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Monthly Archives: April 2017

In Our Own Backyard

Check out my new column in the Times Weekly! In Our Own Backyard is a new weekly column in The Times Weekly that will cover environmental justice and climate change, and how these issues impact our families every day. If you think oil spills, contaminated soil and toxic water pipes don’t really affect you – we want you to think again. It’s happening right here, right now, in our own backyard…

Love is Love is Love

Just got back from Boston, where they party like it’s 1776! Had an amazing time at the New England RWA Writers’ Conference, where I got inspiration and instruction — and margaritas — from best-selling authors, including Zoe York and Damon Suede.  Zoe York’s keynote luncheon address brought me to tears; she spoke lovingly and longingly of her late mom, the writer, creator and founder of The Compleat Mother magazine, which advocated for breastfeeding, attachment parenting and natural childbirth. This magazine — and Zoe’s mom —  heavily influenced my decision to nurse my…