Natural Moisturizers for Pregnant Bellies 

Natural Moisturizers for Pregnant Bellies 

California is dry! During my first pregnancy, we were swimming in humid central Texas, and as tough as that was at times, it was much easier on the skin. Now I’ve had to step up my game in the ongoing quest to combat the desert air and hopefully prevent or lessen pregnancy stretch marks.  That […]

The most important skill for toddler yogis?

The most important skill for toddler yogis?

Sometimes LO likes to mimic her mom’s crazy yoga stuff. Other times she just likes to sit beside me quietly. I love it either way. It actually really calms her to just sit and share space like this. It’s taken a while to get past the crawling-on-mom’s-back-in-down-dog phase. And we still have our jungle gym […]

Hope from Thailand and the Power of Meditation

Hope from Thailand and the Power of Meditation

Like the rest of the world, I’ve been on pins and needles waiting to learn the fate of the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand. What amazing, happy news to know they have all been rescued and are safe! Seeing the world come together and send support […]

That momentous day your toddler uses the potty…and a lesson in non attachment..

That momentous day your toddler uses the potty…and a lesson in non attachment..

I think it started with the book, “Even Princesses Go to the Potty”, an instant classic in our home. We hadn’t been pushing the potty training issue with Claira. But when she started showing an interest, we got her a little potty seat and a stool. At first she just liked to sit there and […]

Identity crisis of the Disney Princess (and why she needs yoga)

Identity crisis of the Disney Princess (and why she needs yoga)

My almost-2-year-old loves to listen to Disney songs. I’m listening to these again in a much different way from when I heard them as a child. #1 I’m a mom, and #2 I’m in the middle of an intense yoga teacher training. So I’ve noticed in these songs that there is a very common theme […]