Wisdom

Motherhood Letter No. 11: Dear Matt and Peter

This is No. 11 in The Motherhood Letters, a monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering here through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess on her blog, Leaning into Light.   Dear Matt and Peter,   Thirteen days…

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The Motherhood Letters No. 10: Café Sisterhood

Dear Forrest, A week after Donald Trump was elected. I walked into the café, ready to order my cappuccino, and there you stood. Rather than sharing café small talk, you asked how I was doing and I knew you didn’t want to hear, “Fine.” You didn’t want to hear an answer that superficially informed you…

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The Motherhood Letters No. 9: Dear Dad

This is #9 in The Motherhood Letters, a monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess and her work in the author box below.   Dear Dad, It was evening. We sat in…

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The Motherhood Letters #7: Dear Nina

This is #7 in The Motherhood Letters, a new monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess and her work in the author box below. Dear Nina,   It’s only been two days…

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Community Supported Postpartum

If you are a parent you already know that all the cute onesies given to you at your baby shower/birth blessing paled in comparison to the home cooked meals delivered to your door postpartum. The diaper wipe warmer and stuffed elephant were sweet, but the friend who picked up your groceries and washed your dishes…

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Recovering Your Core Postpartum~4 Quick Tips

For All Postpartum Mamas CARING FOR YOUR BODY AFTER HAVING A BABY   Hello Postpartum Mamas!   You are working so hard at being a mom, and you are probably wondering how you will take care of your body, yet it may be last on your list of to-dos. Our job is naturally physical. Feeling good in…

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Bedtime Rhythm

Sweet Bedtime WINDING DOWN   Ah, bedtime…it’s such a sweet time to connect with our children. We read, we rock, we light candles, we sing lullabies, we say our prayers and thank yous, we snuggles, tuck-in and kiss goodnight. And sometimes we fall asleep, it’s hard not to after all of that relaxing nurturing. Do…

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August

Summer and Spaciousness SPACIOUSNESS You know what my worst feeling is? Rushing. It is my biggest challenge opportunity for growth to remain calm and easy when I am meeting a specific start time. Being a nor-easter, punctuality is in my bones, and living in northern California I’ve learned to embrace the culture of going with the…

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The Last Days of Summer

Fun ways to enjoy the last days of summer with your family AS SUMMER COMES TO AN END..   As summer’s end is drawing close an urge for busyness may be creeping into your consciousness. Back to school preparations, getting that last trip in before autumn and getting involved in community activities may start filling…

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