Monthly Archives: May 2014

Have a Heart?

In the weeks since my Mother’s Day blog post about The Talking Heart, I’ve received many inquiries from readers asking where they could acquire a heart of their own. 

I was glad to see this kind of enthusiasm.

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Time for Planting

One of my favorite stories in Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself is the chapter called Planting Seeds, about planting fava beans, in which I defend my ignorance in planting them upside-down! The last line of that story is the theme … Continue reading

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With spring comes a season for foraging. The other day my husband, Paul, and I went for a walk and came upon a woodland field full of ramps. In case you are not familiar, ramps are the equivalent of wild … Continue reading

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“The Talking Heart”

With Mother’s Day approaching, my mind is turning to matters of the heart. Those of you who have read my book may remember the chapter called “Primal Parenting,” where I recount a story about teaching our sons how to have … Continue reading

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