Inspiration

October is Here

October 1, 2013 0 Comments
October is Here

  The new month is here. This is a perfect time to take a moment to reflect. Where are you? Where would you like to be? What would it take to get you there? What can you do this month to get one step closer? What do you desire this month?

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Monday, Monday…

September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Monday, Monday…

  Monday has a bad rap. I have a different feeling about Mondays. I see every Monday as an opportunity — to live life the way I long to live. Monday morning presents a clean slate, an invitation to do my very best. What will you make of your Monday morning opportunity?

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Let It Rest

July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Let It Rest

  Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.  ~Chinese Proverb Here’s the truth: focusing on rest is really hard for me. I’m not very good at rest. Or I’m not very good at committing to rest. Or I haven’t quite figured out how to rest and continue to work. […]

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Inviting Silence In

July 15, 2013 1 Comment
Inviting Silence In

  One of the most difficult things about motherhood for me is all the noise. It is fairly constant and often feels unrelenting. Years ago when I was an 8th grade teacher, I ended almost every day in silence. I didn’t yet understand what it means to be an introvert. Defining my introverted nature was […]

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How Do You Play?

June 17, 2013 3 Comments
How Do You Play?

  This quote challenges me. I’m enjoying chewing on it, figuring out what I think about it. I’m quick to admit that play is hard for me. I’m realizing more and more (especially since choosing play as my theme for June) how wrong I’ve made myself for not being “good” at play. There are times […]

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Make Your Place — with Play

June 10, 2013 0 Comments
Make Your Place — with Play

Today I dropped my son off at a new summer day camp at the science museum. After checking him in I watched as he tentatively walking over to where kids were gathering, waiting for camp to “officially” begin. There were some kids exploring marble runs. Others were playing with what looks like a giant Light […]

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The Importance of Play

June 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Importance of Play

    With Summer here I’m inviting more Play into my life. Summer is made for play. The kids are already out of school. We’ve been to the pool. Nights are free, baseball games abundant and there desire for ice cream with sprinkles is strong. Lately I’ve been playing with paint as a participant in […]

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Bloom Beautifully

May 27, 2013 0 Comments

    This week is a week of transition for my family. School is officially out for Summer vacation on Wednesday afternoon. We are moving into the loose days of Summer, with less schedules and more freedom. I find myself striving to create a perfect new routine, as if I can control the unknown that […]

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Need Relief? Slow Down :: Monday Inspiration

May 20, 2013 0 Comments

  I snapped the above picture of my husband on Saturday night after I finished putting the kids to bed. It was one of those bedtime routines that felt filled with whines and resistance — showers that didn’t want to be taken, pjs that didn’t want to go on, teeth that didn’t want to be […]

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When Life Spins Out of Control

May 13, 2013 0 Comments

When I was in graduate school I started having recurrent dreams about tornadoes. In the first couple I was standing outside and would look up and see the distinctive form of a funnel cloud off in the distance, far enough away that it wasn’t threatening. Eventually the dreams escalated to the point that in one […]

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