I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


What Mothers Do: Nothing Prepares You


This is reflection two. When interviewed, many mothers use the word “shock” to describe their initial feelings of being mothers. Why? Because your entire life changes 180 degrees in a moment. I relate it to culture shock. Suddenly, you are solely responsible for a little being, a little being that is needy and freaked out Read More

What Mothers Do: Who Understands?


This is reflection one. Summary: This chapter is about how it is difficult to convey to others what a mother does all day long parenting her child. For one, people who are not mothers don’t understand how “nothing” gets accomplished all day. This is especially because mothers often have nothing tangible to show for their Read More

What Mothers Do


I’m reading this (so far) great book called What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing by Naomi Stadlen. Stadlen is a psychotherapist, breastfeeding counselor, leader of a discussion group called Mothers Talking, and a mother of three. Her book is about “seemingly insignificant skills that mothers practice and refine every day, such as Read More