Questionable Carnivals

Motherhood Today we went to one of those questionable carnivals…you know what I’m talking about, right? The ones you go to, pay for a wrist band so your kid can ride everything a zillion times, then you take a look at the rides and you question their safety? You constantly wonder if the screws holding the pieces that are holding you were tightened all the way? And if you’re going to enjoy the ride or plummet to your [...]

By | 2016-09-12T01:58:08+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Give Medicine to your (Highly Sensitive) Child in 33 Easy Steps

If you are blessed with a highly sensitive, or sensory processing challenged child, you already know that some things are, well, let's say, more of a challenge for us parents as well. Like administering medicine for example. Which can be extremely stressful to a parent who is trying to help their child heal from an illness.  I am the first to hold off for a good long while before giving a fever reducer or an antibiotic if its not warranted. [...]

By | 2016-06-12T03:08:19+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|16 Comments

The Undoing

Imagine the possibilities... It's funny to me that it has been 8 months since I "left my day job" as a public school teacher, yet I still feel the passing of time in terms of the school year.  For instance, my husband and I were talking about probably not being able to make plans this year "for Spring Break"....when I realized that no longer applies to me! I  am no longer limited to that ONE WEEK IN THE SPRING [...]

By | 2016-02-21T19:28:58+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Birthwork, Inner Peace, Inspiration, Love, Spirituality, Teaching|0 Comments

Our BIG Night

  Every night we have a routine. It has pretty much been consistently the same, with a few slight variations  since my son was about 3 months old. Relaxing music on his iPod plays in his room, we do bath time (I must restrict the number of Hotwheels cars he is allowed to bring into said bath to 7, don't ask), I, or his Dad, or both,  put on his pajamas, we read a book or two, I "help him" brush his [...]

By | 2015-12-04T18:32:23+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Inner Peace, Inspiration, Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dads & Doulas & Stuff….by Jeffrey Lerner

The following is a guest post from my incredibly insightful, loving husband, who is my best friend, ally, and a BIG believer in the power of Doulas. It came up as we were speaking the other day about Dads and their ideas (usually) when Moms say they need to hire a Doula to be there for the birth....I hope you enjoy! There are all kinds of fathers out there in the world today. Big ones, small ones, skinny ones and [...]

By | 2015-09-18T16:07:19+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Birthwork, Love, Parenting|0 Comments

Life Lessons from a Four-Year-Old, Vol. 1

Last weekend we had a full, fun, exhausting day, which included me attending a birth starting in the wee hours of the morning, then coming home and putting on my "Super Mom" hat, picking up my son and taking him to a birthday party. It was fun, but overwhelming at times. I was beyond exhausted. On our way home, I had to stop at Publix as we were completely out of a few staples my 4-year-old son can't do without. [...]

By | 2015-06-04T01:53:00+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Inner Peace, Inspiration, Love, Parenting|0 Comments

"Set It, and Forget It!"

I know that sounds very much like a line from an infomercial. In fact, I'm pretty sure it probably is. But there is also a lesson hidden there. The lesson for this week (for me) it seems, is to set an intention, put it out there, and let it go. So often I feel like I have to try "really hard" and "work really hard" to make something happen. When I take this approach, I end up feeling like I [...]

By | 2015-05-21T14:10:14+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Inner Peace, Love, Spirituality|0 Comments

East-over at the Temple of Juniper

I am spiritual,  not religious. I find myself saying that more and more often these days, as it really does best describe my position. It came out of my mouth out loud for the first time as my 4-year-old, always questioning, got upset the other day because he said he had "no religion" and was angry and crying about it. I guess it was being discussed at school with the upcoming holiday, and he has heard references in the past [...]

By | 2015-04-16T02:26:06+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Inner Peace, Love|0 Comments

Shift Happens

I woke up today, startled by the alarm clock. I was shocked out of a dream I was having. Again. Twice in 2 days. Actually I should say it was a nightmare. I can't remember the exact details, but I do remember it had to do with my Mom (who passed away 20 years ago) and my Dad (who is still alive but not doing well). This is noteworthy because in 20 years, I can honestly say I have had [...]

By | 2015-03-11T13:38:23+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Inner Peace, Love, Parenting, Spirituality|0 Comments