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Family Time

I hope to raise Henry with a healthy, educated view of stuff. It's tricky. My own relationship with stuff is conflicted. I like to hold onto things that trigger memories, but I also don't want anything new.The Story of Stuff films and book have really...

As I read yet another post on Facebook about abortion laws, the thought occurs to me again. I try to enjoy the moment. Live in right now, where everything is lovely, people he knows are bursting with love for him and the only pain he...

Henry is bundled up next to me on the couch. He's looking at me and sucking his pacifier. I know he's sleepy because he's been dozing on and off since 7. It's 8:30 now and we usually put him to bed at 9. And this...

A friend posted on Facebook asking what her friends did today to make the world a better place. I wrote: "Made Christmas cookies with my family. Raising Henry to be a loving, empathetic, soulful creature who is secure, generous, kind, confident and self-reliant is my...

We have a very cute son.  Henry John Charles Austin-Avon.  He was born Wednesday, August 22nd at 10:05AM.  He's healthy, he's happy.  Mom's healthy, we're happy.  We're having a good time.  A lot has happened over the past seven weeks.  A lot.  We've grown, he's grown. ...

So this isn't a happy-mushy thing to talk about, but it's kind of all-consuming for me right now. Baby is breech. When the ultrasound tech told us that at 32 weeks, I thought eh, so what. We have time. But the OBGYNs said weeeell, you might...

This little dude is breech. We've tried everything: Inversions both on the ironing board and frontward off the couch, acupuncture, moxibustion, crawling around on the floor, bouncing on an exercise ball, the chiropractic Webster Technique, "sifting", hypnosis, playing music and shining lights at the bottom of...