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Meditation for Maturity and Wisdom – Mindful Mama

A Meditation for Maturity and Wisdom By Libby Hudson Lydecker    “We become bombarded with the role of putting others needs before ourselves, possibly for the first time in our lives.”   Remove the ego and live in calmer waters We can get lost in our newfound identity as mothers. It is a new way of defining ourselves as grown ups and we must step into a version of “maturity” that may feel like an enigma at times. We become bombarded with the role of putting others needs before ourselves, possibly for the first time in our lives. In...

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How Can a Stay at Home Mom Make friends? Parenting can be lonely.

HOW CAN A STAY- AT-HOME MOM MAKE FRIENDS? (Parenting can be super lonely.) McKenzie Satterthwaite I didn’t know people with children let alone people with babies. This went on for years. It’s a cocktail for disaster. Being a stay at home mom can be extremely lonely. Believe me, I know. When my first son was born, I was working out of the house on our family business, while his father traveled for work. I was 24, a bit of an introvert, living in Los Angeles, with a little one on my hip. I had minimal interaction with other people;...

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7 Relationship Tips

COME ON BABY LIGHT MY FIRE: 7 ways to start the sizzle Image taken from the Highline NYC by Fré Sonneveld Relationship in trouble? Has it been months, years, decades, since you’ve felt those butterflies? Maybe it’s the usual: kids, work, money, dog poop to pick up, whose turn is it to fold the cat’s raincoat … or maybe it’s something more. Something that requires some couch time with a therapist. But before you go that route, here are seven ways to make a go of it again. (And you might just have some fun in the process.) 1...

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Contraception Rules

CONTRACEPTION RULES By Claire LaZebnik You want to cut down on the number of abortions in the world? (Of course you do—we all do.) Make contraception widely available, and educate people on how to use it. Studies show that that’s the most effective way to reduce unwanted pregnancies. Maybe someone can explain to me why people who claim to want to eradicate abortion would rather waste their time picketing and shaming a few women—and threatening health care workers—than fighting to make contraception accessible to all, because I honestly don’t get it. It makes no sense. Logic, science, decency, and...

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DELETING WHAT’S ALREADY LOST

DELETING WHAT IS ALREADY LOST By Mel Rosenstock “You are gone. You are not coming back to this Earth, and most certainly not answering my phone calls or e-mails, so why can’t I let this go?” It’s taken me over nine years. Well, to be clear, I haven’t done it yet, but I’m on the brink. I’m about to… There’s no sense in it being there, yet deleting it seems so permanent. Let’s be clear about another thing, I’m not delusional (Well, at least not about this.) I know you are not coming back. Death is permanent. I get...

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