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The BoldHeartMama desires to enjoy living out the choices that she’s made for herself and for her family. She is a relentless learner: curious, inquisitive, and open to the possibilities of her life and of the human condition. She understands that there isn't one right way—she asks questions that dig deeper to make sense of it all and to find her own path.

She pays attention to and nurtures whatever it is she really cares about, letting go of the rest (for now) knowing she can't do and be everything all at once. She embraces her imperfections in favor of "good enough"—her imperfect self, her imperfect home, her imperfect mothering, her imperfect desires—and she never stops evolving as a woman and mother. She is a BoldHeart, authentic and true to herself.

The BoldHeartMama knows there is only this one life and she's all in. She is present and engaged and making things happen. Her intuition is her guide. She seeks to be inspired and relies on her creativity and her resourcefulness to solve the big and little challenges that she and her family face together as they navigate their relationships and their world.

The BoldHeartMama is willing to take calculated risks to make her biggest dreams come true. She is living out her BoldHeart in the moment, making small moves and taking little steps that add up, and she's cultivating a good life for herself and her family in the process. Read More!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

On the eve of Mother's Day:

Today my sister and I treated our mom to Afternoon Tea at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. It was such a nice treat, for all of us! We lounged in the grand lobby, which was transformed to accommodate a special mother's tea, and enjoyed the cool, humid, southern atmosphere.

We indulged in tea sandwiches, scones with devonshire cream, strawberries covered in chocolate, cakes, homemade breads, and deliciously spicy tea with hints of cinnamon, orange, and cloves.

In between bites, Vanessa and I took turns posing questions from an article that I recently read. The answers were insightful, not only looking to the past and learning more about my mom before she was a mom and about her experience as our mother, but also considering the present and looking to the future in the context of my own life as a woman and mother.

We exchanged our gifts, shed a few happy tears, and enjoyed some quality time as mothers and daughters.


  1. Great picture! Looks like so much fun! :)


  2. How wonderful! This made me cry a little, happy tear!

  3. I thought that the Tea was very SPECIAL!! I had so much fun and it was so different than any other Mother's Day thing we have ever done! I loved spending time with you two alone!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

  4. Thanks J and V! I agree, it was very special and I am one lucky mom. You two are the BEST! Did we mention we loved Vanessa's new apartment?! Looking forward to meeting our new addition, little Roscoe Andrew Wilkens Sears - ha ha! Did I get that name right?


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