Okay, so I realize this post is completely self-serving, and I’m okay with that. Sometimes, shit happens. And it makes me think and ponder and wonder… and these thoughts yell and scream at me until they are allowed out into the world. Sometimes through spoken word, sometimes through a blog post. It helps me process. So there’s your warning. This may or may not resonate with you. It doesn’t matter. It just needs out. But be careful if you choose [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
The universe is ALWAYS speaking to us, sometimes in subtle ways, other times, more like a bonk on the head. That is a given, there is nothing we have to "do" to have it speak to us. We do, however, have to take the time to LISTEN. Which often means being more aware, creating space for that awareness by being still, pausing, listening, and being open to what is being said. The week before last for me was a doozy. I [...]
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 [...]
Corn maze 2012 A few weeks ago I had an amazing experience that seems to keep nagging at me, reminding me to put it down in writing and put it out there....so here I go. I had been invited by a dear friend to go to a women's circle gathering, and even though it was a crazy busy time for me, and it was located over an hour away from me, in Miami, and I'd have to travel through multiple [...]
Here is the start of my new blog, my reflections on love and life and peace.
Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new blog! This is just an introductory post so I’ll keep it short and sweet. I decided to start a blog because I am a writer at heart, and it's time to start getting those words out of me and onto a page. At least a virtual page for now. Over the next few months I plan to be writing and sharing posts about peaceful parenting, education, living an "attempted zen" life, [...]