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Words of Wisdom for New Mothers

July 21, 2012

A heartfelt hank you to all my wonderful mama friends for contributing to this post by sharing your personal experiences and sage advice for new mothers! Listen, and look into the eyes of your child. He or she will tell you what they need. Consider joining a new mothers group and/or breastfeeding support group like La Leche League. It is a place to find understanding, sisterhood, knowledge and support. Together you can problem-solve and share the wisdom that you collectively have…

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Your Own Song

July 19, 2012
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A woman in my local Holistic Mom’s Network chapter shared a beautiful story about how a certain African tribe comes together and uses song to remind us of who we really are. Touching my heart with inspiring words of wisdom, I share this story with you. There is a tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is not counted on the day of his birth or when he was conceived, but on the day he was a…

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Guest Post: On Being Adopted & Being a Father

June 17, 2012
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Ok. Honest Truth: When my wife asked if I would like to do a guest blog for Father’s Day, my first instinct was to roll my eyes. Is this how I am going to spend my morning? Writing a blog post? Seriously? It’s Father’s Day! Shouldn’t I be able to wake up when I want, watch the game, drink my favorite beer and just relax? I run my own business and I’m pretty much glued to a laptop or phone…

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On Children by Kahlil Gibran

May 13, 2012

This poem has many profound messages and is a reminder that our children are who they are – their own unique seeds that already contain everything within them to thrive. As parents, it is our role to nourish their environment so that they can sprout, unfold and grow into their fullest potential and uncover their own special purpose. Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from…

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5 Lessons My Child Taught Me

December 21, 2011
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One year ago we welcomed our sweet baby Judah into the world. He has brought a renewed sense of purpose to my life and has shown me the true meaning of unconditional love. In honor of his first birthday, I would like to share five meaningful lessons my son has taught me. Be simple Children live in the present moment without thinking, they just feel. They are free from tension, anxiety, stress and fear. They don’t worry about making mistakes or…

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