Daily Inspiration - Full Moon Edition

I was perusing Facebook last night while holding my sleeping little angel and came across this beautiful and evocative song. (I immediately bought her album. It's wonderful!)

I was wishing that I was outdoors surrounded by women, circling a fire, celebrating the full moon as was done in days gone by. 

Having a little girl has really awakened my need to connect to the earth. I want her to know this history of ours. Of women. This belonging in the natural world. I want her to know where to go to get grounded and find clarity. I want her to feel how easy it is to breath more deeply when you're standing if a forest, in the desert or on the shores of the worlds oceans. I want her to seek this quiet whenever she is in need of guidence. I want her to know how to look within!

Of course, I need to find my own stillness. I need to teach by example. It is the only way to teach after all! It has been very hard for me to find this space, this stillness. Since becoming a mother I have really done battle with my old friend worry. I know that this is perhaps the lot of all mothers everywhere. Or maybe it was the way we started our journey together, she and I. The NICU doesn't lend itself to earthy bonding between mother and child. 

Now that things are more calm. 
As calm as they can be with a little one who is a year and a half. 
She is healthy and growing and we are settling into each other, mother and child. 
I want to share this with her!

After putting the little one down in her crib, I went outside and lay down in my backyard and tried to soak up as much of the moon as I could. 
This is not always easy when you live in a city. 
I was laying on cement (I can't wait to redo our backyard!) and I could hear the traffic roaring by. 
Not ideal for a moon bath. 
But, every now and again, for a second or two, I forgot about the cement. 
The traffic sounded - almost - like the soft roar of the waves crashing on the shore. 


Daily Inspiration

I'm pretty sure that my daughter wants to live here! 
And I do too.
(Now, what to do about becoming this fabulously fashionable?)


The Year I Became A Mother

In 2012 I became a mother,
 but I have a feeling that I will continue to become a mother every day...
 for the rest of my life. 

I can't wait!


Rainy Day Music

I have a moment while peanut is napping. Won't you join me for a cup of pg tips, a piece of pumpkin bread and a little rainy day music.

I came across this song while perusing NPR's website. I had never heard of them; have you? I really love folk music that tells a story and I'm a sucker for harmony. 
How adorable is her little pregnant belly?!

It's just barely sprinkling here but it's fun to pretend!


this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. My inspiration HERE!

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

It seems like my pictures are only always of the little peanut. She is all I think about lately. I am so in love! Every day I learn a new expression of hers and she learns a new, well, everything! Motherhood is such an adventure.

These were both taken on Halloween.