moms think about. Option One - The Breast...

Fostering Gratitude

Gratitude is defined by the World English Dictionary as a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favors. Gratitude is a powerful force that can bring many blessings to your life....

Stone Soup

This is more of an interactive storytelling thing that is a fun way to produce the communal meal at any gathering, especially while camping at a festival. It gets the kids involved and teaches a...