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Life As If It Mattered

  Life As If It Mattered, Nourishing Families, Living in Love Nourishing families, diving into holism.  I made something, for you. I've been wanting to provide you all with greater access to the ideas I have been studying and implementing in my work as an educator and parent. While I have dabbled in the world of videos, my editing skills are lacking and the time that's needed to put...

Nourishing Hot Cocoa Elixir

  One of my favorite ways to stay nourished and healthy in the winter months (when our bodies get less Vitamin D from the sun) is to add herbs and adapotogens to warm and cozy beverages. Here is my preferred recipe for a warming hot cocoa beverage that soothes the body and supports the immune system. To learn more about the herbs I include in my elixir follow the links or feel free to...

Become a Home Roots Subscriber & Access Nature Based Learning Resources

Become a Home Roots Patreon Subscriber & Access Nature Based Learning Resources Okay so what is Patreon? What do you get when you become a Home Roots supporter on Patreon? Read on to find out! Patreon is a membership platform for creators and artists to share their work. It enables people like me to create and share in one space where supporters (or subscribers) can access that work for a...

Motherhood as Meditation

This morning I got up to make a cup of tea before the children woke. I had scarcely filled the kettle before tiny sounds called me back to the bedroom and a sleepy baby held her arms up. I tried to set her down with toys so I could carry on with the morning but she fussed and wailed until I scooped her up again. Motherhood as a different pace than the life I knew previously. We have created...

Honest Motherhood

What no one tells you There are days I sit here and think that what no one tells you about motherhood could fill several encyclopedias. No one tells you how you will barely be able to think about anything but this new human. Everything else in your life fades into white background noise. Nothing will ever be as important as seeing those tiny little cheeks break into a smile, watching the rise...

Finding Strength as a New Mother

  When my son was born, my partner kept telling me I was strong. The strongest person he'd ever met. Most days I didn't feel strong. Most days I felt really tired, a little weepy and overwhelmed. What kind of person was I now? Explorer? Wanderer? Mother? Wife? Daughter? And then the daily struggle of wondering what I'd forgotten in the newborn hazy days of little sleep. Did I remember to...