Mother’s Day Grief: dealing with the day after infant loss
I am feeling like a small canoe lost at sea. I am floating around, and I look rather normal up close. It is only unless you look a little longer and see the bigger picture do you see just how lost I really am. So here I go lost and floating around out into the greater world waiting for that stranger to boldly wish me a Happy Mother’s Day. I will smile and say, “Thank you.”
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts they’ll actually use
ays been pretty utilitarian. For instance, they used the box of luxury chocolates I bought to store sewing kit essentials. So I’ve had to get creative with coming up with gift ideas for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day that I know they’ll actually use and appreciate.
Advice for those considering a geodesic dome house
We live in a three-bedroom, two bath two story geodesic dome house with 4 ft. riser walls on the central Oregon coast. Built in 1981, we are about 2 city blocks from the beach and elevated 151 ft above sea level, tucked into the trees with ocean views on two sides among conventional houses. Here’s my advice for those considering buying a geodesic dome house…
What’s a death doula? (And why I became one)
Death doulas see death not only as something that’s a necessary part of life… but something that can even be beautiful.
How to adopt an elephant
Many years ago, when I was greedily going through every article on Offbeat Home to absorb all of the awesomeness within, I came across an article about how to adopt an elephant from Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust. This year, I finally adopted my own orphaned elephant.
I just got laid off what do I do now?
Hi, my name is Suki and last month I got unexpectedly laid off, along with a third of the company where I was working. This week, I just started a new job… Let me tell you what I did to stay sane and quickly pivot from lay off depression to proactive job hunting momentum.