Category Archives: parenting

33 Quotes on Pregnancy and Childbirth to Inspire and Empower

“In actuality, there is never any such thing as solid ground, but strapped securely inside our heads, where we live most of the time, things seem pretty predictable and safe. We think we are the captain of the ship. We … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Find Balance as a #YogaMama

This post original appeared on the KiraGrace Blog. As mother of two young boys, a full time social worker, a prenatal yoga teacher and an instructor of a childbirth preparation class, the Yoga Way to Birth, I am very familiar … Continue reading

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an ode to my body

Five years ago, some might say, I had the abs of people’s dreams. But if you had asked me then, I would have told you that there was more work to be done, it seems. In my 20s, to my … Continue reading

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Falling is not failure. Life lessons from a 4 year old. 

My 4 year old son has been obsessed with the monkey bars for the past year. He has his favorite ones at “the school park” that are low to the ground and he can easily reach from the platforms. At … Continue reading

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You are whole, my child

A few months ago my three and a half year old had an “incident” at preschool. He reacted to a friend in his class in anger and hurt them. I got an email that no parent ever wants to receive. A rock … Continue reading

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change and uncertainty

Nothing is more certain than the uncertainty of life. And just as the blooms on the trees dare to reach out and expose themselves with the encouragement of the spring’s light, I am also experiencing some ch-ch-change! I’m moving onto … Continue reading

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a word on kindness and non-judgement

I so appreciate this talk from the lovely Kathryn Budig, I wanted to share it here as well. If even a power house like her can be effected by negative comments, I can only imagine what it can do those … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of samskara

I first learned about the idea of samskara during my yoga teacher training. It is a concept that has stuck with me in all my especially as I have continued on the path of studying psychology and mental health. One … Continue reading

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Loosen the grip

I’m going to jump ahead to the last of the yamas, which is one of my favorites, and one of the most difficult to practice, aparigraha, non-grasping. Again the yamas put it in the negative form, so if we look … Continue reading

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