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Rachel Wolf
I am a homebirthing, homeschooling, work at home radical mama.
Interests: sewing, baking, crafting, being present with my kids, exploring, unschooling, connecting, sitting by the fire.
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If I had it to do over again I would make one doll for my kids when they were toddlers and one doll when they were older. It's enough. Really. And to learn to truly treasure what you have? What a gift. It really is hard to know when to stop making and giving. It's the crafty curse!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on The toys are gone at Clean.
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Several weeks ago we rearranged our house. We changed up the location of our bedrooms to carve out a separate space for each of the kids. And figuring out where to put all of our belongings in this new arrangement,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Clean.
So good! Thanks, Dan! ~ Rachel
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on About me... at Clean.
Hi, Liz! That was so fun to meet you that day at the thrift store. You were so sweet and full of grace. You made my day!
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As many of you know I own a small body care business called LüSa Organics. As the photos above will attest, we have a pretty good time at it, too. Named after our kids Lupine and Sage (forgive me for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Clean.
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What a perfect use for something that would otherwise be waste! Well try it with some lamb fat next year. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2014 on Homemade Fire Starter Tutorial at Clean.
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Lupine turned eight yesterday. And her day was so sweet, so simple, so mellow. So Lupine. She decided to skip the party this year in exchange for a day in town last week with one dear friend. We went for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Clean.
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This is a repost from last year, one of the most popular, resonant posts I have ever shared. It struck a cord for so many of you who are striving for less stuff and more meaning in your lives. We're... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Clean.
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We went to the woods again, called back by the quiet beauty of the forest after the leaves fall. We hiked and explored and looked for deer sign, moss, crystals, and caves. At some point Pete climbed far up into... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Clean.
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Creating a yes environment means setting your child up for success each and every day. It means shifting your words, your home and even the way you think to help them succeed. Many of us really got this when our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Clean.
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I stayed home alone with Jasper on Halloween night. Just me and the dog I've called "buddy" for the past sixteen years. I'm so glad I did. Because there in the quiet darkness of our home, my dearest old friend... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Clean.
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Sometimes when it's quiet here it's because we're out living life to its fullest and I can't make time to write. Other times it's because it's hard to find the words for the thoughts that are filling my head. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Clean.
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It's the same every year. Each October catches me by surprise. Another year has passed and it's time for our pictures again. Fall pictures. In these two, old, adult-sized jackets. Our answer to school photos or a trip to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Clean.
Hi Karla, There is a list of recipes on the listing on Etsy. If that is not in depth enough feel free to message me and I can get you more details! The Day and Night Cough remedies there are different from this one also.
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I'm a firm believer that struggle and crisis always brings with is a gift. It's not the easiest gift to receive, but often they are the most important. Struggle is a catalyst for positive change if you take the time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Clean.
Sending good wishes for healthy teeth, KC!
Thanks so much for chiming in Susanne. Fluoride is a hot issue, depending on where you stand. I truly wasnt sure how I felt about it when my daughter developed her ECCs. What I will say is that her ECCs developed when we lived in town and drank fluorinated city water. Currently we live in the country and have untreated well water. I do not believe that fluoride played a negative roll in her tooth health and perhaps was helpful despite her epic decay, but it is not something that we are getting now and her teeth are great, so the difference is noteworthy. I will address diet next week when I discuss the other changes that we made. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.
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It has been several years since I promised to write you a post outlining how we managed ECCs (early childhood caries) in our home, as well as we handle normal oral hygiene and tooth troubles like decay. Finally it's time.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Clean.
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Today is the day. (Gasp!) I just listed a new Snuggle Doll sewing pattern in my Etsy shop. It's a new pattern that I spent the past two months working on and I'm beyond excited (okay, and a tiny bit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Clean.
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What if I told you that you could make homemade, throat-soothing, cough-quieting, delicious, nourishing, cough syrup in less than ten minutes? Plant medicine free of food coloring, artificial sweeteners, and chemically pharmaceuticals you can hardly pronounce. And what if I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Clean.
This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story, your heart, your tenderness. Love to you and your son, mama.
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Hello kind people. Though these busy days have me posting less frequently here, for those of you on social media of one kind or another, I have been sharing words and photographs now and again. If you care to follow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Clean.
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I'm normally 95% process and 5% product. It's more about the journey than the destination for me. That makes me a great starter but a lousy finisher. It makes new projects more exciting than old. It makes me move slowly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Clean.
How kind, Joy. Many thanks!
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2014 on I remember at Clean.
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I originally wrote this series of posts in 2012 and 2013 as a way to gently help parents move toward more peaceful parenting and more peaceful lives. The feedback I received was incredible. They were stories of lives transformed. Because... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Clean.