Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Wednesday at Church

I took Evan, Eliot, Ben, and Elaina to hang out at church for the Winter Wednesday fun evening. We had food and fun with friends from church. They made snowflakes and explored all things sticky! Most important of all... they had fun.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Helping mothers in need

I so enjoy being a resource to breastfeeding mothers when they need support.  Whether it is a new mom with basic questions and in need of a home visit or a sick mother who needs support to continue nursing when the world screams at her to use treatments she is not comfortable with. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Heart attack?

Seriously? ??? I can not have heart issues. I just had a  "I thought I would die" moment. Panic attack or what I am not sure. No breath and my chest felt heavy. I talked to my neighbor friend who is a nurse and she assured me in my non-logic thinking self that if I can text can I am not having a heart attach. But, man... that was the most pain aside from or even equal to childbirth that I have been in.

Working in my new class....

There are dinosaurs afoot....

Of course working with 2 year olds again after teaching infants doesn't mean the fun ends. Dinosaurs is the theme of the week and man do they get into everything. ...

Smell testing at church....

Ben's preschool class had a great time trying to match smells to pictures of the items. In the nursery Elaina had fun making Winter streamers. Eliot and Evan wanted to hang out with me a bit but they eventually went to their class. Those were the only 4 who came with me to church yesterday.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Blessed Full Moon

Lighting our candle and keeping it simple tonight. I catheter some cedar today and harvested some rosemary to support the need for evergreens in this cooler season.

The Red Tent

I hosted my first Red Tent meeting.  It didn't go quite as planned. I enjoyed myself but everyone who was planning on attending didn't make it. Hopefully we will be able to have one every month. I just need to advertise more....

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Learning our colors

Playing with my candles just like Elaina does.... that is how we learn our colors in this Magical household.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Eliot's thought

Eliot has been dreaming and thinking of a tree. It isn't quite a nightmare but she wants the dream to stop. We decided that if she drew a picture of it and we burned it in my cauldron it would help dispell the negative feelings.  So far it seems to have worked. ...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Another custom Blessingway Bead order

I enjoyed putting together yet another custom bead order. It is nice to think I have a role in other women's births even if we are strangers.

Happy 1st Birthday Etta!!

One year ago we barely made it to UAB for Etta ' s delivery. I should have just had her at home. She is a unique baby and may be our last baby. This last year has held a lot of challenges for her and us all. May her next year hold promises...

Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Moon gathering with the family

I found a wonderful blackboard candle that you can write on with chalk. What a great way to share a message with the universe.  I chose a round black candle for the Chalice. Along with representations of the elements and a black Mother candle we welcomed new beginnings tonight. Eliot and Elaina ran around the yard l8ke wild children. Evan and Ben took a look and stayed inside most of the time. Etta nursed in my lap. It will be Etta ' s birthday and Bread Communion at church tomorrow so a lot to celebrate. ...