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.

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...

Demeter and Dionysus; Thanks For Everything

Brian Hayden, an Archaeologist at Simon Fraser University in Canada is studying beer. He believes that beer had alot to do with the rise of civilization. And not just beer, but fermented beverages of...

Tips For A Green Yuletide

I don't know about you, but personally, it pains me to see the giant garbage bag full of wrapping paper, tissue paper and boxes that gets hauled out of the room at the end of most Yuletide parties....

Tis The Season To Go Shopping

Ah Christmas, the holiday that takes over shopping for three months straight every year. Everywhere I turn there's music, sparkly things, red and green. Baby clothes, underwear, suddenly there are...

On Black Cats And Halloween

(10/25/09) It's common knowledge that animal adoption agencies change their adoption policies for black cats near Halloween due to fears that they will be sacrificed or tortured in Halloween pranks....

History Love And Gay Marriage

(6/16/2008) So I was reading this article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080616/ap_on_re_us/gay_marriage and I got all teary and I was thinking how lucky I am to live in this historic time in American...

Family Togetherness In A Box

(6/17/08) So earlier this month we had a big storm and lost power for almost a week. We were bored. The kids were bored. So Mr. Rabbit bought the Dungeons Dragons Basic Game and we set it up on the...

Protecting Magical and Healing Herbs

(7/28/08) This article out of Alberquerque, New Mexico got my attention today. The article discusses a native herb called Yerba Mansa ( calming herb ) which is used extensively in local herbal magick...

The Nature Of Nature And Shakespear's Bastards

(7/29/08) Once upon a time I was reading King Lear, which isn’t my favorite bit of Shakespeare, but it’s right near the top and I got thinking about Edmund, the bastard son of the Duke who says this: ...

Midwinter Musings

(Originally posted 12/4/08) I've been pretty grumpy lately, frustrated with the fact that I miss the Sun's whole show since it rises as I walk into work and sets before I walk out the door. A few days...

Someone To Lean On

(originally posted 8/31/09) I have been a Pagan for my entire adult life. I could mimic hundreds of others and say I was always Pagan, I just didn't know there was a name for it. but that would be a...

Watch It Buddy! My Mom's a Christian

(Originally posted 8/8/08) While Pagans like to maintain a reputation, at least among ourselves, of being open minded, accepting and non-judgemental, I have repeatedly found myself in the...

We All Scream For Imbolc

(Originally posted 2/2/12) Every year Pagans scour the internet and books for ceremonies for the season's Sabbat. For some only an elaborate ceremony will do, but for others, the simpler the better....