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Heather Ruch

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Homeschooling: Why am I doing this?

My children have been homeschooled since day one of their education. My son is 11 and in 6th grade, my daughter is 7 and in 2nd grade....

Can I Ever Achieve A Mastery of Parenting?

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve told my children to close the back door when they go in or out, flush the toilet...

Are You Feeling Baby Name Regret?

Would you regret giving your baby a common name? So much so that you would change it? Regret for common names and names that don’t...

Delight in Colorado Fall Colors…In A Cemetery?

I haven’t been feeling the need to drive up to the mountains for this year’s Colorado fall color spectacular. Perhaps the $3.60+ price at the...

Mayim Bialik Goes Beyond “Blossom” To Attachment Parent In “Beyond the Sling”

Mayim Bialik, who played the younger Bette Midler in Beaches back in 1988 and was Blossom from 1990-1994, is adding author to her resume with her...

Sign of Economic Recovery: Tooth Fairy Increases Payouts

Signs of economic recovery are on the horizon. According to a survey conducted by Visa and released last Tuesday, the average amount placed under the pillow...

How My Withered Garden Still Inspires Bountiful Preserves (with recipe!)

It’s August and the drought drones on…*heavy sigh*. I’ll admit that the heat beat me up this summer and left me listless on the couch...

Blessingway: A Woman-Centered Celebration of Birth

When I was pregnant with my son, my first child, in 2000 my co-workers threw me a wonderful baby shower at which I felt completely...

Liven Up Garden Pots with Color and Sparkle!

As July winds down and the drought continues, I’m noticing that my yard looks a little drab, a little brown, a little lack-luster. My daughter...

More Business of Being Born: We Are All Warriors

In April, I wrote about Ricki Lake’s first birth documentary The Business of Being Born (BOBB), click here to read that post. Now it’s time...