We're still putting things back together after Hurricane Matthew. This will be a streaming sort of post; I could shoot for polished, but I want a finished product. My drafts folder is cluttered enough. The following story might paint a better picture of how this week is moving along: I cook more in the fall. … Continue reading My Life May Be Many Things, but It’s Rarely Dull
I haven't done one of these in a long time, so how about some long overdue happy. Exploring outdoors helps everyone in our household. Engaging with nature is centering and peaceful, and it certainly appears to have that effect on my children. By hump day, I couldn't face our dining room table and homework and … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday #WGWW — on Friday!
I got this question from a quirky neighbor yesterday. And why, you might be wondering, would I ever share the fact that I'm trying to meditate with a random person I know virtually nothing about. This, my friends, is the beauty of having children. My kids are participating in a neighborhood swim team this … Continue reading So How’s That Meditation Stuff Going?
I want to tell you everything's okay...that I'm fine and all that. And while that wouldn't be a flat-out lie, it's far from the entire truth. I wish I could take a vacation from life. I want all the hard mommy duties to go away. Fuck meal prep and the revolving door that is … Continue reading Where Did the Past TWO Months Go?
What have you learned about yourself in your time on earth? I ponder this question frequently. For me, this involves looking inward and making decisions based on personal values, strengths, and skills. I also enjoy talking to friends about their path, and though I often fail miserably, I try my best to not infuse my … Continue reading More Yoga Action
http://momastery.com/blog/2015/09/02/its-not-you-its-them/ I LOVE this so much I can't say enough... This is a slight deviation from WGWW, but I'm a big believer in real. That lovely picture of my precious children on that beautiful beach in my earlier post was a direct result of the behavior wise Glennon describes in the link above. Yesterday, I … Continue reading Was Procreating In My Best Interest? And a Lovely Link
I'm hibernating these days. I'm keeping my hat on and my head down in the school drop-off lane. I'm declining all those glorious PTA committee chair requests -- 'Why, no, as much as I'd love to sell Krispy Kremes or head up the Second Grade Fun Run, I have to pass. Thanks so much for … Continue reading Tuesday Snark: Things I Wish I Could Say
Seriously, you guys, I was excited to post this week since I missed last week, but I'm all mixed up (obviously!!!) and realized this morning that . . . today is actually Thursday. Here is my disclaimer: A LOT is going well, but other things not so much -- for instance, Wallace was the first … Continue reading What’s Going Well. . . Wait! What Day is It?!
Nothing turns me into a crazy lady quite like routine. We're going on just under a week of back-to-school bliss. And for the most part, it truly is fabulous. Piers started Kindergarten, and Wallace is in Pre-K at the SAME SCHOOL!!!! They are transitioning so well that I'm almost afraid to say it out loud. … Continue reading Mornings Are Not My Thing
For the first time since becoming a parent nearly five years ago, I'm making a radical decision about bedtime rituals with my children. I AM DONE. It hit me like a life-sized boulder as I was once again DREADING our nighttime routine while cleaning up the kitchen after dinner. The multiple emotions came hard and … Continue reading Bedtime is NOT for Wimps