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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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But of course you know that one path is not right and one is not wrong. Just different. There are many days that I (and more often Pete) wonder why we cant keep it together enough to have things picked up. I suppose that we each come with different gifts, different struggles, and yes, even different shame. Love to you, friend.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sisterhood of the Messy House at Clean.
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I'm finding it increasingly ironic that my blog is called "Clean". Because it's not exactly squeaky in my world. It never has been. Some days it's clean over here - everything in its place! It's delightful, but rare. Most days... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Clean.
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I just need to say how utterly impressed I am with your woodworking projects of late. I can upcycle the heck out of some old drawers into shelves but I admit to being a little afraid of the miter saw so I haven't tackled much in the woodshop lately. Thanks for the inspiration.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on she's at it again, folks! at SouleMama
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This is a repost from last spring. It applies just as beautifully to Chirstmas and Solstice as it did to Easter. I share it again in hopes that is will be a loving guide for you as you move through... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Clean.
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Thank you for your comments and emails throughout this journey. You have shared a lot of yourselves - successes, realizations, and requests for guidance, empathy, and support. Because yes, this is the hardest job ever, this parenting gig. Many of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Clean.
Just last night a friend called to ask if my kids would be interested in taking pottery lessons with their kids as a holiday gift. I nearly went in to edit my list, it sounded like such a good idea. Clearly you agree, Kara!
Its a shut box or shut-the-box that we found at a yard sale. We love it!
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Are you inspired to have a more simple holiday with a little less excess at the end of the season? Especially when it comes to your children? You're not alone. Since I shared these two posts to inspire more simple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Clean.
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Of course! Feel free.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2014 on The Gratitude Tree at Clean.
Ive been working on it and hope to post it after Thanksgiving!.Thanks so much for your patience!
Hi Karla. As long as you take it through the full process until the milk solids adhere to the bottom of the pan and you liquid is clear and golden you should be set! Ghee is wonderful!
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2014 on How to Make Ghee. at Clean.
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As we talk more about deeper meaning and less consumption, I kept circling back to this custom in my mind. The Gratitude Tree. So I pulled this post from last year's archives for you in hopes that it inspires connection... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Clean.
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 Nov 21, 2014 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 Nov 21, 2014 at Clean.
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So good! Thanks, Dan! ~ Rachel
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 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 Nov 17, 2014 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.