Is It Victim Blaming?

I was told, this week, that I am a promoter of rape culture. I was called a victim blamer.If you know me at all, in person or through this blog, you can guess that I was a bit blind sided by that. I spend my life cheering for the underdog and seeking ways to help the downtrodden. It's not just that I feel it's the right thing to do. I truly feel it is my calling from God.  So when those words were said to me I examined them very closely....more

Today Is A Good Day.

I don't go out of my way to read my horoscope but on Monday I happened across mine for that day. It promised me I would feel happier and luckier that day than I ever had before.  I joked about that with Handsome Hippie Hubby. What would we do with all those lottery winnings?...more

I Don't Understand!

I recently overheard a conversation that went something like this:Elderly, white middle class guy from the Midwest #1, "I don't understand those people in Ferguson. What does rioting have to do with justice?"...more

Common Crunchy Phrases That Make This Hippie Chick Cringe

It's true. I have strong feelings about what's best for my family regarding breastfeeding, baby wearing, discipline, school, our food choices and more. I think the "granola lifestyle" is a great way to live that will bring you personal health and peace and I truly believe that those benefits ripple through our society as more people choose this path. Our lifestyle choices are carefully thought-out. We're not just jumping on a bandwagon.  For that reason, it's frustrating when people immediately dismiss us as "fruity" or "fringe."...more

Homeschool With A Side of Public

Two years ago, we thought long and hard about pulling our daughter out of public school. When we'd lived in the city we had a lot of choices as to where she could attend but when we moved to a small town the choices dried up. There was the local public school, there was the option to drive her 15+ miles one way every day throughout the Michigan winters, or there was homeschool....more

Is Everybody Doing It?

We Hippies live near Toledo, OH and Handsome Hippie Hubby works there.  Last week we witnessed what happens when world comes to a screeching halt for nearly half a million people when an algae bloom on Lake Erie contaminated the city's water supply.  Residents of the city and many surrounding communities (thankfully not ours) were told not to drink, or even touch, the water coming out of their taps....more

Breastfeeding is Awesome! (Usually)

My one and only super controversial, highly scandalous breastfeeding photo.August 1-7, 2014 is world breastfeeding week....more

10 Ways To Let Your Man Know You Love Him

I woke up today thinking about Handsome Hippie Hubby. More specifically, about what it's like to married to this guy. We have an inside joke about being "twin souls" but the truth is I really feel like that....more
Great list.  I couldn't agree more with #1.  Appreciation is so important.more

Let There Be Peace On Earth, And Let It Begin With Me

The news is overwhelming these days. I can't remember a time in my own life when so many stories of war and unrest were pouring in from so many parts of the world, simultaneously. It saddens and sickens me to hear the reports. Hundreds have died here. Thousands over there. This country is aligning with that one to defeat the one over there. Killing and more killing. Bloodshed and more bloodshed. An eye for an eye and the world is going blind....more