Month: May 2016

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Tips for Traveling Alone with a Baby

  Landed in Dallas and I’ve learned some very valuable lessons I want to compile for you all for when traveling alone with a baby. 1. Don’t drink anything AT ALL. You do not want to stuff yourself inside an airplane bathroom with a baby. 2. If you’re flying Southwest and you get to pick […]

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What a DAY. DAY ONE

I have just had A DAY.   So today it all began. Yoga teacher training has officially begun. By begun I mean, I pulled the trigger. PAID in full. Met with the teacher. So this bad Larry of a life experience is happening.   I went to 8 AM Bikram yoga class. My body is […]

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Ode to the NAP BATTLE

We did the playground. We painted and played. We read stories. I’ve earned nap time. I have mom-ed the shit out of you. I have swung you and loved you. But now I need to sit on my couch in silence for 10 minutes. I need to work out. I need to take a shower. […]

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Pro Yoga

  What do you think of when you think of yoga and the people who practice yoga? Skinny shirtless men sitting cross-legged and chanting? People wearing chunky sandals and driving Volkswagen buses? (Are those still even around? Am I really that old?) While those people participate in the practice, yoga can work for almost anyone. […]

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Children of Divorce, Holler if You Hear Me

     My sister Anastasia Beaverhousen and I were joking around the other day about how our parents never gave us the divorce talk.     No, you didn’t misread. I did say joking. I was saying, “Next time I’m with Dad I’m going to make him give me the divorce talk! ‘Kids, we both […]

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Spreading Kindness Around Like It’s Confetti.

The month of May I decided to join KINDNESS IN DEMAND on the #didsomething campaign.    Each month Kindness in Demand will launch a new kinds initiative under the #didsomething kindness campaign umbrella. May 2016’s kindness initiative will be focused on the homeless. So I jumped in. I was asked to make a blessing […]

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Journal, Journal, and then do more Journaling.

How many people do you tell your honest birth story to? And by honest I mean the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help me God? Probably not often. Because #1 we are civilized human beings and if you can read the room you know sometimes it’s best to smile and say “It was […]

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An Apology to My Second Child

Dear Smudgy Baby, You are the best surprise of my life. Your brother was 3 months old when you were concieved. Surprise! Don’t worry, we hoped our children would be close in age, and there you were.   Yet having a second baby at anytime is challenging, never mind the craziness of having two under two […]

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