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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, June 16, 2012

To a hot and happy summer

Despite the fact that I am still working, Summer is here and I'm really looking forward to creating a fun-filled, low stress time for all of us. This morning we brainstormed a list of activities that we hope to do together in June, July, and August.

-Visit an aquarium
-Visit the pet store
-Visit the National Zoo (to see see the monkeys)
-Visit our cousins in NC (a solo, overnight, weekday trip!)
-Open air bus tour of DC or a trolley tour of Richmond
-Swim lessons
-Kidzville at King's Dominion
-See a movie at the theater
-Visit our former neighbors in our old 'hood (and maybe go to the pool!)
-Harvest from the garden
-Take a nature walk
-The Flying Circus Airshow
-The Flying Circus Hot Air Balloon Airshow
-Walk the Vita fitness course at Byrd park
-Body paint
-Splash park at Stony Point
-Fly a kite
-Walk across the Nickel Bridge
-Feed ducks
-Homemade popsicles
-Outdoor Summer concert
-Paint with water
-Make ice cream in baggies
-Slumber party with friends in NOVA
-Rent a movie to watch together
-Roscoe gets to plan dinner
-Go out for breakfast
-Visit Grandma and Grandpa
-Meet up with our Bradley friends in NOVA
-Tubing the James River (Adults only!)
-Paint at the clay studio
-Collect river or beach pebbles and paint them
-Water balloons
-Ride public transit (metro or bus)
-Camp out, even if it's just in the backyard
-Children's Museum of Richmond
-Baby pool in the yard
-Butterflies Live at Lewis Ginter
-Week at the Beach
-Bike ride adventure
-Finger paint with pudding
-Rain walk
-Splash park at Lewis Ginter
-Dance party
-Visit Tippy and E
-Meet V at her comunity pool
-Try a new playground
-Visit Jamestown Settlement
-Explore the river, find a swimming hole

I left a few spaces blank so that we can add more activities as we dream them up. I've already thought of five more since I snapped the photo above. Maybe we'll get to all of these, and maybe we won't, but we'll never be bored!

What do you have planned this Summer?  Care to share?  Maybe we can add some of your ideas to our list! (Especially if you are local.)


  1. I love all your ideas, Philip and I are working on our list as well and we are quite laid back like you about if it happens great if not fine too. I think sometimes you need to have a plan or you end up doing nothing.

  2. I have a couple of those same ideas on my list ;) If there are any of those major day trip outings you care to collaborate with the Bradley folks let us know!
    Traveling is top on our list but my low maintenance schedule is what I am shooting for. Mostly lots of pool time but I should scribble some rainy day or way too hot to play outside activities.
    Personally, I would like to complete this book to begin with...Playborhood by Mike Lanza.
    Unless you meant other friends in NOVA...I am ReAdY for a slumber party...Wootwoot!!!!!!!


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