Archive for August 2014

Friday Favorites: Back to School Shopping for Moms

Friday Favorites: Back to School Shopping for Moms
Back to school always brings a need for me to shop.  I’ve already bought the kids new backpacks and school supplies, and have decided this year to buy some new things for myself.  We moms spend so much time and money taking care of our kids; we often forget to take care of ourselves. Here... Read more »

The Top Five Podcasts to Listen to on a Family Road Trip

Five Minutes With Dad is the brainchild of a 4-year-old boy named Pavlos. Each podcast is about five minutes long and in them he and his Dad talk about being a kid, family, superheroes, and other fun stuff.
Podcasts are a lovely way to pass the time on a family road trip.  It feels somewhat old fashioned, I imagine us as a family gathering around the radio together. The voices keep me sane and focused, more so than music lately, and I find my kids stay quiet gazing out the window or looking... Read more »

My son competed in the triathlon and I ended up learning a lesson

My son competed in the triathlon and I ended up learning a lesson
The thought of the triathlon gave me anxiety, so I ignored it for the majority of the summer.  Six days out I received an email from a parent at my son’s school whose child participated in the race last year.  The detailed instructions and preparations encouraged me to accept the fact that this is happening... Read more »
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What I am reading: "Herbs for Stress & Anxiety"

What I am reading: "Herbs for Stress & Anxiety"
The little book, Herbs for Stress & Anxiety by Rosemary Gladstar, stood out to me at the library.  It’s subtitle read How to Make and Use Herbal Remedies to Strengthen the Nervous System. My nervous system can use all of the strengthening I can find and I prefer natural methods, if possible. This pocket book of information... Read more »

BKS Iyengar Dies at 96 years old

BKS Iyengar Dies at 96 years old
Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar died August 20, 2014 at a private hospital in Pune, India after being hospitalized with a kidney ailment over the past week. According to the New York Times, “President Pranab Mukherjee said, “The nation has lost a personality who devoted his entire life to the teaching and dissemination of India’s ancient... Read more »

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Best Celebrity Videos

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has received donations over $22.9 million dollars to the ALS Association as of August 19, 2014. In case you have been on an electronic cleanse, the challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the... Read more »
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A complete list of everything you need to pack for camping

A complete list of everything you need to pack for camping
Camping is the ultimate escape and an exquisite opportunity to experience more of a modest and easy life.  Despite the simplicity of the concept, there is a lot to bring.  Here is my list of everything you need to pack for camping.  I hope it is helpful to you too. Yoga Mom’s Camping List Big... Read more »

The results of my family's electronic cleanse

The results of my family's electronic cleanse
Saturday morning we woke up early, packed up the car and headed towards the campground.  As we arrived, I turned off my phone and hid it in the center console of the car. Here I was surrounded by nature and my family – there was no need for electronics. Or was there? First I realized... Read more »

Going #camping to escape @Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Going #camping to escape @Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Suddenly, it all has become too much. Too many articles to read. Too many opinions about Robin Williams’s death. Too much pressure to have my writing seen. Too many perfect Instagram photos Too many tweets about Ferguson. Too much of a dependence on my phone. We are escaping for less than 48 hours to go... Read more »
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What I'm Reading Now: "Crazy Sexy Diet"

What I'm Reading Now: "Crazy Sexy Diet"
To begin, I don’t really like to use the word diet.  In general diets don’t work and create a negative and sometimes dangerous image in my head.  I tell my kids not to use the word diet or fat for that matter. I knew of Kris Carr from one of my yoga intensives and figured... Read more »
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