Today begins our endless summer with my girls. I’m a little excited and also a little scared. To keep us all sane I’ve built in some routine to the day. The first non-negotiable is my workout. My toddler Luna tries out some of the moves with me and eventually settles into a bit of screen time. Seven year old Stella gets in her screen time for the day too. Stella wants to head to craft store now to stock up some activities for the summer. She also promises to help me learn Spanish during Luna nap time each afternoon. Fingers crossed 🤞 for a great summer that always starts with momma sweating 😓 to be strong 💪🏻 for my girls! .
#fitmom #yogamom #athomeworkout #summerworkout #wevegotthis
I’ve been doing a lot of cross training lately. The new and changing movement has me feeling strong and confident but also REALLY SORE! Today I wanted a yoga sequence to celebrate my strength but seriously to sweat 😓 and stretch my sore muscles. This hit the spot. And practicing amongst my fam was the bonus. .
#yoga #yogavideo #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #backyardyoga #yogamom #yogamomma #yogafamily #yogastretch #yogastrength #yogastrong #strongandbendy #yogapractice #yogaathome
Just a proud bunch of humans celebrating #loveislove🌈 at #capitalpride. Stella and I shared today to honor my dad who would have been 68 on June 7. We must keep working, but this is progress.
Yoga lifts me up, but I still fall down a lot too. Help is available. It will get better. ❤️ .
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May your dreams be as big and as real as this enormous green chair my dear child. #believe #dreambig #workhard
Every morning Stella asks to go to school early. She wants to climb the trees out front and be the first one in her classroom. @john_tyler_elementary is our neighborhood school. It’s a big reason we love where we live. School is a two block walk from home and play dates with friends are a short walk or bike ride from home. Her classmates are black, brown and white. Rich, poor and in between. Families speak English, Spanish and other languages at home. The diversity is a gift. It’s of course not all perfect and that’s a part I like too. It keeps us all moving forward. Stella has grown into a confident girl who enjoys the academics and the fun of school. Here’s to the remaining days of first grade. #firstgrade #stellagram #treeclimber
Keeping Monday in the good lane with this stretchy afternoon yoga session. I dialed up @yogaglo for this sequence from @diceyoga. Being momma and biz owner doesn’t leave me much time to travel for continuing education but it’s important to me as a yoga teacher to be continually exposed to new styles, teachers and approaches. I’m a proud yoga mutt and so thankful for this online platform that brings world class teachers into my home. It’s often just one little nugget from a sequence that will drive all my classes that week. I’m thinking there will be some forearm massages coming my student’s way this week! .
#yoga #yogavideo #yogateacher #yogapractice #yogasequence #yogamom #yogastudent #yogaglo #yogaeducation #yogalove #bodypositive #bodypositivity #yogamutt #yogaeveryday #yogaathome #homeyogapractice
PSA: Do More Yoga. .
My motto these days is “Live Simply”. I have that motto framed on the wall beside my bed so I see it first thing and last thing each day. But the end of May is always messy in my life. It’s the anniversary of my dad’s passing and my birthday. It’s been five years like that and I haven’t figured out yet how to reconcile the celebration of birth with the passing. It’s also when school starts wrapping up and schedules shift in our household and in my business. And I just feel like nothing is simple and I start trying to fix by adding more and inevitably my yoga practice gets pushed to the side. But eventually I find myself on the mat and I think. O right...do more yoga. Live simply. It’s June 1 and I’m ready to regroup. .
Thank you for the glittering reminder @jotandtittledesigns. Awesome shirts for incredible women. .
#domoreyoga #yoga #yogaclothes #yogatank #yogashirt #dcyoga #yogastudent #yogateacher #yogagold #livesimply
In Florida today for my Great Aunt Susie’s memorial. My Grandmere’s sister throughand through she was filled with grace, love and kindness. I could never stop smiling when Aunt Susie was in the room. And has been special to me that she and Stella share a birthday. We all gained an angel last week and glad she is at peace.
My mom shared this picture. That’s mom as a little girl with Sue on the right. Always the sharpest dresser in the room.
This birthday, like the last few has been...well...hard. But also really good. And hey that’s life. Take it one moment at a time. Embrace. The past 365 proved glasses a 24/7 necessity rather than a reading accessory, but also a year I called more of my own shots. And at the end I’m left smiling for the blessings of this day, those past and what lays ahead. Let’s do this. #thisis40 #happybirthday