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The NEXT Eliminination Communication Workshop: “Potty Training from Day 1″ is Wednesday October 16th, from 6:30 – 7:30. at Alma Education Space, Portland, OR. 

Lenox goes potty

$10/family (babes in  arms are most welcome!).  Pre-register with Mary by emailing

Infant potty training, also known as “Elimination Communication” or “EC” has been around since the beginning of time.  In recent years, it is growing in popularity again due to its enormous ecological, financial, and bonding benefits. Whether you use cloth diapers, disposable diapers, or a combination of the two, EC is a wonderful tool for everyone to use in communicating with our infants about their elimination needs and “potty training” them the natural way. Because EC is all about communication, you will grow closer to your baby in the process.

Learn the basics of how to get started with EC, how to use the “Four Tools of Diaper Freedom,” and why this completely logical method is the greenest, the least expensive, and most gentle approach to handling infant hygiene.

(Note: The drop-in parent-baby group at Alma has been discontinued.  There is NO GROUP meeting on Aug. 7th)  



As always, Mary of Treelife officiates secular and sacred ceremonies of all kinds, serving the greater Portland, OR area:

  • weddings
  • baby blessings
  • memorials
  • coming-of-age
  • and many others,

and helps individuals move smoothly through life-status transitions with One-on-One coaching.

Take a  few moments to peruse around the website and find out a whole lot more about One on One Coaching,  my approach to officiating ceremonies, and other opportunities  to enrich your life @ Treelife.  And contact me to set up a time to talk.

And, don’t forget to visit the Treelife Blog – weekly articles about  Rituals, Rhythms, and Rites of Passage.

“The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.” – Charles Dubois