"Because I like it!"

This is currently my toddler’s favourite response to almost anything we ask of her.

“Why are don’t you use the toilet?”
“Because I like it!”

“Why are you playing with that?”
“Because I like it!”

“Why are you all wet?”
“Because I like it!”

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How Yoga Can Create Space in the Overwhelm of Motherhood

Being overwhelmed is a very real state of being for most mamas these days.  In between making sure that our children’s practical and emotional needs are met, there are partners and friends and pets that all need us.  Throw in work, childcare, school and extra curricular activities for the kids, it can feel like a never ending cycle of checking off items on an ever growing to do list.

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Yoga Parent - Rebecca Ryan

I'm have been so excited to reveal this interview with Yoga Parent Rebecca Ryan since I discovered her on Instagram and Twitter. Her handle @mindfulnessformothers caught my attention straight away.  

Imagine my delight to discover that Rebecca has written a book named Mindfulness for Mothers specifically to help mothers of young children find their center through a series of simple meditation and mindfulness techniques.

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The Mother's Transformation

The Hero most certainly did have a baby.

If the narrative lived by all the women the world over, their mothers and their mothers and their mothers for all existence is not The Hero's Journey, then I don't know what is.

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Protecting our attention when we don't have time

Mothers are tired.  So we look to ways to manage our time and plan our days with more efficiency and speed.

I recently heard a quote, we don't have a time management problem, we have an attention and energy management problem.

This, said by a man with much more control over his time, has left me wondering whether this nugget carries any wisdom at all for mothers.  

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Back to School

This time of year we reconnect with the rhythm of our daily routine.  We find our way back to our usual waking and bedtimes.  We make adjustments in our schedules and synchronise our personal rhythms with those imposed on us by schools and workplaces.

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A Realistic Resolution for This New Year

After the storm of activity at the end of a busy year, we find ourselves looking ahead into 2016, possibly with a clutch of resolutions, goals and dreams we are hoping to manifest this year.

While the turning of the calendar might be a completely arbitrary time, the symbolism and energy of closing off a year and stepping into a new one makes it a superb time to check in with where we are today and what we wish to look forward to.

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