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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!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Growing In Love and Life

The seasons are changing in the obvious sense that Summertime is winding down—the morning mist-enveloped riverbanks and cool afternoon breezes say it is so—and my mental energy has shifted, too, to the tasks of Fall, and readying ourselves for our second year of homeschool and other plans we have reserved for the slower, colder, months.

I was motivated last week to tackle my quarterly inventory of the boys' dresser drawers. Carefully checking the size tags on their ever-smaller tees and shorts, gathering the items that Roscoe has outgrown—checking for signs of too much wear and passing the good stuff down to Merritt—to make room for a few fresh tops and pairs of pants. The emptying and the filling, it is a chore that I enjoy and one that highlights in real time that the boys just keep growing and getting bigger and outgrowing and moving forward.

This summer has been one of the fullest—and also one of the laziest—and everyone was content with that arrangement for a long while until August roared in and I felt compelled to seek order once again. I've since shared individual planning meetings with each of the boys to discuss the topics and projects that they want to pursue this Fall. The books they want to read, the games they want to learn to play, the youtube channels they want to get to know better. They are seventy-five percent done saving up for a game console, so I'm sure Jurassic World will be a big theme come September.

The seasons are changing in other ways too. Today is my birthday: I'm thirty-three. It's been a special week for me because the boys shared their mornings at forest camp, and I was left alone with my coffee and my computer. It's amazing what two hours a day can mean to the mama who spends most all of her time with her boys.

Timehop shared a photo of Roscoe from Summer two years ago, which feels like yesterday. I remember vividly the start of his first-ever week at camp. I was full of ALL the emotions, as it was his first structured experience away from home.




Feeling nostalgic, I stole a photo of my two guys at camp drop-off 2015.





I'm relishing this moment for all that it is, as I also let the whirly buzzy feelings of anticipation build up inside me for what is to come in our next season of life together.

This week I started my preconception regimen of prenatals and probiotics, as suggested by my midwife. I'm readying my body and mind with hope to add another little human to our dynamic soon. I almost can't believe it because for the last year or so, at least, I truly thought that my two boys would be it. Forever and always. As it turns out Andy and I are gathering our energy once more to re-enter the crazy.

I'm eager for all that this year may hold for each of us, and for the ways that we will be challenged to grow in love and life.

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm so excited to follow your journey as you prepare for a third child. :-)

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    1. Thank you Sarah! How are you and #2 feeling these days?

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  2. It's crazy, just last week I got the confirmation l needed that we are 99% sure we are done with two, I have struggled so hard the last year really feeling 2 was too few. I will enjoy following your adventure though! Happiest of birthdays and sending fertility vibes your ways!

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    1. Oh! I'm so curious to hear what the signs are! Will you share? As you know I have waffled like no other and now the timing is finally right and I'm ready. Never say never! :) thank you for the birthday wishes and the fertility dust!

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  3. "Re-enter the crazy" love it, so true!

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    1. You know it! I'll be hiring you to help me keep that part at bay. :)

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  4. It was really as simple as being a week later than usual for my period and just the sheer terror. Jasper was an "accident" and we were actually in a bad place to be adding another to our family but we were SO excited. As sat there waiting for my period to start this month I just knew I couldn't do babyhood again, in so many ways I am finally seeing more independence, oh yeah and the sleep is pretty damn nice too 😂. I would never say never but this episode aside I am actually starting to enjoy the rhythm of two.

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    1. Ah, yes. I love finding clarity like that.

      You are hitting a sweet spot for sure, and I hope the trend continues for you guys!

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