Posts tagged be present

This is just a phase

Or the alternative, “This too shall pass.”

A familiar saying on many parenting forums, for babies and toddlers who are simply not meeting our expectations! Whether it’s not napping on time, to temper tantrums and failed attempts at sleep or potty training, sleep regressions or growth spurts, I think the problem always comes back to, “This should happen, but it isn’t happening.”  Read More


Now that Phoenix is two months old (!), I’m learning a lot about efficiency. The moment he’s deep asleep napping, I get laundry done, take a super quick shower, and if I’m lucky, get some me-time (like this blog post).

Some days are more unpredictable than others. Phoenix will wake up screaming in the middle of sleeping, or is super fussy and hard to get him to calm down. He’s overstimulated or too tired to go to sleep.

When I don’t know what he wants, I feel the most helpless. Read More

The dance of life

I was watching an old episode of Super Soul Sunday where Arianna Huffington said that life was a dance between making things happen and letting things happen. These things aren’t equal though– the “making things happen” part of it was only 10%, and letting things happen was the rest.

I’ve been on maternity leave for almost 4 weeks now, which seems like a lifetime ago. I’ve been able to prepare for the baby (who’s due date is two days from now!) but also refocus on living life in the present moment. Read More