A Little Moxie - Travel, disability & living life with some courage

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  • This Week on the Lost Coast

    [Translate] This week I suffered from severe llama-envy ..or is he an alpaca? I can’t tell the difference But I love these guys, they always look like they are cracking up over some awesome joke, don’t they? When we start living here full-time, I’d love a few llamas (or alpacas?) running around. Goats too. Goats […]

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  • Blog Hop!

    [Translate] Hey! Go ahead and drop a link below to a post you wrote this week and want to share – or follow the optional prompt in challenging yourself to write or present something in a new way (that is, a post in which you do something you don’t usually – be it, vlog, draw, […]

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  • Humboldt County Fair: Photo Essay!

    [Translate] We went to the Humboldt County Fair last week, just me and the kids. It was our first time and I was utterly floored with delight. It was simply wonderful, peaches and cream, awesome. Really nice people, interesting exhibits (cows!! rabbits! potato art! a flower show with local honey tasting!), nice stuff for sale […]

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  • This n’ That on the Lost Coast

    [Translate] Lost Coast culture seems to be similar to Japanese culture, which reminds me of Minnesotan culture and that’s probably a reflection of Scandanavian culture. Hey, that’s like a walk around the world! In a nutshell, people are friendly and polite and they need TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME to get to know you. And once you are in, you […]

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  • 1st Grader!

    [Translate] I just dropped Micah off at The Best School Ever. The entire school – all 50 people? – had assembled in a circle under the large oak tree. There was a round of introductions, all the kids introduced themselves, the adults too. The principle went over a couple of new things (- like, Friday […]

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  • The Two-Thirds Club

    [Translate] I was just going to dig up an older blog post for the hop this week. I mean, God knows I have a pile of posts about disability and the influence of it on my world, in the world, and so forth. But I realized I haven’t actually written anything about how my connection […]

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  • Summer Blogging Series: It Changed How I See the World

    [Translate] I got up around 5:30 this morning to get this post together, but the highly suck-tastic thing about rural Lost Coast life is that my internet access can literally depend on which way the wind is blowing. Or how foggy it is. It was a no-go clear on until now – and I don’t know […]

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  • Potty Training (with & without Down syndrome)

    [Translate] The Best School Ever said that it’s okay that Moxie isn’t potty trained, they want her (and more stuff like that that has me looking at my toes because I’m always worried I’ll start crying over their total awesomeness). But even with them saying so, I know it’s a good thing to get her […]

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  • Waldorf, Roadschooling & The Best School Ever

    [Translate] The Best School Ever is exactly that because of their flexible approach to education and inclusivity. Let me explain that a little bit. You see, everywhere up until we went there, we met a lot of distance with Moxie. I’m deaf; I see a lot. I saw the way that people’s eyes shuttered with […]

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  • A Golden Moment: Moxie in the Meadow

    [Translate] She is as naked as the day she was born, running through the small meadow, the tall grass swaying in the wind around her. Her hair catches the evening light and a halo is born. She is a small girl, clearly loving the feel of her body, her skin, her world – she twirls […]

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  • Summer Blogging Series: CATCH UP!

    [Translate] I caught this guy napping on the couch AGAIN, and she was over in the next room, snoozing instead of writing… and I totally get it – it’s not easy writing or following a bunch of thought provoking prompts when you have little children screaming all over you, crying, moaning, needing, wanting, neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeding and […]

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  • 21 Day Fix: Weight Loss Update

    [Translate] Hey! I’m still at it! Chugging away at the weight loss, one pound at a time. I had a rough go of it recently with one of my best friends coming to visit and we went The Ice Cream Route because really, that’s So. Much. Fun!! It was worth it, but like anything that’s […]

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  • Robin Williams and Cancer of the Spirit

    [Translate] I love Elvis, I really do. I think his voice was simply magic, like the male version of Karen Carpenter, it’s liquid velvet on a rainbow. Anyway, I was watching “Elvis on Tour” the other night with the kids and I was watching how everyone reacted to him. Sure, he was wearing a cape […]

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  • iPad Apps for the Kids

    [Translate] Since we’re cranking up for leaving in October, hitting the road again, I’m re-visiting books and the ipad… Both kids use the iPad quite a bit and I give it full credit for teaching Moxie the alphabet, making her super interested in phonics. It’s making yogis, readers, artists, singers and problem-solvers out of the […]

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  • Round Here: A Photo Essay

    [Translate] There is a song called, “Round Here” by The Counting Crows. I didn’t like it half as well as I liked “Omaha”, but the chorus of Round Here catches my brain like an infectious ear worm - Round here we always stand up straight Round here something radiates I listened to that album on-repeat […]

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  • Summer Series Blog Hop: Golden Moments

    [Translate] Hey! We’re back! First, THE BOOK. We have about 6 people who said they are in (and I’ll be emailing everyone this week to get started). Now, if you have a post or two that you’d like to see in the book compilation, that’s fine. If you have the whole series that you’d like […]

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  • Why I am Not Touching the Story about the Abandoned Baby with Down syndrome

    [Translate] There is a story that is going seriously viral right now, about an Australian couple that had a surrogate mother in Thailand grow them twins. When one of the twins was born with Down syndrome and health complications, the couple apparently abandoned him and went on back to the Land Down Under with their […]

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  • MICE ARE MAKING ME PARANOID

    [Translate] You have to understand, you guys: I grew up in FIJI. Hot, sweltering, FIJI, where cockroaches flying around were so large that some tourists would think they were some kind of shiny (slimy?) black bird. And I could crush those things under my flimsy rubber flip-flops without breaking stride in my conversations. The spiders […]

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  • Breastfeeding: DONE! (with Carlton Banks)

    [Translate] I AM DONE. This is what happened: a couple of months ago, I thought I’d froth in the mouth if I had ONE.MORE.NIGHT of the nursing scenario that Mac-Q went through: the kicking, pushing, pulling, biting, squirming misery. On that night, I (somehow) got him to fall asleep without it and crept down to my […]

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  • A Big (Kindle Heavy) List of Books for (Traveling & Homeschooling) Boys!

    [Translate] School will be starting next month over here at The Best School Ever, but we are starting to get our ducks in a row for the roadschooling we’ll be engaged in, come October when we hit the road again. The Best School Ever will be working with us on a homeschool curriculum for the […]

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