From the Road – Akron via Chicago and Philadelphia

Coming home from a fabulous weekend sharing the tools of #yoga and #mindfulness along with playfulness, creativity and love with 20 now newly-minted #kidsyoga teachers. Looking down on some of the amazing things humans have built in our short history lit by a gorgeous...
Exploring Ancient Greece (again)

Exploring Ancient Greece (again)

I attended the Baltimore Waldorf School in the late 80s and fifth grade was all about Ancient Greece. We studied the mythology, the history, the geography. I have memories of building models of famous Athens landmarks, we put on a class play complete with Greek Chorus...
If you had asked me a 10 years ago . . .

If you had asked me a 10 years ago . . .

. . .  what books would be on my office shelves, I probably would have guessed very wrong. I’ve always considered myself to be a generalist, of sorts. For example, I resisted specializing in environmental policy, already quite specialized, and chose...
You have to choose . . .

You have to choose . . .

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NaBloPoMo and Posts About Yoga

NaBloPoMo and Posts About Yoga

I used to blog. Then I had a kid and then, even worse, I made one of my hobbies into my day job. I watched many NaBloPoMos, Blogher’s challenge to post every day in November, pass without signing up. This year, in an effort to force myself to create fresh...
From the Birthday and the Party

From the Birthday and the Party

Actual birthday was very quiet because she had been running a fever and we kept her home from school. Party? Total opposite. Kind of a mad house with a dozen kids making masks, playing with toys, roasting marshmallows, and eating cake in a tent in the living room –...
Halloween Retrospective

Halloween Retrospective

Very serious skeleton poses just before 2013 trick-or-treating (yes, those are hot pink Hello Kitty socks). Previous costumes include Ruby Glooom (one of this year’s criteria was “recognizable), Cinderella, Bat (yes, the costume looks like a fairy princess...
Introducing: Breathing Space Family Yoga

Introducing: Breathing Space Family Yoga

New Name for the Same Great Classes Over the past year or so, the family yoga programing I’ve been building on Capitol HIll has grown beyond just me. (As far as I know, Amalie, Cindy, Kate and Rebecca don’t answer to the name Jen.) The mission of Breathing...

Now We Are 5

M2 came down the stairs this morning and declared: “Mom, you have to measure me to see if I’m really 5.” Photo by Siobhan Hanna Photography / All rights reserved Nearly-five has already been amazing us this fall with improved attitude...

Choice Quotes From A Day with Miss M

To her playmate on the way to the swimming pool Thursday afternoon: “Want to pretend that you are 40? Cause that's really super old!” And on the way back home because I obviously had not understood the question the first time:  “No, no. How did...