YOGA-VERSARY: A few things I’ve learned on the mat that make me a better person off the mat…

The end of July marked my one year anniversary of having a consistent yoga practice. I want to start this post by saying I am so thankful for all the teachers I’ve had over the past year, especially the ones with whom I got to work regularly enough that they knew how to push my practice forward and encourage me every step of the way.
I was going to yoga quite a bit before getting pregnant with my daughter, but that immediately stopped with how sick I became during that pregnancy. After my post partum rest period, I tried a Groupon here and there but I really decided to commit to self-care through a regular yoga practice late last summer. So I wanted to write a little bit about the progress I’ve made in the past year and a few of the things I’ve learned along the way: Continue reading

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Explore: ROAD TRIPS!!!!

California here we come… right back where we started from…
Whether that made you think of the OC theme or the old 1920s song… that was our theme for the first half of July! Two California trips almost back to back and we got to explore all sorts of things! Continue reading

Some Places to Explore if your Kids (Or YOU!) are Obsessed with Animals…

One of my hopes this year with the theme of explore was that I would discover things I’d been missing in my own (relative) backyard. I am looking forward to talking about traveling new places later in the year, but I am thrilled with the little places in the metro Phoenix area where we’ve been exploring the past month, so I wanted to share a few today. Continue reading

Exploring Nature Right in the City…

When I chose the theme of exploring for this year, I thought about how my son is at the magical age where everything is exploration. His favorite thing is to run around outside and find bugs or weeds he thinks are special plants to gift me or to find new sprouts in our garden that weren’t there the day before. Continue reading