Category Archives: All Things MAMA

Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

This month’s Mama Story is from Kaya Mindlin, a California Bay Area-based Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner. I’m so excited to have her share her 14 years of specialized training and study with some of the yogic world’s great teachers on pregnancy and postpartum care. I’ve had the chance to work with Kaya myself, and… Read More

The simplest ayurvedic technique that could change your postpartum experience

The simplest ayurvedic technique that could change your postpartum experience

  Each day, at the end of my shower, I indulge in a 2-minute long “spa treatment.” It’s the highlight of every morning. And incredibly simple! Here’s my “top secret” recipe : ) I keep a small bottle of sesame oil in the shower It stays pretty warm thanks to the Caribbean temperatures around here. At… Read More

Why self-care has been essential as a breadwinning mama

Why self-care has been essential as a breadwinning mama

This month’s Mama Story is from Racheal Cook, founder of The Yogipreneur and mama to 3 kiddos! When it comes to balancing business and motherhood, the woman’s got some serious magic up her sleeve…or as it turns out, a kick-ass self care plan. And it’s surprisingly simple! Personally? I’m following her lead and embracing slow!… Read More

The importance of listening & being heard

The importance of listening & being heard

There’s been plenty of time when I’ve shared my thoughts and looked up only to be met by a blank gaze. Sure, the person might have been staring at me, but they weren’t really listening. I was expecting some visual confirmation. A nod. A smile. Anything really. Some acknowledgement that I had just shared something.… Read More

I’m Hiding Right There, Under The Pile of Laundry

I’m Hiding Right There, Under The Pile of Laundry

  This month’s Mama Story is from Parrish Wilson, who has made an award-winning career out of writing from the heart and teaching others to do the same. Parrish’s writing is always touching, inspiring, and brutally honest. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I have! You can sign up for the entire series… Read More

Learn what’s causing your discomfort and how to deal with it

Learn what’s causing your discomfort and how to deal with it

I liken a new mama to a court reporter in terms of being at risk for extreme, carpal tunnel-esque wrist pain. Seriously, I don’t know which person has it harder!   That tingling down the arms? Recurring numbness? Feeling like your wrist could give out at any second? And the pain. The kind that doesn’t… Read More