Sleepless Child + Selfish Mom= Bliss

Nap time routines evolve quickly. At least they do in our house.  While I tend to keep things pretty traditional and predictable, moving from lunch to hygiene, hygiene to books, and books to bed, our daughter sporadically tests the limits in a typical toddler fashion. And by that, I mean, she tries to call the…

Essential Elements for Staying Fit on a Budget

I don’t spend tons of cash on a fancy gym membership and shiny work-out equipment doesn’t fill my front room.  But, still, I make exercise a priority. Why? Because it is the best method of prevention from physical and emotional illness. How? With these essential elements for staying fit on a budget. The Local Library…

Jumping Rope Rocks For Your Body, Mind & Family

Physical Health Burn through calories like you never ate or drank them. Maintain a healthy body weight. Look good in your favorite jeans. Sure, these are all reasons that jumping rope rocks your body.  However, hidden benefits make skipping rope worth every sweaty sacrifice. Jumping rope positively affects more than just the outward appearance. Let’s take…

Mission

Most of life, growing into it. Setting limits and boundaries, for what to expect. Understanding the demands put forth on ourselves and in our interactions with others. Realizing what is unfair. Setting limits and boundaries, for how we eat. Finding out what was once acceptable as nourishment to our bodies, really can disease. Learning how…

Gardening to Grow a Green Family

In the midst of a rainstorm, my brilliant husband’s brain sparked like lightning. “Planter boxes! I’ll build planter boxes,” he concluded. It was April, 2012, and we were first-time homeowners, a few months in, on a mission to fence in our yard.  Building was a new venture for Adam, one that I trusted in his…

Three Easy Yoga Poses to Work into a Toddler-Tastic Day

If your toddler’s routine is anything like mine, take advantage of reading time after lunch, before nap, by sprawling out on the floor with some digestive-supporting stretches. This all started when our one-year old girl decided her free soul could no longer tolerate being cooped up on my lap, in the rocking chair, during story…

Write to Release

Nice morning. Crisp, but the day should break a nice 70 degrees. Cool enough to switch to hot coffee, though. Hard to let go of a sun-goddess summer, I barely believe it’s mid-September. I’m only lying to myself that yoga in the sun will never end. I feel good, even though I didn’t sleep well….