Etsy Love Fest: Narnia

Header - Narnai Signpost | SpiritMAMA Blog

I heart Etsy. Not that I endorse consumer culture overly much, but I do love artists and crafty-people. And a lot of folks on Etsy are moms making it work. I’m happy to support. If you’re gonna buy, to the best of your abilities, buy second-hand, local, handmade or mom and pop. (In other words, avoid […]

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Go Play Outside – My Top 10 List for Summer Camp

Mama and Boy on a Mountain | SpiritMAMA Blog

We are lucky enough to live in one of the last wild places on the Mama, here in the Pacific Northwest. And yet, living in the middle of Vancouver I still feel too cityfied most days. I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to get my family out into Nature. And although going to a […]

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Happy Ostara

Ostara by Helena Nelson Reed | SpiritMAMA Blog

We started following the traditional wheel of the year many years ago after a rather harrowing Christmas season. The stress of it all made me question why I was actually doing it. We weren’t Christian after all and back then that seemed pretty black and white. We weren’t pagan either. We had no religious leanings. I […]

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Emily of New Moon and ‘The Flash’

Emily of New Moon | SpiritMAMA Blog

I read these books when I was little, probably around nine or ten, and they have always stuck with me. Written by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942, they are similar to Anne of Green Gables (by the same author) which people may be more acquainted with, but they are a little darker, with the […]

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My Ancestors – A Visitation, and a Short Film

Scotland Castle | SpiritMAMA Blog

Reading from blogs this week: an article and a short film. Theme: ancestors. The article (with lots of typos but otherwise great) about the invention of the ethnic term ‘white’, and how that concept of white, homogenized all European cultures into one ethnic group, wiping out distinctive cultures in the new world. A concept I had never […]

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How Solstice Was Magic This Year

Altar with Ptarmigan Statue 2015 | SpiritMAMA Blog

This year, in the beginning, the usual winter holiday festivities felt staged to me. A little barren, a little rote. We had more cash to buy gifts than usual, but this actually made everything a tad more stressful (shopping) and left me feeling hollow. I opted out of doing any hosting this year. Usually we host […]

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