Tag Archives: children

Farm update

As previously mentioned in earlier posts, I’m spending a month working on a small organic farm in Ferndale, WA– a couple of hours north of Seattle. In my last post about that, I was weepy and despairing.  I’d just arrived, … Continue reading

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Why self care is really effing important

I’m going to preface this post by saying a few things: 1) I’ve not been the most diligent about blogging since I opened an account on WordPress.  I used to blog all the time, but for some reason or another, … Continue reading

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This is that inevitable blog post where I gush about the new Disney / Pixar film, “Brave”

I don’t care how old you are, if you haven’t seen the latest Disney / Pixar film, Brave, you need to get yourself to a movie theater rightthehellnow.  I’ve just added its protagonist, Merida, to my list of fictional heroes. … Continue reading

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Childfree role models

The kids I babysit are convinced that I’m a teenager.  For the longest time, I thought that this was because I look a lot younger than I actually am: I’m short and small-boned, I wear my hair long, and don’t … Continue reading

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An unacknowledged problem: child care in the U.S.

When I moved back in with my parents upon transferring from SVSU to WSU in 2010, I got a job as a regular babysitter.  So for the past two-ish years, I’ve been picking up the girls from school and watching … Continue reading

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