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Parents Caring for Themselves Part I: I Don’t Have TIME to “Just Be!”

September 30th, 2014

This is part of a series exploring how to take care of ourselves, as parents, emotionally, physically and mentally, with some articles also highlighting local resources to assist in this process. After re-reading my last article that opened with an example of my clear resistance to “doing” I started thinking about the idea of “being” and “doing.” Living in Boulder, “just be” is a phrase with which you’re most likely well-acquainted. To me it sometimes sounds like this sort of elusive, intangible state described in (blog) articles or we hear during yoga class. It’s revered and... Read More

Rivaling the Pumpkin Patch: Your Family’s Other Fall Must-do

September 23rd, 2014

“Mom, what are we going to do today?” Oh, the question, a favorite of children, always arriving much too early…particularly on a day that is open and unfettered, free of soccer games, work, and school. My daughter greets me every Sunday morning this way, nestling next to me as I’m merely contemplating the idea of maaaybe opening my eyes. I usually turn over covering my head with a pillow and mutter, “what about just relaxing…” It’s more of a spoken wishful thought than a true suggestion, as I already know from past experience that relaxing all day is to her a completely... Read More