Finding Hope: Being Normal Isn’t For Everyone


When Aidan was just a baby, I considered homeschooling.  I didn’t have any particular reason, I just remember talking about it.  It seemed like the right thing to do.   But then I poo-pooed that idea.  I mean, only religious people homeschool.  Isn’t that right?  And we’ve established that I don’t fit that mold. So… 

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What is Real Life?

Sometimes I feel like I’m not living a real life.  You know, like the people who live in a remote village never having contact with the outside world?  Well, obviously I’m nothing like them.  But I feel a smidge more like them than whatever is considered normal.  And that’s simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying.  We pay… 

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Equality & Coffee Tables


My first order of business is to congratulate Hawaii on becoming the 16th state to legislate marriage equality! If you don’t know, I’ve been a huge supporter of gay human rights since I was a wee little girl.  My mom is a lesbian and I remember her explaining what that word actually meant when I… 

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Content & Settled


I would like to confess that the kids and I rock out to Miley and the Bieb every morning to get our day started just right.  And I’m not at all embarrassed.  Miley may make some choices that I don’t quite understand, but I still love her damn music.  And same goes with JB, although… 

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Ride the Wave


There is a tornado happening in my head.  I’m slowly forgetting the magic that is this place because we are settling into normal life.  It’s a fight to remember to look at the mountains and soak in the beauty. I mean, shit, that is the view when leaving my neighborhood.  It’s amazing!  But it’s so… 

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Hiking and Pumpkins!


Hi.  I need to blog today.  I’m sucking all of the joy out of this place.  I’m in Hawaii for the love of God, but I’m stressing the eff out. I mean, THIS is just minutes from us – what is there to be worried about?  (We haven’t actually done any swimming in the ocean… 

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Unschooling (Mostly)

Big news.  Unrelated to health, but still big. I officially informed the kids’ virtual school that we would not be returning next year.  Huge sigh of relief.  It has been a great experience for us and I’m thankful the school exists.  But it is no longer working for us.  I have proven to myself this… 

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