Late to the party

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{You try telling a six year-old that fedoras are no longer a thing. I guarantee she’ll be wearing that hat until they come back around. If I’m destined to always be late to the party, Emerson will show up early and eventually wear out her welcome. We are different that way.} That’s where I often find myself. Several months or even few years behind the crowd. Not in all things, mind you. I can thank my parents for instilling an appreciation for dark chocolate and a perfect cup of home brewed drip coffee at an Read More →

Fight when the time is right

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Emerson started 1st grade a couple of weeks ago and the transition has been rough. Mostly for me. She’s been rolling with the new teacher, new classroom, crush of humanity that is her public school with the ease of any six year old, who’s sole focus in life is, whatever happens to be directly in front of her. What’s presented to her is all she knows and she’s remarkably cool with it. Her mother, on the other hand, is up at night worrying about unmanageable class sizes, hungry children, slashed school budgets and the lack Read More →

Happy nontoxic Valentine’s Day: bubble bath

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Is there anything more indulgent than a bubble bath? Hands down, my favorite place in my home is the soaking tub. It gets a ton of use. Even a quick foot soak after a long day is enough for me to feel nourished and refreshed. I stock up on bubble baths to   care for every mood and beeswax candles (they purify the air) like it’s my job. That way, bath time always feels like a retreat and a reset. Whether it’s for me or my 5 year old, I make sure tub time is Read More →

Happy nontoxic Valentine’s Day: roses

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I have a confession to make. I already bought myself a Valentine’s gift. Romantic, huh? I’ve had my eye on a David Austin rose bush for about a year now. It’s a gardener’s cult favorite and I’ve been lusting for the beautiful Heritage variety. Nothing makes me happier than cutting roses throughout the growing season for the house and for friends and neighbors. So I’m actually being super generous with my Valentine’s gift, right? In all seriousness, I highly suggest you treat your Valentine, yourself, your best friend to a rose bush for the big Read More →

The coffee break reimagined

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Since giving up most sugars and grains a few months ago my life has changed in ways I could never have predicted. I shared a bit about this journey here. I would not have believed that I could have ever experienced such sustained high energy, a migraine free and medication free lifestyle and an honest enthusiasm for this approach to food. I feel so good that I literally want to stop people on the street and spread the word, but I am not that lady. That isn’t to say I haven’t had a few tantrums Read More →

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