Monthly Archives: February 2010

dig this sponsor: Mama Loves Oils

I am excited to announce this month’s sponsor: Mama Loves Oils. Local mom and business owner, Erika Hickey, is passionate about Young Living Essential Oils and the profound effect they have had on her sweet family. I love promoting this product because it is amazing and, also, I adore Erika! We met many years ago, way before marriage and kids, in a feminist ethics class at The University of Montana. She’s since married who she calls a gem of a … Continue reading dig this sponsor: Mama Loves Oils →
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Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Break My Stride

Well, right now I am driving, heading west, over two mountain passes in my Subaru. The rocket box is packed and the girls buckled in their car seats. As you read this, Margot and I are probably singing to Jack Johnson’s Reduce Reuse Recycle while my right arm is stretched to the back seat helping Ruby find her pacifier. Just the three of us on a little road trip to hook up with my niece and sister-in-law. We are meeting … Continue reading Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Break My Stride →
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just add peanut butter

One of my great joys is making a masterful meal out of nothing obvious. I love the challenge of staring into my fridge and freezer looking for an ingredient that will inspire a pairing that will end in a triumph. It doesn’t always work. But sometimes, it does. A few nights ago I started with carrots, celery and onions at the bottom of a big pot. It seemed like it was headed toward a soup. I added water and ginger … Continue reading just add peanut butter →
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hump day nuggets: bloom

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week A sweet dig reader sent a gift of four amaryllis bulbs when Ruby was born. She assigned each bulb the name of a person in my family. I opened each package to plant the bulbs and realized one bulb had come without its growing medium so I planted three in their separate pots and the other sat on our kitchen counter, waiting to dig … Continue reading hump day nuggets: bloom →
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Good Stuff

When my husband and I decided to have a family, I was nervous about all the STUFF that seemed to unavoidably come with kids. I feared a yard peppered with plastic toys and a living room where exersaucers replaced end tables. I dreaded a diaper bag that necessitated I do the hokey pokey to fit through a doorway. It’s because I like space between objects in my home and it’s because I didn’t want to quadruple my annual consumption of … Continue reading Good Stuff →
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