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 really love art. Always have, ever since I was a kid. For a season my mom coordinated private art lessons with a gal at her home studio, I was probably 10? The low ceiling, lamp-lit space, expansive tables filled with all sorts of paper and paint and supplies. Print making, pastels, watercolor. The other … Continue reading Step by Step Painting: Crazy Colorful Zebra in Acrylics
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
Truly was the first baby we let sex be a complete surprise. No ultrasounds, no pre-birth shopping trips for adorable outfits. All of Tennyson's baby gear was saved and we had plenty of white onesies; I felt satisfied that we had what we needed for either a boy or girl. Until today. Why does all … Continue reading Blue for Boys, Glitter for Girls. Who Cares What Your Baby Wears?
I lay on the bed, my knees propped up like a display holder, my baby against my legs like a china plate. A wiggly china plate. She put her feet together in a yoga pose, her toes splayed out and waving like sea anemones. My fingers brushed against each digit, marveling at the velvety feel of … Continue reading To Let You Feel My Love
I was standing in the kitchen talking with Brian about the birth experience I wanted to have this time. My second natural, home birth and I knew what to expect -the feelings, the challenges, the process. All things I had missed with my medicated hospital births for my first two children. This time around I had … Continue reading Truly Anne’s Peaceful Natural Home Birth | Riding The Waves
Miss Truly Anne arrived in beautiful style Sunday night, a day or two before her expected date. Her birth story is pretty special -aren't all babies?- and I am excited to share it and what I learned and how different it was from my previous three births, but right now I am balancing snuggling, feeding, … Continue reading Truly Welcome