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The US Constitution does not guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.” -Benjamin Franklin, Printer, Author, Scientist, Diplomat and Promoter of Collective Voluntary Action

“If I had my life to live over, I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.” -Erma Bombeck

Happiness is like jam. You can’t spread it around without getting a little on yourself.

“The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for being happy except that they are so.” -William Inge

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” -Margaret B. Runbeck

My one-year-old son, Phoenix, was on the loose in my office. A cabinet was open where office supply and packing stuff lives, and he found…the bubble wrap.

I don’t even know exactly how to describe the joy with which he received this tube of bubble wrap. It was as if heaven’s doors had opened.

He squealed in delight and began throwing the bubble wrap and retrieving it. Throwing it and retrieving it. Then wapping it on the ground…wap wap wap. And again.

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“If I had my life to live over, I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.” -Erma Bombeck

“If I had my life to live over, I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while living life. -Erma Bombeck

“If I had my life to live over, I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime. -Erma Bombeck

“If I had my life to live over, I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.” -Erma Bombeck

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Super-mom Kim Cherelli

 

WOW!! Supermom of the month.    I was shocked to say the least when Taylor mentioned she wanted me to be her super mom of the month.  Me?  I never thought there was anything super about me.  I’m as average as average is, nonetheless I was and am honored to be thought of.

 

I met Taylor a year ago during Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga.  I was instantly drawn to her energy and knew I was in the right place.  I didn’t know why I decided to become a yoga instructor nor did I know what I was getting into.  You see prior to signing up for the 8 week teacher training I think I practiced yoga about a dozen times.  I woke up one day and said “ I think I’d like to be a yoga instructor”  I proceeded to ask my yoga instructor at BSC how one goes about becoming an instructor.  She told me about Prana and here I am a whole year later.  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for other than the fact I was looking for “something” the something that yoga instructors have.  I’m learning every day and I’m a work in progress but this is a journey and I am excited to see where it takes me.  The teacher training was an emotional and beautiful experience.  As quickly as the thought popped into my head to become a yoga instructor the same happened for my understanding why.  I’m understanding I am where I am suppose to be right now at this moment.  Stress is not as prevalent as before and I’m understanding people a bit better.

 

So, a lil about me.  I’m a single mom of one 18 year old son.  I don’t consider myself any different than the next mother. I never found raising a child difficult because it came naturally to me. .  I raised him simply the way I wanted to be treated.  I always knew I wanted to be a mother. I was 24 when I found out I was pregnant and afraid to tell my mother.  I knew what she would say or better yet the look or her face would tell me how disappointed she was.  Most people know my situation and how my son was the result of an abusive relationship, however I wouldn’t have change a thing.  I had to go through that for my son to be born.  If I didn’t then he wouldn’t have been born and I can’t imagine my life without him.  People congratulate me for being a single mom  my son does too but I don’t think I deserve any special credit.  Putting aside all my heartache and struggles in my life, it’s nothing compared to what some are going through.  I do count my blessings and I feel blessed to have been given this gift of motherhood.  There are those who want children and can’t   I am so very thankful and I can’t say it enough…..It’s truly a blessing.

“where you are at this moment is where you are suppose to be”

Sending love and light to all

Kim Cherelli