I started Becoming Three as a way to keep friends and family up to date on our little one, Amy. Parenting remains a common topic here — musing, venting, celebrating, and so on. I aim for non-punitive / gentle / respectful parenting, mostly according to the connection-based model of Hand in Hand Parenting. These tools have not only improved my relationship with my daughter, but have borne fruit in my interior life and in other relationships.
Before that, I blogged anonymously as Irksome Girl; I have moved most (all?) of those old posts over here — I think that’s just about everything earlier than 2006. There, I wrote about theology and church life, psychology and mental health, relationship, and a number of other things. I still write about those things.
I am interested in most of these things in an academic / philosophical sense as well as a personal sense. My psychological history includes high-functioning depression and anxiety from childhood on as well as some major depressive episodes and a nasty bout of postpartum depression and anxiety. As for theology and church life, I grew up one kind of Presbyterian, settled into another kind of Presbyterian, and along the way I have attended several other kinds of churches. I am currently feeling quite blissfully at home in the Episcopal Church, and am exploring what Episcopalianism is all about.
From time to time I also share some of my creations, whether stories, poems, songs, dulcimer music, and drawings, or things I’ve sewn or knitted or built, or things from the kitchen or the garden. I share some of Amy’s and husband Mark’s creations, too.
I am also a hammered dulcimer performer and teacher: http://mp-dulcimer.com
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