Cast of Characters



My name is Sarah.  I live with my husband, twin girl preschoolers, two dogs, and one not-so-Tinycat in Denver, Colorado. I blog about things I care about, including: parenting, special needs parenting, sustainability and environmentalism, slow/ethical food, following Jesus/spirituality, gardening, cooking, sewing, feminism and gender issues, poverty, hunger, health/disease, social justice, peace, pet parenthood, marriage, my adventures in public transportation, politics, and the magical and mundane in everyday life.


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This is my husband Jon. We met at summer camp. We’ve been married 10 years. He’s the one who encouraged me to start this blog, so you can blame or thank him accordingly. He’s a pediatric emergency medicine doctor, and he’s into cycling, gardening, and home brewing.


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This is Claire. She’s 4. She’s an animal lover, a total ham, a prolific talker, and as stubborn as a mule. I think she’s baby Amy Poehler. She also has Spina Bifida.


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This is Etta, Claire’s twin sister. She’s a pint size dynamo who loves music, water, and adventure. She loves to sing, dance, and play outside. She laughs in the face of danger.


This is Tinycat. A homeless friend found him on the street when he was just a tiny kitten. We didn’t intend to keep him, so we didn’t give him a name. By the time he won our hearts, “Tinycat” had stuck.


These are Bessie (red) and Olive (black). They’re mutts, they can be a handful, and we love them.

About the name of this blog: Yes, I know I spelled “buffalo” differently than it is traditionally spelled.  This is because the name of the site, “Ernie Buff-lo” is exactly how I said the name when I gave it to myself as a small child.  B-U-F-F-L-O.

Header image and family photo credit: the amazing Whitney Loibner.

Just a note: everything written on this site is mine. I don’t mind being quoted, so long as the quotes are attributed and a link back to my original post is provided, and so long as entire posts aren’t taken wholesale. Sharing in the spirit of adding to, taking issue with, or commenting on things I’ve written is welcome, simply reposting my content is not. I don’t mind syndicating my posts, however, so if you’d like to feature my work on your site, email me and ask!

Occasionally, I will accept samples, products, services, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.  All opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone, and if I talk about a product, it’s because I want to.  Currently, I do not accept compensation that comes with strings attached or requires me to write about something or give a positive review.  Any time I have received compensation or a freebie in connection with a post, that content will be marked and that relationship fully disclosed.  I believe in openness, honesty, and authenticity, which are the standards for my life and my site.

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A word on comments:

I welcome any and all comments in the spirit of dialog. Agree or disagree, by all means, but please limit any critique to ideas and words and not personal attacks. I moderate comments to filter out spam, and also reserve the right to delete any comment at any time for any reason in the spirit of maintaining a welcoming community on this site. Comments are also closed on old posts, because not much discussion can happen on posts no one is looking at anymore. With all that in mind, please comment away! I am so glad you’re here, and I want others to feel welcome here too.


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