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  • A bedtime blessing for children

    A beautiful verse for children: nondenominational, pagan, or Christian bedtime prayer …   A Child’s Bedtime Blessing Mother Goddess, tuck me in Father God, watch over me Please protect my kith and kin And all I love, so may it be. Rock me to sleep, O Lord and Lady And fill my dreams with love…
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  • Poem: Mother talks back to the monster

    Mother Talks Back to the Monster Tonight, I dressed my son in astronaut pajamas, kissed his forehead and tucked him in. I turned on his night-light and looked for you in the closet and under the bed. I told him you were nowhere to be found, but I could smell your breath, your musty fur….
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  • A nondenominational protection prayer for families

    A beautiful blessing for all religions, particularly nice at bedtime… The Protective Robe of Light Prayer I surround myself (or insert name of person here) with the protective robe of light with the love, wisdom, and strength of God not only for my own protection, but for all who see it or come into contact…
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  • Making Images for the Green Mama Book

    Manda, better known now as The Green Mama, and I met twenty years ago on the first day of cross-country preseason when I was a freshman and she was a sophomore at Oberlin College.  There was an instant energetic connection that has persisted from the very first moment.  Was it because we were both devout vegans at…
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