A UPG introduction to Brighid for children
The Daghda was a mighty warrior. King to a people known as the Tuatha de Danann. He was wide and strong, carrying a heavy magical club that could harm his enemies, or bring life to the fallen. He was never hungry, because he had a magical cauldron that was always full of food no matter how much he ate.
But he was grumpy.
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It’s been a long day and I feel a lot of feelings. Mother’s Day has always been a mixed bag of emotions for me.
But I’ve always wished I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Wasn’t until a little bit ago, that I realized that I actually always knew.
Continue reading “A complicated holiday.”
I have always wanted to try and use some Montessori methods at our house to help our two kids to learn when they aren’t at school.
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As long as I can remember, I have been the “keeper” of things. I had the biggest purse of all of my friends. I always had a needle and thread handy, or a bobby pin, or aspirin. Any purse I own is a Mary Poppins purse.
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This past weekend, I co-hosted a baby shower for a good friend, Kat. I was asked to say a few words to her and well, if anyone knows me, I have a
lot of feelings.
This was what I wrote and read and I will encourage parents or anyone with a child coming into their lives to try and hear these words and take them to heart.
Portrait of an unknown lady c. 1595. Attribution from Marcus Gheeraerts II: Elizabethan Artist
To my friend as she begins the adventure Continue reading “Letter for a new mother”
My daughter was about to turn three. Her current obsessions include Wizard of Oz, the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and Daniel Tiger. So when we asked her what she wanted for her party, she exclaimed she wanted to be “Dorofee with a Emerald City cake.”
It took no time to head to Pinterest for ideas and we threw most of the decorations together ourselves. Below are the results of our
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When I first began celebrating my faith, it was a very personal, singular and solitary experience.
As I joined my grove and then began celebrating with my then boyfriend, I wanted to create a tradition that could be celebrated no matter the finances. Something that would be meaningful and help us celebrate
Continue reading “A Simple Yule Tradition: Seeking the Light”