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Rachel Wolf
Driftless, WI
Lover of wild places, blogger, homesteader-in-training, homeschooling mama, & the owner of LüSa Organics. At home in the hills of the Driftless.
Interests: Writing, knitting, mothering, farming, exploring, and living life out loud.
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Sage and I spent the weekend at my parent's cabin in Northern Wisconsin. Sage was attending a LARP, conveniently located just a half-hour down the road. (What are the chances? We had to attend. Or so he convinced me.) When... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Clean.
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Two years ago today I introduced you to a new idea I was working on - the LüSa Treasure Box. I wasn't sure if the idea would take off, or if maybe, I don't know... three of you would subscribe... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Clean.
Thank you for your kind words, Launa. Hugs from here to you.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Before my eyes at Clean.
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Sometimes when I quickly scroll through the photos on my computer or on my Instagram, I think that this is what it might look like to see my life flash before my eyes. Snippets and snapshots and memories, flipping by,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Clean.
So true! Or a quiet screen-free car trip. (Before the road-weary grumpies settle in, of course.)
Toggle Commented May 16, 2017 on Simple pleasure at Clean.
I agree wholeheartedly.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2017 on Simple pleasure at Clean.
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A friend once joked that she wasn't taking her kids to a theme park because she "didn't want them to grow up thinking life needed to be that exciting". And while it was said in jest (though let's be honest,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Clean.
Beautifully said, Claudia. Thank you!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2017 on Are you mother enough? at Clean.
We'd love to see you and your family, Julie. We're hosting the next potluck so feel free to come by!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2017 on Are you mother enough? at Clean.
Hi D. Thanks for your reply. This post is quite old and since I originally published it I have made some of the changes you outlined above. I plan to edit the post soon with the updated information. Thank you for the reminder to hop to it!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2017 on How to make and can bone broth at Clean.
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As a woman with both the children that I wanted and a solid relationship with my own mom, Mother's day is easy. But not so for everyone. For some Mother's Day is woven with pain, regret, or grief. And so... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Clean.
How kind, Tara. Thank you!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on Lupine's perfumes at Clean.
Yes, it is possible! Depending on the crop they have more or less sting. I pick barehanded because I rarely get stung! Just double check that you have the right leaf shape and a square stem. Cheers, Rachel
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on Wonderfully Wild: Nettle at Clean.
Thank you for letting me know, Susie! I think I got that fixed now, but you may have to sign up for it again. So glad you found your way back.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on Ten tips to a happier life at Clean.
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Sometimes you wonder. After the hard days. When you were not at your best. You wonder, in secret, where no one will hear. Am I mother enough? Because you see them around you. Those other mothers. In your town and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Clean.
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Hey, parents. Here's some unsolicited advice. (I know. Just what you wanted. But stick with me for a minute and I'll make it worth your while.) Enjoy you kids. Love them like mad. Accept them completely. Laugh until you can... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Clean.
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The kids and I took off last week on a long awaited field trip. None of us have been able to stop thinking about our destination since we stumbled upon it on our Mystery Day last month. Remember that place... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Clean.
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Time has this way of lulling us into believing that we are standing still, when in truth we are rocketing through years faster than we ever imagined. Is it possible that time accelerates? I'm sure it is true. Because I... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Clean.
Oh, yes! I've long been pretty terrible at self-care, but a small sliver of time for something that brings joy can change so much. And as my kids have grown I've found such truth in your last sentence. Someday does come.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2017 on Ten tips to a happier life at Clean.
Agreed, Kelly. I wrote this post several years ago and hesitated reposting it as-is. Because in the years between I have developed some additional theories and thoughts about what it beneath our perfectionism, judgement, and lack of presence. Self-worth comes up a great deal, as do the stories we picked up in our own childhood about what makes us worth of love. So much that we could discuss here, but I'll leave it simply at this: you (and I, and all of us) have value, even in our imperfection. Sending love. R
Toggle Commented May 2, 2017 on Ten tips to a happier life at Clean.
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Want deeper happiness? What more ease and joy in your partnership and parenting? I think we all do. This morning I jotted down ten tips that will get you there. Practicing these every day will transform you. I promise. I... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Clean.
Hello Lisa! The cabin is someplace my grandparents would take me as a child. Its beyond magical. The place and its creator is (to me!) a really interesting story. You can read more on their website at Camp Lake Resort. http://www.camplakeresort.com/ Enjoy! Rachel
Toggle Commented May 1, 2017 on Should or could? at Clean.
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I slipped away at the end of last week for a few days at the cabin with my sister and two life-long friends. And I had a long blog post planned for today, reflecting on friendship, connection, and the act... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Clean.
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I took Sage and Lupine on a Mystery Day field trip yesterday. The entire thing was spontaneous. I woke early, a full homeschooling day before us, and was dreaming up ideas for something special we might do. When the kids... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Clean.
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The lambs-in-tutus season is brief. When the lambs are newly born, we're certain the tutus would frighten them. And so we've never tried. When they're too big, well, they're too big. (There is an upper limit for livestock in tutus,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Clean.