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My first destination

My first destination was Kansas City to visit my dear friend, Margaret, and to teach a Birthing From Within workshop. Twenty-six hours of driving divided by four days = six hours driving a day. Pretty reasonable. Getting through Eastern Washington and Idaho was a breeze. But Montana went on and on and on. But what…

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On the Road – It’s REAL

This is where I am today, October 9, 2019.  I have a lot of blog catching up to do, but here’s the synopsis:  On September 1, 2019, I finally – FINALLY! – left Seattle for my new life on the road, living in a van. That’s a picture of me heading east on I-90, with…

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A Love Letter to the Seattle Birth Community

An Open Letter of Love and Gratitude…  As I close the doors to Big Belly Services, sell off my belongings, and prepare to drive off into my new life, I am filled with so many memories and so much gratitude for the Seattle birth community.  My midwives who started me off on this path, Suzy…

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Making the Cut

When I was a little girl, I’d lie on my back on the living room floor and look up at the ceiling. The tops of the built-in bookcases became the bottoms, the light fixtures became mushroom caps, the ceiling beams became thresholds to different rooms, different worlds. That ‘ceiling’ was the floor of my private…

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This is it.

If there’s anything I am drawn to…. it’s CHANGE!  I know change can be an uncomfortable proposition for many, but I have always leaned into it and actually thrive on it.  For those who know me well, they’d even say I go out searching for it.  And they are right!  My biggest fear is being…

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How did this come about?

I had been waiting for my youngest son to graduate. I made an agreement in 2013 that I would stay in Seattle until he finished high school, and then I could leave.  I’ve been wanting to live in the country, on land, in a yurt or tiny home, homesteading, for many many years.  As his…

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