Who am I?
My name is Elizabeth Windword. I am a musician and mom. I have a delightful audio engineer of a husband, Thor. We have three glorious little ones (Owlet, Platypup, and Cria), three cats (Pickle, Cricket, and Pajama), two rabbits (Bronwyn and Leopold), four chickens (Scratchel Diggy, Sparkle Shiny II, Sunshine Honey, and Twilight Rosy) and freshwater fish. I teach violin, viola, cello, piano, music theory, composition, and little kids’ music classes. On those rare occasions when the house is quiet or Thor is juggling both children and I’m supposed to be cooking, vacuuming, or doing laundry, I like to do yoga and/or witchcraft, knit and crochet, make jewelry, blog, garden, bake bread, and rearrange the furniture.
I pretend to like flies so my daughter won’t be afraid of them. I draw the line at microwaving yogurt. If you are pregnant or even considering children I will gradually flood you with information in a simultaneous attempt to help without scaring you off. I am a recovering fruit juice addict. My mom died when I was 13. I somehow attract people who want help solving problems with their cats — even those who don’t even know that I have cats of my own, let alone that I used to volunteer at animal shelters until babies consumed my life. I did gymnastics from age 3 to mid-high school; now my kids laugh at me when I try to do a somersault. I do not believe in a deity but do not mind if you do. My children are vaccinated slightly behind schedule. I grew up in Wisconsin and lived in Ohio and Boston before moving to Sonoma County, California. I love brainstorming. I used to hide candy all over the house. I am pro-child-led-weaning, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and E.C.ing, and against all forms of child abuse, including circumcision and spanking. I regress to toddlerhood when I haven’t had enough food. I used to hate using the phone but I’m mostly over it now. I have had one, very early miscarriage; that baby’s nickname was Zeus Maki Boo. I almost became a physicist but couldn’t stomach calculus at 8am. I had my first child at a birth center and my second and third at home; I highly recommend home birth. We have a “pet” spider living in our kitchen window. I used to walk barefoot everywhere and only put on sandals if it was snowing; now I’ve been spotted wearing socks indoors in California. I actually enjoy hanging laundry out to dry. I hate touching raw chicken. I am slightly allergic to cats. I love little children in overalls. There is a placenta in our freezer. Our family has glorious feet: