motherhood

motherhood’s bottom line

May 17, 2012
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Motherhood has a bottom line just like the marketing class I’m taking. In my class, called Power Boost Marketing with Pamela Slim, we have quarterly reviews. Pam asks us about our bottom line numbers: how many people signed up for the newsletter? How many dollars went into the bank? How many new people did I […]

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road trip to the opera

September 3, 2010
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          My altared space today is The Santa Fe Opera. We live on the Western Slope of Colorado and my daughter begged me to take her to Mozart’s Magic Flute which was playing at the Santa Fe Opera House. This is a mere 8.5 hour drive. One way. But she doesn’t beg very often.           […]

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the temple of tadasana

May 25, 2010
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       Today the yoga pose of Tadasana is my altared space. I love the power to simply stand erect, toes forward, knees and hips aligned, shoulders placed on my back, ribs and belly hugging toward my spine. When I began yoga, the power of this pose escaped me. I just stood there, schlumpadinka style.        […]

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the yes of a one-way street

May 19, 2010
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       I’m participating in Momalom’s Five for Ten series. To read more  stories about the power of YES visit them here.        Today this one-way sign is my altared space. It reminds me of a conversation I had with my daughter. As we talked, I was able to say “Yes,” to the kind of mother I truly […]

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will you rub me?

May 4, 2010
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       This is what my children say to me as we plop in front of the television sometime after 8pm when my brain has turned to mush but it’s too early to go to bed.        When they were teeny tiny I sprinkled powder on their newborn bodies and gave them little massages. Their eyes […]

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happy bearth day: a nod to debra frasier

April 22, 2010
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      Reading with my children is a place I find my church. It’s where my skin becomes soft and my soul is transported. The Island of Yummy became established as an institution when my babies were young. With one in each arm, and a book open between us, I could always find that fountain of […]

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green is the new black

April 20, 2010
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       My husband has a T-shirt. It says, “Green is the new black.” We’re greening up the world. No more dismal, morose black. It’s all about green: the color of life; the color of oxygen.        We recently burned our property. That’s a normal thing to do in ranching country where I live. Everything turns […]

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science fair judges and rainbow crashes

April 10, 2010
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       Today I’m giving away a crystal because I learned more at my kindergarten daughter’s science fair than she did. The lessons stayed with me and helped me raise my children more gently.       My five year old daughter and I were enamored with rainbows. We found them everywhere we went: in the sky, puddles […]

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rainbows in the dryer

April 6, 2010
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       Have you ever looked through prism glasses? When my husband was in school, taking Physics, my daughter was in kindergarten. He brought home these magic glasses and turned everything we looked at into rainbows.        The air sparkled that night. We looked at streetlamps and saw rainbows. We focused our glasses on the moon […]

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collecting an identity

March 27, 2010
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       I love to collect rocks at the beach. Camera in hand, I gather pictures of patterns from the stones against the sand. Then I put a few of the treasures into my pocket so they will adorn my dining room table at home. This allows me to make an altared space of the serenity […]

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stories help us talk about life

March 24, 2010
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      Reading with my children is a place I find my church. It’s where my skin becomes soft and my soul is transported. The Island of Yummy became established as an institution when my babies were young. With one in each arm, and a book open between us, I could always find that fountain of […]

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