Listen to Your Mother: Portland Cast

I’m beside myself with joy to be part of the cast for Portland, OR’s Listen to Your Mother show! If you’re in the area, get tickets here. I went to the show last year and was bowled over by the talented storytellers on the stage. I laughed. I cried. I may have even sobbed. It […]

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I Quilt Too

Sunset Sunrise Quilt

And I might as well write about it over at Quilt It, Baby! Click over to read about such delightful things as tipsy stitching on the beaches of Mexico, cracking knees, DIY yoga mat carriers, and hacking IKEA towel racks to store quilt tops. If you’re into that sort of thing.

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Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments? At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A’s. Well, that’s a little lie. I didn’t get straight-A’s. I got straight C’s in handwriting, and once–in Fifth Grade–I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my […]

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Be the Change: Tree Change Dolls

I’m so excited about the Tree Change Dolls! A mom has been removing the face paint on Bratz and turning them into realistic looking dolls in hand-knit clothes. This combines so many of my concerns as a parent: reduced consumer waste and a positive body image for my kids. Hooray! It sounds like Tree Change […]

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The Goodie Bag Mommafesto

I want to live in a world where we celebrate each other with hugs and cake and silly songs. A world where “I love you” slips easily off the tongue, and “Happy Birthday” is a heartfelt acknowledgement that we are so glad to be friends. I want to live in a world where every child […]

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