I am a professional worrier. I mean, if someone paid me for it, I could make beaucoup bucks, sister. It comes naturally to me; a keen sense of the world on my shoulders, responsible for every darn thing. But the fact is, I'm not responsible for everything. Owning it all, worrying about it all ain't … Continue reading Changing the Message, Changing Your Life
I stood in the kitchen, my phone in hand, ready to get my gripe on. Fortunately, my sister wasn't answering. Inside I whined, "but who's gonna listen to my problems?" So I just continued to stand there doing nothing. Until it dawned on me. "If I can't spend 5 minutes dealing with my feelings, I … Continue reading My Power Tool For Problem Solving: EFT Tapping
I sat outside with Truly in my arms watching my three older children play a mash up game of soccer in our cul-de-sac. Tennyson kept rushing the big kids' set up, but they didn't seem to mind (oh, their sweet hearts.) The sun was finally out after a week of clouds, rain and head colds. … Continue reading Which Camp Are You In? | Returning To Work Postpartum
Oh dear me. How good are our intentions. How high our expectations. And then reality hits. I planned to vlog (yes, that's such a crazy weird word, but it's part of our social vocabularly) regularly and when I went to post today's video I saw that it's been ...what's 34 minus 9? That many weeks … Continue reading Video: 34 Weeks Pregnant and I’m Not Perfect | Plant Based Pregnancy
I have always loved -I mean LOVED- finding out the sex of my babies during the mid-pregnancy ultrasound. As a rule, I'd go to the appointment and then immediately head to the store for my baby's first outfit. The name would usually be determined by then -having 1 girl and 1 boy name pretty well … Continue reading Baby Blessing | Connecting with your baby during pregnancy
How much stock do you put in mind+body+spirit being wrapped up in one? We Westerners like to separate them all. How could it possibly be that the food I eat has any bearing on my health -physical, emotional and certainly not spiritual? The emotional stress I'm putting myself through is in no way related to way … Continue reading Connectivity, Simplicity and Priorities
For the past 6 years I've been a bad mom. A guilty mom. I don't spend enough time with my kids. I don't do enough home care things. I suck at cleaning and it never gets done. I don't cook anymore. I don't bake anymore. I just stink as a mom. Six years ago we … Continue reading I’m A Bad Mom.
The past few weeks I have been feeling monumentally adrift. My passion for my bill-paying job (which began as a passion 7 years ago) deflated like a saggy, old balloon. The new things I wanted to delve into were untried and untested and would mean a massive shift in how our lives operated. Plus, I … Continue reading Excuse me, but could someone open this door?
There is one thing that if we all addressed and relearned correctly could save so much hurt, heart ache and destruction (on so many levels and areas): SELF WORTH I recently shot a wedding and the bride had the most phenomenal accent ring (worn on her right hand.) It was a gigantic gemstone -larger … Continue reading Start With Your Heart: Self Worth
My mother is visiting -she arrived just in time for Mother's Day (so perfect.) My big kids, during our winter visit to her little house in the woods deep in Central Washington, told her that when she came to visit next we'd take her to the beach. Galveston is the best we've got in Texas … Continue reading Present, Perspective and Dinky Beaches