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Mama Time

by Sarah Juliusson of www.MamaRenew.ca – Find Mama Renew on Facebook & Twitter That 1980s Pantene shampoo commercial keeps running through my head - Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful. (watch vintage video here) with one minor change to the wording: Don’t Hate me Because I’ve Had 3 Full Weeks of Time Alone this Summer. I know – I know… this is outrageous!  I can hardly believe it myself.  As a mother of two young boys  this certainly isn’t the norm.  Add them all together, and a trip to visit the grandparents, a... read more

In Praise of Women: Magnificent, Spacious, Fiery Witnesses

Michelle at Wicked Whimsy inspired me to go a bit deeper with a comment that I made in an interview over at The Red Lipstick Report: I often hear “women are our own worst enemies” in terms of our culture. I’m tired of that argument. I think everyone is their own worst enemy, and I don’t think it’s about something women have specifically against each other. The uh, broadness, of my experience with the women throughout my life leaves me humble, optimistic, proud, and grateful. I’ve been screwed over by females in business and love, and I’ve planted a few... read more

The worst.

By Colleen Lowe Smith   My sister and I were never particularly close.  Thirteen months older, we were always on totally different tracks.  She played with dolls, I played in mud.  She had boyfriends, I had band, plays and ski club.  She got married after high school, I went to college.  I learned with remote interest that she was pregnant, and wasn’t there to witness the bump of her belly or the growth ensued over the next nine months.  I was in at school, six hours away, domesticity a foreign concept.  I was a sophomore when I got the call that she was in labor,... read more

Publisher's Weekly Review

This is so cool. There’s nothing better than working really hard on a project and then getting some great feedback from an entity like Publisher’s Weekly! The book’s website is www.dearjohnilovejane.com and it would be awesome if you could go over to its facebook page and LIKE it : ) Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women Edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre, Seal, $16.95 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-58005-339-6 There are plenty of coming-out stories on the market, important but familiar tales of women who knew... read more

phantom limbo

I keep forgetting that my laptop—the MacBook Pro I got just last March, the one which abruptly stopped being able to recognize its own hard drive two weeks ago—is not here. I keep thinking—usually late at night or early in the morning—that I’ll work on a layout or blog post or will email somebody or download photos,* only to reach for the laptop, and . . . I had not realized how much a part of my daily life that laptop normally is—my portal to the outside world. So I’m feeling alternately crippled (delegated to the world of IRL) and tied to the office (i.e.... read more

some days. . .

You take what you can get. Tags: today, white board, whiteboard, yucky day This entry was posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 6:19 pm and is filed under living, Mothering office. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.     read more


I just spent the past 6 days at an advanced training in iRest/yoga nidra, a deeply transformational process of self-inquiry developed by Richard Miller.  Yoga nidra helps people get in touch with their sense of self, that self you already know but with a busy family life you forgot.  I discovered yoga nidra 6 years ago. For me it’s the ultimate therapy for mothers. Why? Because you do it while lying down and napping. A nap and self-inquiry? What could be better! (that’s why I’ve gotten trained in it and offer private and group yoga nidra sessions through... read more

The Right to Refuse

My kids and I like to role play. Sometimes I pretend to be a bad guy and I drive by them in my “car,” slowing down and crying out, “Hey kids! Come with me! My dog had puppies and they’re really cute. I’ll take you to go see them. Get in…” Etani, who’s six, shouts “NO WAY! GET AWAY FROM ME!” and runs in the other direction. Saying no is a lot harder for Athena, who’s nine. She stops walking and politely declines, “No thank you, sir. I do not want to see a puppy right now, but thank you anyway for asking…” We teach our children to follow... read more

Week One: Well-Being

I’ve napped every day this week! Okay, it’s only Day Four but I’m going to hoot and hollar a bit anyway, especially as I was convinced that on Mothers Day I’d completely space out and forget to nap. I had already composed the “Loser Napper” blog entry in my mind. But, miracle of miracles, I remembered. My lack of normal brain fog might have been because Saturday night I returned with my hubby from two nights of hiking bits of the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia and Maryland and getting – please be seated – a total of twenty-one hours of sleep! I think the... read more

Week Two: Body Tensing, Body Sensing

I meant to write this yesterday, but this week I’m a little behind on everything. I usually don’t give myself much slack, but with hubby away for three weeks the permission to slack off has been turned on. Example number one: an hour before he departed for the airport I flew to the store and bought the following items: 2 boxes of organic mini toaster waffles 2 boxes of chicken tikki massala frozen dinners 4 boxes of Amy’s organic pizza snacks 1 box of Pamela’s organic gluten free chocolate chip cookies (’cause mamma’s gotta... read more

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