I’m Ready to Run… Back to California!

Bakersfield Sign in Bakersfield California

Now, if you have been following along for any length of time, you’re quite aware that I don’t want to live in California. I don’t want to raise my children there, I want a better life and better education for them. I want weather that is more even and less extreme. And, I want landscape […]

Our Highlights from 2013

Highlights from 2013

I feel like the last year was a huge wave for our family. There were many amazing things going on and yet there were some very had times as well. During all of it, we were living the first year of life with twins. Of course, we had a big move, and so many other […]

Babywearing: Safety & Best Practices


Shortly after learning that I was pregnant with twins (at 17 weeks) one of my first disappointments was the thought that I would not be able to wear them. Babywearing was such a huge part of getting out the house and shopping when Zadey was a baby that I wasn’t sure how I would survive […]

Can Life Be More Local and Sustainable?


For many years I have worked, in some fashion, with my Dad. Typically, along with my business partner, we develop his business’ website, graphics, business cards, the whole works. It was 8 years ago when I first developed an image for him that would highlight how “green” the company was, what their company consumption was, […]

How To Plan An Out of State Move


A friend of mine recently asked me how I plan an out of state move. It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this question, I’m sure it won’t be the last. But, I decided to write about the process I take to make big moves, especially to places I have never been. My first […]

Searching For My Brother’s Birth-Parents


My brother, Steve, is an awesome guy. He’s crazy funny, very political, a little off the wall, and always good for a good pep talk that may or may not include seriousness. Growing up Steve and I weren’t very close. Time and age did that for us. But now, he’s my go-to brother. He’s Zadey […]