Luna 🦙 headed off to PK-3 today. So much excitement...and some nerves. ❤️ 💕 💗 #firstdayofschool #pk3
I couldn’t allow this day to pass without time on my yoga mat with my sweet Luna around. I’m proud that for her whole life having ‘mommy do yoga’ is simply normal. She was a more even tempered baby that allowed me to have a steady practice in the early months and into toddler days. I also accepted with her that practice included breaks for changing diapers, comforting, fixing snacks, etc. As she’s gotten a bit older we’ve usually traded my mat time as her screen time. I was pleasantly surprised she wanted to be so close while I practiced today.
Tomorrow Luna starts Preschool. I’ll have more freedom in my schedule than I’ve known in 9 years. I’m excited but nervous about what lies ahead. I’ll practice more often while my girls are in school, but not always. .
🎶 @maggierogers #yogamom
Here’s to another school year of skirting the uniform, treasuring friendship, and all out rocking THIRD grade. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ #sjp #stellagram #backtoschool #thisisthirdgrade
The penultimate of neighborhood love. #neighnors #myalley #thehillishome #sk8ergirl #saturday
Stella has said for weeks now she really, really, really wanted to go to Build A Bear before school started back. So off we went this morning. This outing cost more than I’d imagined it could, but as I took this photo I just smiled feeling so happy that my almost nine year old kid can so love a teddy bear. Childhood. Stay forever young my dear girls. #summer2019 #buildabear #stellaluna
Well hello old friend. It’s been awhile since I’ve visited Compass Pose. So happy to feel this in my body today and to see students discover it in theirs. We are always up to fun and engaging yoga antics Friday mornings. .
#yogalove #dcyoga #realigndc #compasspose #yogateacher #yogastudent
Leg day and the quote to get me through the workout was “It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.” So true. But truer still is knowing every time I move my body I feel more balanced and more able to do the actual hard stuff that is parenting. A few days back @fit4mom_dc had a post that said this workout will not be the hardest thing you do all day. I was all high fives and like you are darn right. I’ve got so much more to tackle, and now I can handle it. Thanks for all the healthy mom inspiration! .
#fitnessmotivation #fitmom #legday #fit4mom #21dayfixextreme
Another week spent processing terror and the unmistakable hate from a mass shooting in our country, including the beautifully rich city of El Paso in my home state. And here in DC, my home of 20 years, we’ve already had 100 reported homicides in 2019. Something is broken. Gun violence must end. Hate should have no voice in this world. One thing that has long drawn me to the yoga mat as student and teacher is the celebration of sameness. We look different and move different, but the practice has a way of bringing out the richness of the connected souls within. The very definition of yoga is union. For me it does take regularly getting on my physical mat and especially amongst my family life. You’ll notice Bodhi, Stella and Jason all peeking their heads out here as we begin the day. I don’t know what exactly I want to say except find what brings you to kindness. Find what makes you practice the golden rule. And stick with it. Come back day after day and be the example of change you want to see in the world. Maybe it’s through your career, your householder work, your kindness to strangers on the street, your attention to personal wellness, your activism, your praise for God, your denouncement of hate and racism. Maybe it’s a lot of those things or something different. Join the conversation in your way and be a force for good. Honor yourself. Honor each other. Honor the practice. Namaste. .
#dharmatalk #yoga #yogavideo #bethechange #dcyoga #dcyogateacher #morningthoughts #morningyoga #yogaathome #yogawithfamily #kindness #loveoverhate #thehillishome #unityonthehill
Some days (moments) you’ve got it and some days you teeter on the edge. But in every case #justshowup and #dothework. It’ll make it easier to #riseup. Today and every day. #realigndc
Scenes from a weekend in Durham, NC with my college girlfriends Crystal and Jennifer. These two have always had my back. Staying deeply connected is hard for me, and yet being together again this weekend was a warm hug of being with people who know me and get me. Extra special to have our families together. #texasexes #bestfriendsreunion #friendship