Even if your heart beats a little faster. {The Kind Side}

Just because you have an emotional reaction to something doesn't mean it is the right or wrong thing to do. Maybe you feel scared that it won't work, anxious that you might fail, uncertain you chose right, or nervous you won't be able to do it. These are feelings, but they don't get to tell … Continue reading Even if your heart beats a little faster. {The Kind Side}

Breath {#wholemama and 6/31}

A few nights ago I woke up in the middle of the night with an aching headache. I tried to sleep, but the pulsing ache wouldn't let me and I realized both my hands were tingling suspiciously. I began to worry about what could possibly be wrong with me. I knew there were things to watch … Continue reading Breath {#wholemama and 6/31}

Messy Imperfections {#wholemama}

   It's hard to be honest about messes.  This mess, this floor mess. Was easy.  Any mess my children make is easy, the state of my laundry pile (huge!) is easy to share.  I've somehow grown accustomed to sharing aspects of my home as token markers of imperfection. "Look at me, my life is messy … Continue reading Messy Imperfections {#wholemama}

6: consider attachment

A while back my mom suggested I read a book called Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell. She had seen on goodreads that I had read another book by Siegel and thought I would appreciate the information in this book as well. I got through the first few chapters of … Continue reading 6: consider attachment