My Boobs Can’t Do Downward Facing Dog

I’m a little sore from my last trip to the gym. I showed up just in time for a fantastic yoga class, rolled out my mat, and enjoyed a slow introduction. We moved from standing poses to warrior and then to downward facing dog. I was okay for the first sun salutation, but by the second, as I pointed my forehead to the ground, my breasts did the same. Right out of the top of my bra. Luckily yoga is an introspective class, unlike kickboxing, turbo street dancing and others, …

Placentaco Anyone? Did You Eat Your Placenta?

Last week I was directed to the Unassisted Birth Story of Estella Lenore. My children’s birth stories are a little bit different. They go like this. Mommy checked into the hospital.  Mommy said “ouch” the really nice doctor gave mommy a shot in the back. Ninety minutes later you were born. No, I’m not kidding. It’s pretty un-dramatic, and if I could’ve had them born without participating at all… well that would have been my dream come true. Though my hat is off to the women who choose natural childbirth, …

Forty

Feels pretty much like 39, except I got to walk up to Mulholland this morning without worrying about anyone else’s plans. The kids don’t seem to be fighting, and I haven’t had to pick up after anyone. So I guess that’s a perfect day.

Friday Confession: I Don’t Want To Be A Partner

Lisa Belkin wrote a great article about what it means to be a wife, both at our age, and at our mother’s ages. In the Motherlode Lisa talks about the evolution of our marriages. She notes that “Women still seem to want to be brides… and mothers… but we rarely describe ourselves as wives.” That made me sad. Being a bride was pretty awesome. Being a mother is incredible. Being a wife is my joy. I don’t want to be my husband’s partner. In his lifetime my husband will have …

Discomfort

I’m uncomfortable with this blog and the tone of the mom  blogging community. ShePosts.com is a new site, and I think it reads like a hall of shame. I love sharing common experiences. I love the process of finding great things, and I love the community that has evolved out of tech. I’ll be at twestival tonight. I hope it helps wash some of the ick off. I’m not sure what direction I’m taking online, but I know what direction I’m headed offline. I’m finding that every day I care …