All you need is….a lovey

Happy Monday everyone! I am at Disney World this week and decided to pull out some old posts while I am away. I’m not sure anyone ever saw these so it will be fun to bring it into the light again. I scheduled this week’s posts before the flood. I plan to share the experience…

Meditations on Childbirth

Every once in a while in a challenging asana I am reminded of childbirth. As I hold my pose, I focus on a point ahead and on my breathing remembering that if I could naturally give birth to each of my children, then I can certainly maintain this pose, whatever it may be. I try…

Advice for a New Mother

This week’s Weekly Challenge is about offering advice or a bit of knowledge to somebody. The piece below was my very first blog post and is near and dear to my heart because it was my  first bit of writing coming out of a sleep-deprived haze when my son was 6 months old. If a first…

Wide Open Spaces

Day three of kindergarten and my daughter is quickly growing up. The first day of school I walked her to class, the second day I dropped her off and a fifth grader walked her to class and today I dropped her off and she walked herself to class…with me watching her all the way to…

There’s no place like home…

As a child, my favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz. I watched it over and over and over. I knew every line, sang the songs (and still do to my daughter), and reenacted parts in play. The movie has always struck me; as a child with the wonder of the Land of Oz, as…

Normal Native Intelligence

Common sense defined by Merriam-Webster: “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts. Or, as dictionary.com defines it: “sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.” My children are smart. All parents think their kids are intelligent and I am no…

All you need is….a lovey

My daughter assigns a “snuggly”, one of the many stuffed animals that line her bed, to me and one to my husband as I leave her room after bedtime stories. This is the child that never had any kind of “lovey” or attachment as a baby. She never took a pacifier or sucked her fingers…