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Friday, September 26, 2008

I HUMBLY ANNOUNCE (AND SCREAM WITH EXCITEMENT) THAT SOME OF MY ESSAYS, PHOTOS AND POETRY HAS BEEN FEATURED IN SOME REALLY COOL SPOTS

A few months ago I submitted some essays, photos and poetry to a variety of literary places.

I received an email from someone letting me know that she LOVED my poem featured in the WISE MOM e-newsletter (HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK). Well, that is sooo sweet, what poem?? I didn't even know!!...how exciting

Then I was checking out this cool space WILD PARENTING and lo and behold, there is my essay on home birth!! check it out (and the other awesome essays) and see the great comments that I received about the essay:

Blogger Hippie Housewife said...

What a beautiful story.

September 5, 2008 11:12 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That gave me goosebumps! Beautifully written.

September 5, 2008 3:04 PM

Blogger 1001 Petals said...

That's an amazing birth!

September 7, 2008 10:09 PM

Blogger BarbaraH said...

Empowering - as birthing should be.

September 8, 2008 9:54 AM

Blogger Sam said...

Thankyou for sharing your beautiful experience.
My second son was a home-birth. He didn't arrive quite as quickly, but at only 4 hours start to finish, he too almost arrived before the midwife.
Then I was able to lie back on my bed, nursing my tiny baby, looking out at a beautiful, clear blue February sky.

September 20, 2008 4:14 PM

Blogger TicklyToes said...

beautiful story - not sure how this one found me, but I love it ... thank you.

September 21, 2008 2:21 PM

Blogger Rixy's Wrappers said...

truly beautiful

September 22, 2008 9:43 AM


THEN I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM SUDY STORM-I am sooo honored-asking to use some of my photographs in her upcoming scheduling book-yes of course you can use my photos!!! you can order a book @ WWW.THEMOONLODGE.NET

Support this amazing midwife and her mission to bring holistic, peaceful birth to Sierra Leone, West Africa, where she takes her training and skills and works in remote regions in the country. She is truly a blessing as she Shines around the world!

so, there you have it, my 3 places and my 30 seconds of fame! I am sooo tickled!

ARE YOU STILL ALIVE??? - they ask

Okay, so I've gotten some emails from people wondering where I've been, was I still alive.
The answer is YES, I am still kickin'! I have had some medical issues, none that I cannot get under control, but none-the-less, I have been dealing with that.

Not to mention homeschooling Zarian, chasing Cai and reading reading reading chapter books to Zay and his friend every night.

Forget the laundry, dishes and dinner-here is a an average conversation of 5 minutes in my home:

"Mom, I want pancakes with Bananas in them"

"Okay, Zarian, sure, why not?"

"Mom, Zaccai has a rock in his mouth!"

"Mom, I have a surprise for you behind my back, you wanna know what it is?"

"Yes, let me see-OH A POISONOUS MUSHROOM FROM THE BACK YARD-WASH YOUR HANDS!!!"

"But MOM! It feels so great when I rub the inside of the mushroom, you wanna try it?"

"NO! When did you sneak out to the back yard, anyway???"

"Mom, Zaccai has his finger stuck in the VCR"

"Mom, are those banana pancakes done YET???"

"The short vowel sound for 'I' is /i/-like ummmm IGLOO, hold on, another example is...ummm...Zaccai, don't pull the books off of the top shelf, let me help you, okay, hmmm, another short "I" sound is...hmmm????"

"THE SHORT VOWEL SOUND FOR "I" IS LIKE IMAGINATION" SAYS ZARIAN

"okay, who is teaching whom here?" I think

"yes, that is awesome, "i" for imagination!!"

"let's do the short vowel sound "e" like ELEPHANT. The e in elephant sounds like "eh" "eh" 'elephant', elephant says 'eh, eh'"

"NO MOM THE ELEPHANT DOESN'T SAY 'EH, EH' IT SAYS WHOOOOSH LIKE WHEN IT BLOWS WATER FROM IT'S TRUNK!!!"

"OKAY, bad example"

"Let's do 'g' mamma"

"okay, "g" sounds like 'G, G' like grass, g, g like gate, g, g, like grapes, g, g"

"YAH MOM LIKE THIS, 'GAH, GAH, LIKE RIVER AND GAH, GAH, LIKE WATER AND GAH, GAH, LIKE FENCE"

"no, not exactly the same sounds Zarian, what happened to the brilliace of 'imagination"

"mom, are you to 'occupied' to make those banana pancakes???"

"HUH, DID YOU USE THE WORK OCCUPIED???"
thinking, but can't get the 'g' sound??

"Mom, do you think Cai will want honey on his pancakes WHENEVER YOU GET THEM FINISHED?!"

"Yes, OH WHERE IS CAI ANYWAY???????? OH MY..."

"OH, MOM, HE IS IN THE BATHROOM MESSING WITH THE WATER"

"WHAT WATER??? oh, the toilet water...time for a bath"

"are we ever going to eat???"

yah, that's just 5 minutes...

any questions about where i've been??