The Zen of Mothering a Highly Sensitive Child

Life can be simply beautiful and utterly complicated, at the same time. There are ups and downs, comfort and uncertainty. When someone pretends that all is good all the time, well I just don’t believe it. I love when we can be real and speak the truth. To me this shows true strength. Sometimes being…

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My experience with spirit babies

I want to share a very personal story with you despite how private it is.  Something tells me it needs to be shared. When Mark and I married we tried right away to become pregnant.   Knowing that I never ovulated, I understood that it was going to be challenging. I did everything in my power…

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7 Ways You Can Stop Comparing Your Life to Others

Have you ever looked at someone else’s life and wished you had what they had? Sometimes you may feel like other people have it easier. Or that their lives are better than yours. That the grass is greener on the other side. I’ve felt this before. Whether it’s being envious of the “perfect” marriage,  easy…

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My Message To (New) Mamas

Dear Beautiful Mama, I want you to know that you are loved. Loved no matter what you choose. Or how your baby behaves. No two people are the same. Trust your intuition. You know your child best. Connect with your child. Your baby has chosen you and only you to be his mother. Remember to…

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We Don’t Choose the Unexpected. It Chooses Us.

Take a moment to take a deep breath. Remove distractions and be in this moment, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. Now imagine you receive a phone call telling you that your child, husband, wife, or someone you love has cancer. An uncomfortable thought for anyone, yes. And perhaps an avoided one for those…

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How You Can Be Brave

Have you ever been nervous about opening yourself up to others? Admitting to something you perceived as embarassing? Recently, my story on how I beat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and infertility from a nutritional perspective was featured over at Happy Herbivore. As the publication day approached, I became nervous. Nervous because I was admitting to…

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10 Lessons Learned from Cancer

I remember being very pregnant and sitting in the oncologists room where Dr. J told me that the likelihood of Mark being alive in the next 10 years would be very slim. Would I be a widow by 40? I don’t blame him for “trying” to prepare me.  But did he really have to tell…

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Decluttering the kids toys

Do you ever feel like there is just too much stuff? Baby chairs and swings, stuffed animals and noise making gadgets to stimulate our already over-stimulated children? Children don’t need more toys, they need more time with to just PLAY. To explore. To create and use their imaginations. LESS is MORE. I’d like you to…

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