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Feelings, Nothing More than Feelings

Last weekend, my six year old son told my husband, “Mommy doesn’t know how to do anything.”  Simon shouted this soul-crushing sentence to my husband as we biked around town, me with my son on a trailer bike attached to the back of my own.  Apparently, my caution before turning across a lane of traffic… Continue reading Feelings, Nothing More than Feelings

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Birth, Motherhood, and the Power of Mantra

Today, my 2-year-old daughter didn’t want her diaper changed. As I leaned down to pick her up, calmly explaining that this was a necessity, she nuzzled her head into me and bit down onto the softest part of my thigh. My instinctual, holy-goodness-that-hurt response was to curse (loudly) and push her away. She wound up… Continue reading Birth, Motherhood, and the Power of Mantra

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The Good Parts of Pregnancy

This week, we have a guest post from Sara Owens. I recently attended part I of the Whole Mama Yoga prenatal / postnatal yoga teacher training. (If you’re a yoga teacher, you should attend. More on that later.) We spent the week delving into all of the icky parts of pregnancy that typically bring a… Continue reading The Good Parts of Pregnancy

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Empty Vessel: Reflections from an Infertile Yogi

This week, we have a guest post from Anna Jefferson. National Infertility Awareness Week is April 23-29 and Lauren asked me to write a guest post about infertility and yoga. My expertise is both professional and personal, as a trained yoga teacher and person who spent five years increasingly desperately trying to get pregnant. And… Continue reading Empty Vessel: Reflections from an Infertile Yogi