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New Year Navigation

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A fresh blanket of snow, glittering and wondrous in the dazzling light of a cloudless sky, is the perfect canvas for the start of a new year. 2021 ended with such fragile, exquisite beauty, my heart was soaring with the hope that everything was coming together at last. Then, 2022 [...]

Winter Solstice and the Wisdom of 2021

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Today is the Winter Solstice. It's also Yule, and with the start of winter comes the end of the calendar year, which always feels blank and fresh. I'm thinking about all of the lessons of 2021. Trying to gather them between my mitts and pack them into something round and [...]

The Why Doesn’t Matter

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The mailman unloads his route from the box on the corner and I watch him from my seat on the porch. He listens to a podcast, and I find this endearing.I'm on the phone with a new friend. As I listen to him speak about his work with trauma and [...]

All The Beautiful Things I Tend

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I wanted passion and excitement this summer. Carefree, sensual enjoyment of the heat and the full, lush green, and the feeling of wet sand between my toes.I wanted campfire hair in the morning. Bug bites in scandalous places. Freckles on my shoulders like constellations waiting to be mapped by someone's [...]

Casual Intimacy

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Casual relationships are not for me.I've been spending time with some truly incredible humans this summer, and through these connections, I'm learning so much about myself. However, despite feeling all manner of feelings, there's been no immediate potential for a committed, intimate relationship. In the past, that would have been [...]

It’s Because of the Trees

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I love him, a little bit. I think there's a part of him that believes that my love is parsed out among too many other contenders. I know that I can see the most beautiful parts of people, and as such, it can be very easy to love them. I've never [...]

A Kind of Half Sleep

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It's Sunday morning. I wake up slowly, and the apartment is warm and full of birdsong. My big male cat, Taku, is doing the combo meow-purr that tells me he's simultaneously hungry and itching to get outside. I am neither of those things, so I lay in bed for a [...]

Pandemic Saturday

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The sun is determined to shine here today, even though the temperature has barely made the double digits. It's not quite noon, I'm in sweatpants and my hair is still damp. I was hoping it would dry in pretty waves. Half my head cooperated, the other half decided a scraggly, [...]

A Year Ago

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Do you remember who you were a year ago? I was frustrated. Impatient. I felt like I could see all of my dreams like puzzle pieces, but like a dream, I couldn't get any of the pieces to fit together. Deep in my gut, I knew how fully I loved, [...]


6:42 pm|Comments Off on Acceptance

As I’m building my journal therapy practice, a big part of this work has been articulating how I came into reflective writing. With the help of my new marketing goddess, something has really struck me; my whole life has been about creating a safe container for story:My personal story, the [...]


12:38 pm|Comments Off on Depression

People keep asking me if I’m okay. It’s a yes and no answer because ultimately, I know I will emerge intact, and I can literally feel my resilience at work, but holy mother this is a painful period of my life. And I’m so very tired all the time. I [...]


2:35 pm|Comments Off on Bargaining

It’s the full moon. The first of two in the month of October. My friend Jenny Arndt tells me that this moon is in Aries and I know that means it’s the moon of my inner warrior. I always give things to the full moon. Things that no longer serve [...]


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  1. Trevor Easton
    June 10, 2013 / 10:12 pm

    Like your new title. The blog has been a saviour to me in times of poverty, depression etc.
    Love you, in a platonic fashion of course.

  2. Kevin
    June 15, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    This is an excellent re-design. The site is well laid out, looks beautiful and is bursting with creativity and great ideas. I look forward to continuing to follow it!

  3. Laura
    June 17, 2013 / 10:25 am

    Loving the new site. Do you mind me asking what template it is? It’s wordpress right?

    • Mama C
      June 17, 2013 / 5:55 pm

      Hiya. It is WordPress, and it’s the Avada theme. Thanks!

  4. June 29, 2013 / 6:15 am

    Hello, I log on to your blog daily. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

  5. Sam & Carol
    November 1, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Hi Cat

    Absolutely LOVED the show. Carol and I want to thank you and Nekky for a wonderful time, we are both sorry that we did not hear about the shows earlier, we would have attended most of them. You are an amazing performer and a credit to your profession. This city needs you as a spokesperson for the many women that you gave an uplift to at the show, they were mesmerized when you spoke. They could not get enough of you. You are a true leader. All the best Sam & Carol.

  6. Jacilynn Ferris
    April 30, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    The 2 loves of my life and I are about to embark on a new adventure, raising our families under one roof. I’m so excited but also prepared for the many challenges we will face. Any advise on breaking the news to our 5 children? We will be having that convo soon and are all a little nervous. Thank you in advance, you are my hero XOXOXO

    • Catherine Skinner
      August 27, 2015 / 12:15 pm

      Holy Gods, I’m so sorry!

      I’ve been having some technical issues with the comments on this site, and I’m JUST FINDING THIS NOW!! Please forgive me for not replying sooner. I hope everything is moving along beautifully with your kids. To make it up to you, I’ll answer this in a video post next week, and hopefully we can help lots of other families like ours.