My second child, our daughter Isabel turned 6 last week. We were overjoyed with her arrival! I suffered a miscarriage a year before she was born and it made for an emotional pregnancy filled with worry and anticipation. My birth with her was a VBAC (Vaginal birth after cesarean section), thanks to the support of… Continue reading Screw the “bounce back”…
There is beauty in all corners of our world. There is hope in times of sadness and distress. A nine-year old boy heard of an effort to give bikes to a family of five for Christmas. He decided to donate the bike he had outgrown to one of the children. Two neighbors also heard of… Continue reading There is kindness all around us.
Today I did a home yoga practice. It was 47 minutes long. I know that because I was in the kitchen/dining room so the oven clock was closeby. It has always been challenging for me to practice at home due to all the distractions of cleaning, clutter, tasks, unfinished business. Yet today I was able… Continue reading Perfectly imperfect
Conversations about Pelvic Floor health are hushed, especially if we are in public places like the gym or the coffee shop. I’ve had many talks with women about Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) over the years. You might wonder, “What does that even mean?” or “Does that only affect Moms?” and “Will it ever go away?”… Continue reading Pelvic Floor Health: The symptoms may be common, but they’re not ‘normal’
It has been seven years since I moved back to my hometown (outside of Albany, NY). I moved back so that my husband and I could raise our daughter (then 16 months) near our families. In that time, our family has grown to include two more children, one 4 and our toddler, now 20 months.… Continue reading Easing back into exercise after baby
For the last year, my mind, my body and my heart have been on an emotional roller coaster. About 15 months ago, I became pregnant for the fourth time. It would be my third baby, (I miscarried between my first two children). I was happy to be pregnant and excited about adding to our family.… Continue reading Honor your body, mama
About ten years ago when I started taking yoga classes, I remember thinking it was odd when teachers or students referred to Yoga as “a practice.” They talked about ‘their yoga practice’ in the same way someone might refer to their golf game. I was fairly green on the yoga scene and I had a… Continue reading Yoga practice, not yoga perfect