Let me share one of the lovely things that has happened to my body since it has been home to 4 babies in 7 years. If you are squeamish, stop reading. In order for your stomach to expand to accommodate those little lovelies, your stomach muscles separate. This is called diastasis recti. I have heard… Read More Just Breathe
Are you familiar with Game of Thrones? or GOT as us nerds call it? Well, just in case you aren’t, let me give you a very brief synopsis relative to what I want to share today. Daenerys Targaryen, the rightful queen of the Seven Kingdoms has been in exile in Westeros her entire life. Her… Read More Is He Ruggedly Handsome?
“I hated having a body at all. My body made it impossible for me to succeed at being a girl. The universe had presented me with some very obvious rules for femaleness: Be small and quiet and wispy and stoic and light and smooth and don’t fart or bleed or bloat or tire or hunger… Read More Raising Girls in a Broken World
We’ve been in hurricane prep mode here for about 5 days, though it appears that we are mostly in the clear. School was canceled for three days and the surf has been good, or at least promising. All of this goes to say that my kids are home and my husband is not. The weather… Read More Wild and Free
Always remember there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name. -Avett Brothers, ironically from a song called “Murdered in the City” that brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. #TRUTH Friday night Luke and I climbed into bed at about 9pm (yep, we’re ragers). We were… Read More Sleep and Gratitude
Intuition. Inner voice. God speaking. Whatever it means to you. I used to trust it and rely on it. I can remember many times in high school and college that I would get a bad feeling about a party I was at, or a person I was talking to or a street I was about… Read More Intuition
Here is the story of how Teya Foley’s daughter, Cadence came into the world. I connected with Teya through the Mommy Soul Tribe and we have become easy friends, despite our very large geographical distance. Teya hosts a website called And So She Thought, that is focused on supporting women from all walks of life. Her… Read More Birth Story: The Emergence of My Sunshine
This story comes to you from one of my favorite women, my mother. When I was thinking about this birth story series, I emailed the friends that I thought would be interested. Then I remembered my own mother. I have heard this story many times in my life and never with any trace of remorse… Read More Birth Story: 35 Years Old