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  • Break-Ups in Your 30s and Staying on Target
    March 28, 2014
        Break-ups in your 30s are hard.  Really hard. Don't get me wrong, they can be just as painful as break-ups in your 20s (or teen...
  • When people tell you who they are, believe them.
    Believe 'Em When They Tell You Who They Are
    April 4, 2014
      Many, many years ago I dated this guy who told me after only a few lovely dates that he was really close to him...
  • The YouTube Video that Saved My Relationship
    August 11, 2015
    Photo Credit: Next to Me Studios   A YouTube video changed my life. One little video, a video lasting less than six minutes completely altered the...
  • Two Years
    September 1, 2015
      I am a wife. It's still a strange feeling when my husband asks, "Have you met my wife?" Wife. It still feels a little like I'm...

On Parenthood

  • Heartbeat to Heartbeat
    Love: The Magic that Brings Two Heartbeats Together
    February 21, 2014
        When I was a kid, every time our family adopted a puppy my mother would create the same set up: a small bed and...
  • To All the Cynics, I Call Bullshit
    To All the Cynics, I Call Bullshit
    April 11, 2014
      Back before I got knocked up, I'd sometimes feel a little reserved about expressing how much I wanted children when in mixed company. With all...
  • Raising a Good Man
    Raising a Good Man
    May 30, 2014
      I'm having a boy. When I found out I was about 12 weeks pregnant. As soon as I heard the news, I was giddy. I was...
  • Learning How to Stop
    June 20, 2014
      How can I sit and write a blog post when there is so much to do? In any given moment, I feel a pull to...
  • Life Lessons Learned: A Year in the Making
    July 1, 2015
    Second star to the right and straight on till morning! Today is just pure magic. It’s not my birthday, but it feels like it. I’ve...
  • Listen to This: The Longest Shortest Time
    July 3, 2015
    I love podcasts. I loooooove them. They make long car trips fly by and cleaning the house less of a chore. They inform me,...
  • What's Up, Park?
    July 8, 2015
    Our budget sand toys: bins from the 99 Cents Only Store and coffee lids from Trader Joe's.   We love parks. We spend a lot of...
  • The Guy's First Birthday
    July 13, 2015
    Judah turned one. Yay! Yay for him! And Yay for us! We did it! SooOOOOooo, we headed to our neighborhood park to celebrate his first birthday....
  • Holding Space
    July 20, 2015
      When I taught yoga, it wasn't unusual for a student to weep on the mat during class. Some people feel uncomfortable with tears. In fact,...
  • What's Up, Hat?
    July 27, 2015
      What's new in our world? Hats! I think hats give Judah superpowers. Hand this boy a hat and he's a happier, flirtier, more adventurous Jude. He'll point...
  • Two Things You Should Know Before Taking a Baby to the Beach
    August 4, 2015
    Who doesn't love the beach? Anyone? Anyone? Oh, that would be me. I don't love the beach. Although, I have many happy memories tip-toeing through tide...
  • What's Up, Books?
    September 3, 2015
      This home loves books. Trips to the book store are like visiting Oz, or Wonderland, or Narnia, or Never Never Land. We only come...
  • To All the Cynics – A Film by Casey Gates
    September 22, 2015
    How often does a friend come along who, not only inspires you, but fuels your creativity? How often do you find a friend who speaks...
  • The Thing No Parent Should Ever Tell You
    October 6, 2015
      "The hardest part of parenting is catching barf in your hands." My dad told me this at some point in the year before Judah was...
  • Talking the Yogic Talk – On Being Kind
    October 27, 2015
    When you're a yoga instructor, you're a guide. You take students along on a journey. Yes, you're a 'teacher' when you need to be. But...
  • Do You Know Why You're Saying No?
    November 3, 2015
      I learned about setting boundaries in a room full of tiny humans. I take my 16-month-old son to a RIE group where he can explore and...
  • Dear New Mom
    May 14, 2017
    Dear New Mom, You don’t have to apologize. So, stop right now. You’re in the mama circle now. That means you get to fall off the...
  • We're Having a Girl! Or Whatever.
    June 14, 2017
    We're having a girl! I'm over-the-moon happy. We wanted a son and a daughter. God willing, we'll have both. But why am I happy? I...

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