Motherhood

"Value your work." An important message from author, Melody Beattie. To me it means that, as mommies, we must value the work we do, sunup to sundown. Value the time and energy it takes to keep life moving forward in your house. Meal prep, mountains of laundry, the eternal picking up of toys.... And... Value the work you are doing as you take an extra 15 minutes to wander the route your curious toddler wants to go on your walk. Value the work you do as you sit and place blocks repeatedly in the matching space on the barn. Do… Read More >>
What a gift it is to journey into this world of birth with so many other women.  As a prenatal yoga instructor, I get to work with mommies expecting more than just a sweet little babe to kiss, snuggle and buy flippin' adorable clothes for!  My job connects me with women who are on the ride of their lives.  It is a magical time and it's a terribly nerve wracking one all in the same sweet breath.  Motherhood begins the moment you discover that fatigue and nausea is not what you thought it was...  I continue to find myself in… Read More >>
When the goin' gets tough, smack a butterfly on your face.  Wes shared this with me a few weeks ago when I was having a rough day.  He smiled and said "Here mommy, I made this to make you feel better."  That's a quick way to melt a mommy's heart.  <3 Thanks for the reminder, little buddy. I have a tendency to get stuck on expectations for schedules.  Usually I create more stress about possible outcomes that rarely play out.  What usually unfolds is completely fine.  We manage and it's all good.  This is our lesson for staying in the… Read More >>
"Happiness is often a rebound from hard work." <-- Says my fortune cookie.  This pretty much sums up parenthood, right?!  Set the intention for HAPPINESS this weekend.  If you're celebrating the holiday, sure there is packing, prepping, cooking and entertaining.  Momentarily check back in on your intention of happiness.  All of the "hard work" we put into creating these priceless memories results in happiness.  At least it should! Simplify and scale back if it doesn't make you flippin' HAPPY!  How much are you adding to your list that isn't really necessary?  What expectations are you setting that just add more… Read More >>
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