Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

At forty, in the crucible of a mid-life crisis, I had to disassociate myself from the whole mess, from plant-based eating associated with my husband being an authority in my life and from good cook = good mom.

Falling Apart

Falling Apart

I had been onboard with this diet for many years and we had influenced dietary changes in our extended families. We had raised kids who ate vegetables! But I was starting to ask questions and have doubts.

Becoming mostly-vegan ~ Following an authority I could trust

Becoming mostly-vegan ~ Following an authority I could trust

I wanted to be a good wife and support my husband's health and his beliefs. I was the cook of the household and if plant-based eating was going to work for us, I had to be on board. Although it took me almost 2 years to come around to the idea, when I did, I jumped in wholeheartedly.

Becoming Un-vegan ~ An Introduction

Becoming Un-vegan ~ An Introduction

A couple years ago I said "enough" to our mostly-vegan diet. In this series I'm bringing that story up-to-date on the blog.

High Summer ~ The Return of Moxie

High Summer ~ The Return of Moxie

My confidence has returned. I don't feel broken anymore. And at least a majority of the time I feel I have the tools to handle what comes my way. This is a vast improvement from four years ago and from the crippling self-doubt I've experienced with bouts of anxiety since.

High Summer ~ Garden, Work & Homeschool

High Summer ~ Garden, Work & Homeschool

Growing a garden, getting stuff done around the apartment, being gainfully employed and getting these kids graduated.

High Summer ~ Family, Travel & Outdoors

High Summer ~ Family, Travel & Outdoors

Making new friends and sharing hospitality; music, dancing, and singing; celebrating and participating in creativity; the beauty of the countryside always reminds me that the world is a wonderful place to be.