July 31, 2014

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Modeling Emotions to Our Kids

I’m a mama who shares a lot with my kids. I’ve gone overboard at times. I’ve shared too much, not quite grasping that my emotions or mental “meaning-making” machine was just too much for my little ones. But overall, I’ve realized that my kiddos have a lot of emotional intelligence that I want to honor. […]

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April 2, 2014

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Self-Care

As a mother of two, I’ve realized that I either have to find and nurture MYSELF within the chaos of supporting these developing life forms or completely sacrifice myself to the ever changing needs of my children.  I’ve opted for door number one! Self-care is a word that I use almost every day of my life.  […]

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January 6, 2014

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“Carry Out,” Timbaland Afro-Caribe Warm-up

Tonight was a sad night, my last to teach in the studio formerly known as Melonlight Dance Studio.  I get it–Dance studios are hard to keep alive, especially when they have to compete with big chain-gyms that offer fitness and fitness dance classes…  the privately owned dance studio sometimes just can’t keep up! But we’ve […]

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November 10, 2013

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all have “emotional eating days, right?  So at least if we plan for them…  have some healthy treats on hand, knowing that the moments will come and they don’t have to destroy us, we’re proactively protecting against the inevitable brain hi-jacking, in the desperate search for comfort.  Today, I had one of those days…  and […]

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November 4, 2013

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A Letter to My Son

Each year at this time, I write a letter to my son—a Birthday letter—that he won’t receive until he’s 18.  I write about things that happened throughout the year, things I witnessed in him, memorable things, the way that I feel about him.  And I send these letters to his grandma, who puts them in […]

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October 29, 2013

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Paleo Peach Crisp

Okay, so Peach Crisp hardly needs a “Paleo” version, right?  I mean, it’s peaches, brown sugar, nuts, oats—okay, so the oats bother some people.  And you can get “Gluten-free” oats, if it’s super important. My reason for going Paleo on my peaches has more to do with wanting to add eggs, to which my son, […]

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