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Loving Myself Enough to Break the Cycle

What are some of your insecurities and deep wounds? What behavioral and emotional cycles do you unwillingly repeat? My husband and I often speak about maladaptive intergenerational patterns we’ve acquired and how we want to change them. We both believe in the importance of therapy and introspection, and we’ve spent…

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Breast is Not Always Best

I want to elaborate on yesterday’s article, The Good & the Bad of the Breastfeeding Movement. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many supplements we take, how many coaches we consult, or how we change our diet. As much as we yearn for it, as hard as we try, breastfeeding just…

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How to Quell the Competition in Yoga

Anybody else get really competitive in yoga? Let’s put aside, for a moment, the principles of yoga that revolve around being inwardly focused. Let’s get real. I want to know if I’m better than the person next to me doing a head stand. I can barely focus because I’m always…

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A Little Me Time

So I had planned on writing some epic saga about how fighting with my husband today left me hollow and broken. I was going to explain how feeling unheard triggered childhood wounds, erupting in a yelling match. I was going to describe the endless tears, soar voices, and throbbing heads.…

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Stillness & Serenity

What does the darkness bring to you? I find it brings a much desired time for solitude, but it also brings the fatigue described in yesterday’s article Mom Tired. My favorite moments occur late at night and early in the morning, when the world is still and simply mine. At…

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Mom Tired

There’s something I’ve been wondering lately. When people ask us how we’re doing, a common response is, “Dead tired.”Β What the heck does that mean? Bodily suffering ends, once people pass on. What we should really respond with is, “Mom tired.” Moms are pretty much in a perpetual state of sleep…

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Bye Bye Bread

What is your reaction to the picture attached to this article? I can smell the fresh boule coming out of the oven, begging to be slathered with butter. I can feel its flaky crust and soft center as I begin to tear off a piece. The heat burns my fingers…

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The Art of Self-Care

Once a month the Russians (in-laws) and I spend some time at a studio near by to relax, chat, and make art. It not only provides an opportunity for community, but it creates a wonderful night of self-care. As you’ve read in The Duct Tape Debacle, I was in need…

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Finding Rest Without Sleep

I’m going to share a little secret with you that I discovered to help combat the parental fatigue described in Daylight Savings: A Parent’s Nightmare because twin fatigue is real. Toddler fatigue is real. Throw in a newborn, Daylight Savings Time (DST), and Mama is TIRED. I discovered this little…