I arrived at my class this evening ready to teach. It had been awhile since I was last at this location, and with the recent “ice storm” I left early not knowing what traffic would be like at rush hour. It wasn’t that bad and I was happy to clock in right on time to […]
“Ikigai” — My Reason For Being
Have you ever heard the term “Ikigai”? While you might be tempted to think it’s pronounced, “ICKy guy” its actually pronounced, “I-kuh-guy” and it’s a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” I hadn’t heard this term before today. A friend posted on FB an image similar to the one I’ve created for this […]
Building a Website
I’m having a baby! Not really… But that’s what creating a new website has felt like over the past nine months. (Got your attention, didn’t I?)
Childbirth Educator? Rockstar? Do I Have to Choose?
If wasn’t a Childbirth Educator, I’d be a Rockstar! Not that I’d actually be a Rockstar, I’m not that good – but I can dream, right?! I just came off of a “Work Weekend.” My job as a Childbirth Educator is all evening and weekend work. It’s one of the things that makes this position […]
I’m a Literary Mama!
Today is the day! I received the official news from the editors at Literary Mama that my essay I submitted to them in late Summer, which eventually went through six revisions, has gone live! I’m so excited for this “origin story” to be out there in print. It tells how I came to be a […]
It’s a Question of Quality
Of these 3 options, which one is most important in your work right now: Quality of Life Quality of Work Quality of Compensation This was the latest prompt on my Quest journey and it comes from visionary, Sally Hogshead. (There’s still time to jump on board for all the goodness that Quest 2016 has to […]
Circle of Trust
Sometimes it’s hard to trust that you’re good enough to be a parent. It’s such an important job. But it’s a job that is all to often undervalued in a society where our worth is judged by how much money we make and how much stuff we own. With parenting, there’s very little monetary gain. […]