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Happy 0-5 to Holden

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Happy birthday to my five-year old rookie baby. Yes, Holden, you made me a mom, mommy, mama, mother, and even a mommyblogger. You rocked my world and changed my life. But that was then, who are you now? You are a fun-loving, outgoing, social-as-heck biking dude. You love big machines, digging in the sand, watching […]

Who else likes BABIES?

Last month, I was very lucky to go to the BABIES documentary San Francisco premiere. I laughed; I smirked; I squirmed. And I think all parents and parents-to-be would have similar emotional reactions (but probably to different parts). You try to sit still as a naked baby is surrounded by a herd of cattle, I […]

Eat. Blog. Run. is this weekend!


Holy Fearless Friday, Eat. Blog. Run. starts today. I am sitting at the desk of the Country Inns & Suites in Sunnyvale awaiting the rest of my teammates, guzzling water and blogging. Several months ago — when May seemed like a really long time away — Marie from Make And Takes invited me to join […]

Cheat sheet of non-toxic tips and eco-wisdom

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I asked Janelle Sorensen, the Senior Editor and Outreach Director for Healthy Child Healthy World, to help me create a round-up of great green parent bloggers and she vastly exceeded my expectations. Janelle lives in the mountains of Arizona with her husband, daughters, and puppy. Below, she shares her story for getting involved in non-toxic […]

Our first chapter book


Holden’s preschool started reading “chapter books” before naptime at the beginning of the school year. I wasn’t familiar with the term, but as a college-educated woman, I figured it out soon enough. A chapter book is a book with chapters and maybe some pages with no pictures at all. Whoa. Harry Potter, here we come. […]

Fearless Friday: start running

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In observance of Fearless Friday today, I was torn between two recent (and fearless) pledges. I could talk about my commitment to join the mominatrix in her sexual resolution. Lord knows that’s scary to admit in public. But, nah, Whitney talked about that yesterday! So, instead, I announce my plan to fearlessly reclaim an athletic […]