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About mamaputu

oh you know, another mama who wants to share her news, observations, revelations, concerns, creations, and incantations about the world.

Little Bear is Here

We welcomed our newest family member into the world on Monday April 6th. Our adopted baby boy is perfect with chubby little cheeks, teeny tiny toes, and a head of short straight black hair. He makes little ‘shnurfling’ noises when … Continue reading

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Baby on the way!

It has been nearly two years since I last wrote a blog post. Life happened. We moved to a farm out in the country, I got a new job with full(er) time hours, we changed course in our adoption journey, … Continue reading

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Lessons from our adoption home study

I attended a West African Drum and Dance retreat this weekend. I danced. I drummed. I sang. On the second night, as I lay in bed, body exhausted from a full day of movement and learning, I listened. Listened to … Continue reading

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If you like rainbows and dippies, you’ll like this post. Or, creative goal setting to take down babylon.

I recently took a course called ‘Constructing Change Through Creative Goal Setting” at the University of Victoria. An inspiring and insightful instructor – Maggi, a strong tall graceful woman with a singing voice and a great wide laugh – led … Continue reading

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Meet my locks.

Meet my dreadlocks. They are one year old this month. My mom hates them. My son thinks they are fun (to pull on). Me, well, most days I love them and some days I just want to cut them off … Continue reading

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Twenty Thirteen

It is the first day of 2013. I went for a run, and we ate our traditional ‘first delicious meal’ of the year – roasted free-range chicken smothered in beer and persian spice. 2012 was a year of discoveries and … Continue reading

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SweetnSavory Popcorn with Nutritional Yeast

This is my first recipe. blog. post. ever. So, first I’ll tell you a little bit about my philosophy on recipes. Because yes, I have a philosophy on recipes. I’m a ‘little of this, dash of that’ kind of gal … Continue reading

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