Mamahhh, in a Wordle

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So for the past month, I've been blogging daily as part of the 2012 Blogathon, hostessed by the generous Michelle Rafter. I've tried many a blog challenge, but Michelle's is the only one that holds me accountable and keeps me writing. Can I just say, that even though I made my living solely as a writer and editor for years, blogging daily is HARD. Some days, it makes mothering feel easy! Then, there are days like today, when we take a little break, sit back, and enjoy a change in perspective. Courtesy of Wordle.net, I got a visual at-a-glance of what we talk about here at Mamahhh. See for … [Read more...]

5 Tips for a Great Prenatal Yoga Class

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I’ve lost a lot of sleep during my past five years of parenting, but I still remember how I felt walking in to attend my first prenatal yoga classes. It was a total new-kid experience, with me wondering nervously who were all these chatty mamas, and why was everyone so darn happy?! Clearly, they'd all been best friends forever and were planning for their yet-to-be-born-kiddos to be BFFs too! It didn’t matter that I was a yoga teacher, or that I knew the teacher leading the class. I still felt a little alone, a little unsure—an experience that’s true for so many aspects of a first pregnancy! … [Read more...]

31 Posts of May

31 posts of may

This blog got off to a slow start in March, launching with the Belly Button Bliss book signing at Blooma in my old hometown of Minneapolis. (love you, Minne!) I posted just a handful of times in March and April. This blog needed some love. OK, a lot of love! So when one of my freelance writing colleagues --Michelle Rafter, accomplished techno journo and digital media blogger-- announced she was hosting her annual Blogathon in May, I signed up. The only thing that ever cured my procrastination was a deadline, and Michelle's mandate was that we blog 31 times in May, ideally once each … [Read more...]