Category Archives: Bliss

Homebirth of Bliss

  THE BLESSINGWAY: TO GATHER THE STARS IN A SATCHEL, TO CONNECT WITH SUPPORT BEAMS   My husband helped me rally support around Bliss’s planned home birth. I had asked friends to write me a note, or a quote, to … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

I’m back! While you weren’t looking, David and I had another baby, and named her Bliss. We really did it. Bliss Blaustein was born at home October 5th. She was brought earthside in a lightning bolt, and our midwife missed … Continue reading

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Let the Music[ian] Play!

I filled a glass syrup jug with water and whistled for Adela’s amusement, presenting it like a really neat trick. Then I said, “Wait! Let me show you what happens when I put MORE water in! What do you think’s … Continue reading

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Cookies That Will Capture Your Heart!

There’s something magical about these soft chocolate cocoa cookies. When I made them Saturday, and my husband came home from covering an event, he ate six of them! So, I made another batch. When I gave one to our cleaning … Continue reading

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Mother as First Guru

I had a breakthrough moment with our daughter that I’m eager to share. At certain skills, I’m a perpetual beginner. Starting and starting again, back to square one, even though I’d like to build a skill, a discipline, a practice. … Continue reading

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Summer Highlights

I thought last summer was the most amazing summer of my life, but looking back through the pictures from this summer, I’m convinced that this one may have been the best. We visited Hart’s Brook Nature Preserve, where we tasted … Continue reading

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How To Get Your Juices Flowing

Do you know what it feels like to be “in the flow”? You may have even used the phrase without knowing its origins. A famous theorist and author with a hard-to-pronounce name changed my life. If you haven’t already read … Continue reading

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