Dealing with Stress. The Quiet Time between 2 Breaths.

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”  ~Etty Hillesum ...more

Kind of Like Groundhog's Day

I've been telling my husband lately that my life is a lot like Groundhog's Day. Monotonous. Yes. But I'm actually the one choosing to shape it that way, since it keeps everything flowing smoothly and sanely here. My personal Groundhog's Day is complete with: * Anticipating hunger by pre-preparing snacks. * Thinking of meals in as far advance as I can stand, so I don't end up in a hot kitchen, myself hungry, tired and surrounded by three gaping mouths. ...more

Wow! You are brave. I am so going to have to clean the house. But I will look for that sweet ...more

What I Want for my Children

Argh! YOU DID WHAT?!Yes. That's me on many an afternoon. Make that morning. OK, truth-be-told, it can happen at any moment. Today it was the crayon-covered rocker that did me in.And despite the fact that children are not the behaviors they exhibit, I honestly have difficulty sorting the two when my impatient Aries-anger ignites. Whew. Deep breath. Calm down. Re-focus. Now move forward....more

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Cursed with Parsel Ped

Yes, like parseltongue (from Mr. H. Potter). My oldest and I seem to be gifted with parsel ped. Infliction or gift of the foot, otherwise known as the ability to tread so lightly that you almost step on snakes (and sometimes lizards) during the heat of snake season. Which is definitely upon us now....more

Mother or Gladiator?!

Sometimes, even two years down the line, it still amazes me how exhausting having a child is. Years ago in my pre-child and pre-Berlin life for that matter I used to work in film. I was in the lower echelons of the industry, a runner, head runner, camera assistant etc etc and these roles meant long hours (often 16-18 hour days). ...more

The Process and Progress of "Letting Go"....

“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind....more

Baby Steps become Milestones

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then eve...more

Blood Oranges and Sunsets

Last week I was so stoked to find blood oranges at the market. I love blood oranges. Actually, I love most any food that's visually stunning. Looks are a lot for me when it comes to food.And as it turns out, names are a great influence to our girls....more

Eat. Pray. Love. EMM Style

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