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Inspiration, Motherhood, Recipes / 20.11.2017

Make it Your Own. Honoring Tradition: Family Rituals & Recipes   Is there a scent that takes you back to the sweetness of your childhood?  During the holidays did your family share a traditional meal together? Is there a holiday movie you watched ritually each season, like Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life, or Home Alone? Do you crave the taste of a traditional family recipe from your or someone dear to you?  Traditions are stories or rituals that are passed on from generation to generation. Traditions give us a sense of...

Biography, Inspiration, Motherhood, Recipes / 17.10.2017

If I envy anyone it must be My grandmother in a long ago Green summer, who hurried Between kitchen and orchard on small Uneducated feet, and took easily All shining fruits into her eager hands. That summer I hurried too, wakened To books and music and circling philosophies. I sat in the kitchen sorting through volumes of answers That could not solve the mystery of the trees. My grandmother stood among her kettles and ladles. Smiling, in faulty grammar, She praised my fortune and urged my lofty career. So to please her I studied- but I will remember always How she poured...

Biography, Inspiration, Motherhood / 30.05.2017

  Publishing isn't Everything: Writing Regardless of Outcome   “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”—John Lennon I am going to go dive right in and ask some questions -  Have you ever pondered the somewhat uncomfortable question, “what is your purpose in life?” Are you restless about your reality and what path you chose?  Do you think about what you could have done?  Are you so busy being busy that you forgot about dormant hopes and dreams from a younger and more hopeful past? Do you...

Biography, Motherhood / 21.12.2016

  Things I said to myself this morning:   7 AM 1.  I should have meditated longer 2.  I’m on Instagram too much 3.  My focus while meditating wasn’t very good. I couldn’t even count from 1 to 10 in my head one freakin’ time 4.  I should have given my boys more fruit to eat for breakfast 5.  I forgot their vitamins and we are going on vacation and their immune system has to be strong and if I just gave them their vitamins everything would be fine. 6.  I hope the dinner reservation I made...