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Look at my baby! Please?

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Look at my baby! Please?

The art of distraction.  When I found out I was pregnant there was an immediate countdown clock to when I’d start showing. When would people notice I had a pregnant belly instead of looking like I ate too many tacos? When would people want to ‘rub my belly’? When would I feel little kicks inside? It seemed to take a lot longer than I thought it would. By 6 months it was undeniable. You give up on trying to hide or make-do with your normal clothes and brave the world of maternity wear. I didn’t have much luck. Feeling fashionably fabulous...

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Just give it two weeks: my advice to new moms

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Just give it two weeks: my advice to new moms

When I was pregnant all I could think about was the delivery. I created visualizations, meditations, and dream scenarios about how I wanted it all to go. And like 99% of all actual deliveries – it was like nothing I could’ve ever dreamt up. Fifty-six hours of labor later, yes you read that right, our little bundle arrived safe and sound. But then there was this moment of – now what??  I had the clothes folded just right, the changing table prepped, the red painted rocking chair, our favorite childhood books lined up, the army of burp cloths and swaddle...

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Just a spoon full of...paint

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Just a spoon full of...paint

Mixing colors is an artform. Color blind folks need not apply for this job. 

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Deep thoughts.

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Deep thoughts.

I’m sure there is a metaphor for life in this picture. Rumi would have something to say about the straight lines needing to come from messy puddles or ya know - something deep.   

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The finer things.

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The finer things.

Mixing GOLD. Too bad we can’t cast gold bricks with this paint. We’re rich in love instead. 

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