Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Happy Sunday! Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. This past week I have felt grateful for:

  • My mom. She is here visiting for a couple of weeks and has been a great help as well as great company.
  • Getting organized. My mom and I spent many hours cleaning and organizing my garage. I have been battling some rodents over the past 6 months or so, and the cleaning was not fun. Let's just say it involved a dead rat and a whole lot of poop. But everything is in bins with lids, my art shelf had a major overhaul, and I was able to bring another load to Goodwill. Feels good.
  • For the huge hugs and smiles I get from Finn when he comes back after spending the night with his papa. Finn doesn't always express his happiness openly, so when he does, it feels amazing.
  • Friends, both old and new.
  • Cool mornings that remind me that autumn is almost here. Yay!
What have you felt grateful for this week?

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  1. I think I've mentioned this to you before, but you remind me so much of my sister and your lives seem to parallel each other. My sister has been battling a little rodent problem of her own [steel wool around all the pipes in the house helps]. and getting organized. :)
    Enjoy all the wonderful time with your mom.

  2. i love getting things organized. <3

  3. I am so excited for you and for your mom being there for weeks!! have lots of fun and I'm thrilled your son is happy and it seems that you are doing a fantastic parenting job :)