For The Little Girls Trying To Be Perfect

I have spent so much of this life trying to be perfect. And what I have to show for it is a body full of tension and a mind whose instinct is to put on the brakes instead of lifting my arms and letting out a whole-hearted and wholly inappropriate whoooot.  And so. This is … Continue reading For The Little Girls Trying To Be Perfect

The 4 Gratitudes

I am so grateful he comes home every night and sleeps in my bed and loves our child and holds us together heartsoulandskin I am so grateful he is my teacher those little eyes so wise and clear reminding me of what matters and what doesn’t sharing giggles and tears and teaching me patience every … Continue reading The 4 Gratitudes

Choosing Moments Over Memories

I am asking myself these days how can I slow down inside so that the external speed of life does not diminish my ability to soak it all in, marinate in it, allow it, and not be bulldozed by it. My little one is growing so fast and I don’t want to have memories. I … Continue reading Choosing Moments Over Memories

The Mindful Mother

You chose me because you knew. You knew I would show up for you today And every day forward Starting with your first breath Ending with my last. No lousy excuses about what I need to do Or what’s more important Or not now little one It is always now for us This is always … Continue reading The Mindful Mother

The Metamorphosis of Motherhood

Everyone told me having a baby would change my life. No one told me it would change me. I knew about the physical transformation I would experience, but I thought it ended when I had the baby. Little did I know it was just beginning. The process feels strangely similar to how a caterpillar becomes … Continue reading The Metamorphosis of Motherhood