Photo by KayLyn Boccia of Creatively KJ Photo.
April is National Poetry Month, and I feel drawn to share a few of my own poems just for fun. I have always loved reading and writing poetry. Poetry feels spiritual to me because it reveals the truth of life in a beautiful and direct way. In terms of sharing where I am right now …
Photo by Kaylyn Boccia.
Photo Credit: KayLyn Boccia of KJ Photo.   Love yourself enough today to smile into the mirror. Crack a window and listen to the early-morning birdsong. Soak in the sounds of a silent house before the children wake.   Love yourself enough to write your soul onto the pages of a journal. Hold the faces …
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On Sunday, I spent a few hours with my family at the town pool. We were sitting at our picnic table when we spotted a couple dollar bills blowing by on the concrete. It was a windy day, and most likely a kid on his way to or from the snack bar had lost hold …
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I hope you do just one activity you love today (especially moms of young children, since there are just so many demands on your time and attention). Completely enjoy your activity. Relish it. Savor it. Enjoy your one activity, even if it only lasts 15 minutes. Maybe you just sit in perfect silence for 15 …
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With Mother’s Day approaching, I have been reflecting on my own childhood, and the qualities my mother had that I would like to bring to my own parenting. A lot has changed in our world, but these 6 qualities are still as relevant today as they were 25 years ago when my parents were raising …
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Just this once… can you put your shoes and coat on the first time I ask? Just this once… can you not pick a fight with your sibling? Just this once… can you smile and look at the camera? Just this once… can you sleep in past 6:00 am? Just this once… can you not …
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I fell for it again. I saw the New Year’s resolutions, and the voice telling me I could do better, be better, started to creep in. It is a familiar voice that I know well. This time it said—if you just put in 10 minutes a day, you can be a calmer, more peaceful, more …
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I have enjoyed following the journey of blogger and mother-of-four Molly Jones of The Enlightened Mama. We started our blogs around the same time and share a view of parenthood as a part of our journey as both human and spiritual beings. She writes honestly about the challenges and joys of motherhood and life in …
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The other night I read my 5-year-old son a book about being a big brother. He’s been a big brother for over 2 ½ years now, but he asked for this book again recently. We read and talked about how he is unique and special, and how there is no “Zachary” in the world exactly …
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I’ve written some more polished, edited pieces of writing over the past month, but something is pushing me to revisit this stream-of-consciousness style free-write. I sat down on my last day of summer vacation with the intention of working through some feelings that I couldn’t quite name. I didn’t sit down with the intention to …
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