Category Archives: Nuturing Myself as a Mother

10 Things I Learned When I Stopped Buying New

Last fall, I made a quiet decision to stop buying new clothes for four months. When I committed to not buying new in the name of mindful consumption, the fun of finding “new-to-me” clothes turned out to be a blast. … Continue reading

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Gone….

gardening! This year, the pull is too strong to resist — all my extra time is going to be on my knees with my fingers in the dirt 🙂

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The Food Machine Is Getting Tired

The other day I was at a gathering of moms that ended in a potluck dinner. Pleased to be there, I soon realized that I had forgotten my fruit-salad contribution to the meal. Panicking (depending on the group of women … Continue reading

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Lighten Up and Love Deeply

I’ve been following the Little Seal blog for a long time. It is a passionate, beautifully-written chronicle of a mother caring for her terminally-ill child. Even though you’d think as a mother that you can’t bear to read it, you … Continue reading

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The Reality of Birthdays

I turned 54 this week. I’ve had a lovely time of it, but there’s no avoiding the fact in the last year or so, my body has taken one of those turns. “Suddenly,” the wrinkles and the grey have reached critical … Continue reading

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Letting go of showing up for everything

This week, I’m reposting one of my favorite posts as part of a “Whole Lotta Love” link-up, highlighting a post that flopped, a post didn’t get enough love when it was first posted. This represents a sweet turning point for … Continue reading

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Mom-to-Mom Connections: Getting Better and Better

I got to sit around for several hours the other day with another mom while our daughters took skiing lessons. We drank hot drinks and covered every topic under the sun — from teachers, gun ownership and Obamacare to husbands, … Continue reading

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