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In October 2007 my family and I ventured out West to Sedona Arizona for the Raw Spirit Fest.  What a trip — on many levels. Think yoga meets hippie meets raw vegan meets energy vortex. The funniest part was that you couldn’t get a salad — anywhere.  There was tons of raw chocolate, but no

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F*** feng shui.   Now I don’t really mean that.  I love feng shui and have feng shui’d our home and our yoga studios.   So why the rant?   Just to point out that although some things rock and are super helpful, your heart and intuition always win.  What FEELS good?  What FEELS right?

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Nov 13, 2011:  The book said, I will reach for the stars.  Phoenix (age 5):  “Every single day, I try to.” Nov 20, 2012:  Phoenix (age 5) sees Papa’s old fleece in a photo:  “Papa doesn’t have that fleece anymore because he’s too old.”   Nov 20, 2012:  Montana’s (age 2) favorite song is now:

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If you’ve taken a 16 year old to the DMV to get his or her drivers permit then you know about the DMV scam.   **They fail a huge percentage of these kiddos, as a steady stream of revenue.**   WTF?   What do you think this does for a teen’s self esteem and confidence?

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  Jan 12, 2012:  Phoenix (age 6): “I tired, but I still have energy.  I have 15 energy.”  John (his best friend who’s 5) says: “I have 6 energy.”   Dec 6, 2011:  Sage (age 8) read the scale and wasn’t thrown off that she was 505 pounds (it was actually 50.5 pounds).   Nov

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While visiting Kent, Connecticut where Madison is going to school next year Madison said, “Wow look at that gorgeous house!” Supermom responded, “Yeah maybe we should move here to Kent, we could have a compound!” Madison, horrified, said, “Please don’t.” Have the best day ever! Namaste! Taylor plus 5 Order my book, card deck, and

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Dec 18, 2012: Phoenix (age 5) getting dessert:  “Little sweeteners to sweeten up my body.”   Dec 17, 2012: Phoenix:  “I gave kitty two treats and now she’s going crazy about it. She’s following us.”  Taylor:  “What do you want honey?”  “I want you to fix the problem.” Dec 9, 2012:  Twins (age 2) working

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A friend of mine told me about TeenLife.com and I love love love the concept and the site and want to share it with all you Super-moms and Super-people.   Marie Schwartz started TeenLife (the web’s most comprehensive database of teen educational opps) when Sister relocated from New York to Boston in 2003 and had

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Jan 7, 2012:  Papa steps into twins (age 2) room when they are supposed to be sleeping, but are not.  The twins are silent for a long time, then Montana distracts by pointing at the tea table and asking, “Tea?”   Jan 3, 2013:  Montana reading an open-the-flap book.  He sees a tree with bananas,

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Some people are special.  They give and give, and then give some more, and love every single minute of it. So they are doing their Dharma. Love that! You can tell you’re doing your Dharma if you love love love it and it don’t feel like work. If wild horses couldn’t keep you away from

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Super-Mom Betsy Parsons:

I expected motherhood to change me.  How could it not?  Everything was new.  But what I didn’t expect was that motherhood would strip me bare – drop me to rock bottom – force me to face that I had lost myself – demand that I pick up the shattered bits of me and piece myself back together.  It was all at once brutal and gratifying.  I am grateful for all of it.  I have learned who I am and how great my support system is.  I learned how absolutely wonderful my husband is, what a fantastic dad he is, and what a loving and supportive family surround us.  It’s not just me who is a super mom.  It’s my husband, my mom and dad, and my mother and father-in-law who make up this super family.  Each one of us plays an important role. Life is a tremendous gift, and we were all starkly reminded of that during the first six weeks of my daughter’s life. We almost lost her.  The first six weeks of her life were spent in the NICU.  She was a full term baby but a very sick one.  After she came home, every milestone was carefully watched.   She thrived.  And I almost missed it because I was worried about what could be wrong.  It was 9 months later when I started to splinter apart.  She was walking and I was cracking – emotions needed to be expressed.  I needed to feel again.  Not surprising, but I hadn’t been taking care of myself.  I was just trying to make it through a minute, then an hour, and a full day.  I wasn’t taking care of myself.  I wasn’t sleeping well.  I was sleepwalking.  I rationalized that all of this was well within a first-time mom response (ha!).   Eventually, I was diagnosed with PTSD and got help.  I began to piece myself back together.  It took another full year for me to hear the stirrings of my voice.  It’s been over two years, and just recently I realized that I am whole again.  I experienced such joy in finding myself.    I had really missed me!  But losing myself and finding an improved version had taken hold – makes me so grateful for the journey.  It has allowed me freedom to be myself, to slow down and enjoy the moments of motherhood, to rely on my family to play significant roles raising my daughter, to trust, and to embrace the unexpected.  It’s often what I need most!  I’m so thankful for my super family – including my husband who is embracing his role as stay-at-home dad!  Collectively, we’re a super team with a super daughter.