Author Archives: The Conscious Mom

Lift. Pull. Flop.

Have you ever read “The Missing Piece Meets the Big O” by Shel Silverstein? It’s basically about a triangle shaped piece that tries to fit into a Pac Man shaped piece so he could roll along with Pac Man. But … Continue reading

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Delight in Disorder

Here’s a little something something I thought you might enjoy for Valentine’s Day. It’s a poem by 17th century clergyman and poet Robert Herrick. (Before you roll your eyes and yawn, don’t let his clergyman status fool you… his poems … Continue reading

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Stop Hating Vegans

Several months ago, someone spray-painted “vegans” at the bottom of the stop sign in my neighborhood. It made me chuckle a little. And then roll my eyes. Every time I see it, it reminds me — and maybe others who … Continue reading

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Disclaimer 2014: Imperfection is the New Awesome

I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason I was able to write every single day in November for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) was only slightly related to the fact that I had made a commitment to do it. … Continue reading

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Quinoa Granola, My New Love

I’ve been trying to find something, anything, that will satisfy my cravings for something crunchy to snack on that does not include gluten, corn, onion, garlic, egg or dairy. (Not that dairy is necessarily crunchy… but still…my list of acceptable … Continue reading

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To Pizza, With Love

Dear Pizza, It’s been several weeks since you’ve been at my house. I know we decided that it was not good for us to be together anymore — at least for a very long time while I take time to … Continue reading

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Congratulations from Buddy the Elf!

Well, I did it. Every single day for a month. EVEN THOUGH during this month I hosted an artist open house, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and our car was stolen. It just proves (to myself anyway) that if you … Continue reading

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Not. Giving. Up.

My husband’s car was stolen a couple of days ago, and I am at the very Very end of my VERY frayed rope. I have spent the day car shopping with three kids and getting the auto loan pre-qualification papers … Continue reading

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Five Dollar Christmas Challenge

I used to love Christmas when I was single. Decorating the tree, putting up the lights, wrapping and shopping for all the gifts. But that was before. Before kids and mortgages and the stress of being a responsible adult in … Continue reading

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The Quiltmaker’s Gift

Have you seen this wonderful little book? It is perfect for sharing on Thanksgiving. The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau is a beautiful story, both in its core message and visually stunning illustrations, of a greedy and dissatisfied king who … Continue reading

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