Life Lessons

Creating Clarity In Spite of Blurred Vision…Planners

Sometimes I choose to attend my hot yoga class without my glasses or eye-tacks to correct my vision.  (My 2.5-year-old calls contacts “eye-tacks” and so shall I...)  It always amazes me how having the experience of practicing yoga with blurred vision helps me remember...

Greetings 2018.

I will never forget 2017 - or for me, the year I never expected to live. My mother was violently murdered in the middle of the night while I lay sleeping in the room next door.  It was 1987, I had just started Kindergarten one month earlier.  She was only 33 years...

What is MamasMomentum?

MamasMomentum is me, transforming energy.   I have spent the past thirty years fighting to thrive in a world where living with the trauma from my mother’s murder has been a story that haunts me and has kept me small.   The trauma became too great a weight for me to...

One more benefit of cloth diapers – a tight ass

Before having a child, the idea of cloth diapers gave me visions of a patchouli-scented, dread-lock sporting, braless, hairy-pitted mama - hunched over a dirty toilet, rinsing out her ‘crunchy’ baby’s dirty diapers - and that wasn’t for me. Yet here I am - a PROUD...

30 years of First Days of School

On September 14, 2017 I wrote this post – 30 years after my first day of kindergarten and the death of my mother. This first blog post reflects on my first day of school and the healing that I am doing to make my PTSD part of my story and not THE story.