How To Call In A Cheetah—Part 1

Before I left to go on Safari at Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa as part of Martha Beck’s African STAR retreat, I kept joking about mystical cheetahs. Every time I’m with Martha, magic happens, so I was curious what mysteries would unfold in Africa. Would the cheetahs levitate? Would I have a run in with a psychic cheetah? Would a cheetah start speaking to me in tongues?...more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 5: Water

"I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;" ~ John Masefield, Sea-Fever...more

Mommies are Magical

With the Frozen mania in my home, it’s no surprise that my girls have become rather obsessed with Elsa, and her magical powers.  Mydaughter has started asking me if real people have magic and I always answer “I have magic” to which she usually giggles and says something like “no you don’t!” or “show me then!”And while she may be skeptical, I know the truth: I really am magic! (All mommies are.)...more

Do You Believe in Magic?

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Elevaters and Escalators and A Little Girl

There was a little girl wholoved to go downtown with her Gramma.They would take the bus from Gramma’s  apartmentto the transit station and get on a train.The train would take them to the center of the city.They would have a fine time shopping and having lunch.The only thing was continue reading...more

The Magical Shirt

There are some objects in this world that are enchanted. I’m not one to believe in superstitions, but certain occurrences are so otherworldly that even the most hardened skeptic has to reevaluate his or her policy of disbelief.One of these charmed objects recently found its way into our Ouija board-free home. It is making me doubt everything I thought I knew about the silent workings of the universe.I am beginning to believe that Cee’s green shirt with pink giraffes on it imbues her with super toddler powers....more

#NaBloPoMo Day 11: 11/11 @ 11:11 (Numerology)

11:11 Make a wish.Oh, you know that person. They are constantly looking at the clock, computer, or cell phone right at 11:11 and then posting about it. Maybe you are that person. But why? Why do we all *need* to make a wish at 11:11 and why is 11:11 on November 11th even more special?...more

#NaBloPoMo Day 10: Thinking Out Loud on Career Changes (did she say she is a witchdoctor?)

Or more that I am thinking about career shifts. It is no secret that I am a traditional homebirth midwife, that I love being a midwife, and that I want more and more expectant parents to feel free and capable enough to be their own midwives. Another hat I wear is that of Community Herbalist. I make herbal medicine for people — plain and simple. I do not have or operate a full on apothecary, but that is kind of a dream of mine....more

Magic Feather

Did you ever see the movie Dumbo?In it, Dumbo is supposed to perform in a circus, but he gets scared to jump out of the “building” for the circus act. So, he is given a feather, and he is told that it will help him fly. He holds the feather in is trunk and then he jumps.Then he flies. He believes it is the feather that has given him the power to fly. But one night he drops it.He flies on his own. No feather. The power was in him all the time....more