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Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise. This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses. It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty […]

What must I do today to keep my baby safe?

What must I do today to keep my baby safe?

September 2013 We are going to the bookstore.  As I do for most anywhere we go, I give Happy a head’s up about what the plan is. “Hey, we need to go in the bookstore really quickly to get a gift,” I tell him.  “Today, the bookstore visit is just for the gift.  We need […]

Goodbye Five, Hello Six

Goodbye Five, Hello Six

Grade:  Kindergarten Favorite Color:  Red Favorite TV Show:  Teen Titans Go! Favorite Song:  The Best Day of My Life   Favorite Thing to do:  Go to the pool. Favorite Book:  Back to School Tortoise Favorite Food:  Cheese pizza Favorite Movie:  The Lion King, but I love all the movies; I cannot choose. When I grow […]

on trying not to raise a punk

on trying not to raise a punk

“Be a good friend,” I tell him as I stoop to kiss that sweet cheek of his before he walks into his TK classroom. Right now, he still lets me kiss his cheek in front of his friends and hold his hand when we cross the road.  I know those days are numbered and so […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little senses exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty […]

It is NOT about the cupcake

As has become tradition here on the blog, every Valentine’s Day, I tell the same story.  It’s the story of one of the biggest fights in my marriage to BF.  And though it seems like it is about a cupcake, I cannot stress enough that it is NOT about the cupcake (And for those of you who were […]

joy, peace, laughter, and light today and every day.

Wishing you…

 

this moment

this moment

trading out this week’s Friday Reflections for ‘a moment’ so I can soak up a few more moments with the family…

40 things to do before turning 41

40 things to do before turning 41

So, every year in anticipation of my birthday, I write a list. Do a set of fifteen regular pushups. Take my parents to visit family in Puerto Rico. Complete a century bicycle ride. Raise at least $5000 for cancer research. Work with turtles. It started as a simple dare. Find something to do outside of […]

How do you do Happy's hair?

How do you do Happy’s hair?

November is National Adoption Awareness Month.  I have talked a lot about adoption in general here and at Mamiverse and so I thought I’d share a few posts this month about multicultural issues in parenting. Today, I am answering one of the questions I am asked most frequently. How do you do Happy’s hair? Contrary to […]