Faith Friday – It takes a Village

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For those of you who have followed Mr R's birth story and the mess of humanity that was, it will come as no surprise that I am very fond of this kid; I destroyed and recreated part of myself in entering into motherhood with him. I might be his mom ... [ Read More ]

The Art of Conversation

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In college, I had a roommate and friend who had a wit that was fast and sharp - and I mean that in all the best ways. I loved being around her because I swear she made me smarter. She could converse on any given subject and had a steady stream of ... [ Read More ]

Faith Friday – LDS Essays on Polygamy

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Several years ago, I wrote briefly about one of my faith journeys here and had several people private message me and ask about the my process – how to wrestle with doubts and still keep true to the faith. Unfortunately I did not do a good job then ... [ Read More ]

Four Things that Tickled Me this Month

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Wow. I have missed you. It's been a while, and trust me, do I have some stories to share with you! While I am getting back into the dailies of life, here are a few snippets that have made me smile, laugh and find meaning in the past month. ... [ Read More ]

Participate in Your Life: Meet the Ortons

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   For this installment of Participate in Your Life, I have the pleasure of introducing you to the Orton Family. Several years ago, I met Erik during a conference in NYC where he was one of our guest speakers/performers. The next year, ... [ Read More ]

Nowhere We Had to Be

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This past Thursday, my son R, finally reached the end of his school year. We attend year round school and have a few precious weeks of summer vacation. In those weeks, we cram in soccer camps, swim lessons, family vacations, national holidays and ... [ Read More ]

Excursions to the Library

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it ... [ Read More ]

Participate in Your Life – Martha Stewart

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This past week, I was able to attend an Alt Summit luncheon at The Grand America. The keynote speaker was Martha Stewart, yes, the one and only, and no, she did not talk about insider trading. She was being interviewed by Gabrielle Blair of Design ... [ Read More ]

His Beautiful Barbaric Yalp

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Somewhere after Mr. NeckVein and Mr. Indian Angel, I progressed into labor, got an epidural and was ready for birth. I remember none of that. The only image in my mind is laying flat on the hospital bed. Jed is on one side; a nurse is on the other. ... [ Read More ]

Contraband Water – birth story 4

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Disclaimer: The events of these days, while some are as vivid and personal as I had hoped they would be, most of the details of that time have disappeared from my memory. My memory of the time leading up to Mr R's birth is like a dark room that ... [ Read More ]