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Sitting in the Sunlight: Miracles of We

by flowers on April 11, 2011 · 9 comments

After many months of growing and changing for you… After hours and hours of sweating and laboring for you… After many more months of adjusting and making room for you… One morning I wake up and, almost as if nothing has happened, you are here: sitting in the morning sunlight like you were born to [...]


ost people operate under the illusion that once they get what they want they will be happy. (I can hear you all right now saying, “but it’s true! I will be happy when….”). This is conditional happiness and it doesn’t last. It’s good for a few kicks and you can certainly ride it out for [...]


Trusting Others and Learning How to Serve

by flowers on February 2, 2011 · 12 comments

My Nana is in the hospital and people are taking care of her. The quality of her care is a matter of life and death. Her moments seem more important now that she’s here. I am mother. Now I know what it means to take care of someone twenty-four hours a day, seven days of [...]


dpp ’10 :: The First Gift of Christmas

by flowers on December 8, 2010 · 3 comments

Today we received our first gift of Christmas and it warmed my heart better than a shiny new Kindle. An older couple who befriended and supported us when we first moved to town without friends, families or jobs (a story for another day) stopped by to see the baby and visit. They only stayed for [...]


DPP ’10 :: Oh Christmas Tree

by flowers on December 7, 2010 · 4 comments

This is a really busy month for us. We are both working on the business as much as possible because we usually don’t have much work in the winter and are trying to squeeze as much in before it’s too cold to work. (Some of our work revolves around trying to change this.) In the [...]


Buddha on a Pirate Ship

by flowers on December 2, 2010 · 15 comments

This is a picture of my steady man living out his vision. A while back we took some time to evaluate our home, work, goals and visions. I asked Stone how he envisioned himself in context to our home and family and after a short pause he responded, “Buddha on a pirate ship.” I gave [...]


Choose Your Words Carefully

by flowers on October 19, 2010 · 30 comments

Words are powerful. They can be a soothing elixir of health and wellness and they can also be deadly weapons. Choosing the words we use, in any and every relationship, very well defines our quality of relationships. We can build confidence and show our support with our words; we can also deeply hurt and wound [...]


Last month Anni Daulter sent me a copy of her new cook book Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers. I’ve been preoccupied these past weeks, but every chance I get I pick it up just to soak in its loveliness. Well written and full of stunning photos of both beautiful babies and sumptuous [...]


Shrinking Rocks with Smiles

by flowers on August 2, 2010 · 9 comments

I’ve invited a series of guest posters to contribute as we welcome the newest member of our family. Please welcome the wise words of Kelly who blogs over at Sage Tribe. You know that feeling- that one that┬ásometimes starts out because of something┬ásmall-┬ámaybe a stubbed toe, a hang nail, or a mean look- and it [...]


Radical Courage

by flowers on July 26, 2010 · 17 comments

In celebration of our newest arrival I’ve invited some of my favorite bloggers to guest post. Today Tara from The Organic Sister is here to share some of her radical wisdom with us. I’ve never seen myself as a particularly courageous person, but the more experience I have with life and the more strangers with [...]

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