For All The Dads

Dads, my hat goes off to you.  You’ve got a tough gig in this day and age.  You’re expected to love and bond with this teeny baby without the benefit of all the gooey hormones we get during pregnancy, delivery, and through nursing.  You’re expected to take care of us while we are taking care of this baby, but the … Read More

The Transition to Dadhood

by Dr. Jay Warren (as published in Pathways Magazine) Nowadays, Dads play an essential role in prenatal care, birth preparation and in labor and delivery. New fathers are also now expected to be active caregivers in the first days, weeks and months of their child’s life – bathing, bottle feeding, diaper changing, clothing, soothing, cuddling, putting down to sleep, playing … Read More

A Mother’s Day Wish for all Moms AND Moms-to-be

In this month’s newsletter we are celebrating moms and hopefully for you that means getting to spend time with those you love, enjoying your version of decadence, and so many flowers and chocolate! Wishing you the best Mother’s day to you all, especially to those that are celebrating their first mama’s day!  There were quite a lot of you this … Read More

A Mindful Mother’s Day

In small ways we can make every day a more perfect day just by slowing down and becoming more mindful of the experience we are having in the moment…this is the practice of mindfulness. All too often I find myself caught up in my to-do lists and go through my day forgetting my deep desire to remain mindful.  But sometimes … Read More

Spoiler Alert: You’re Not My Mom

Oh Mother’s Day … I don’t even know what to say about this one.  As a mother of young kids, you kind of feel like you’ve been through battle, and then there is this one day that’s supposed to be yours. I’m a MOM darnit, celebrate me. But the crazy part is that the moms who are in the trenches … Read More

Celebrating New Motherhood

As we have moved from communal living, we have gotten away from our roots. We have lost our rituals and discontinued ceremonies that celebrate our various rites of passage. While ceremonies and rituals sound like ‘extras’, I assure you they are essential. World wide new mothers have long been honored with sacred ceremonies to recognize all they’ve accomplished through pregnancy, … Read More

#FUNNYNOTFUNNY

If my life had a hashtag, FunnyNotFunny is probably a tie for first place with FindTheJoy.   Motherhood is overflowing with moments that would win the grand prize on America’s Funniest Home Videos .. their bread and butter the t-ball to the crotch … Funnynotfunny, moments.  If you can laugh at the moments that may not seem funny at the time, … Read More

As Good As An Orgasm

Hello friends and happy spring! My family and I just got back from a trip to Cannon Beach Oregon (Goonies anyone?) where we celebrated one of best friends 40th birthday, hiked in old growth forests, walked the beach for miles, and ate some amazing food!  It was great to be able to show the kids some of my old stomping … Read More

How Many Yogis Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

How Many Yogis Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb? How many Iyengar yogis does it take to change a lightbulb? – Five, one to put a block under the bulb, one to wrap a strap around it, one to add a bolster, another to support the bulb with a blanket and one more to talk about their personal … Read More

Looking Back & Laughing

Taking care of a newborn and recovering from birth is hard work. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed as a new parent… Is baby getting enough milk? How many dirty diapers have we had today? Did I eat? What day of the week is it again? In the moment, things may seem so hard but looking back on it I … Read More