"We are not only a family on the weekends, but we do have these two days shoved at the end of a week as our main time to slow down and enjoy our girls while they’re little, and to try and enjoy each other and ourselves, too."
One of the biggest mistakes I see in relationships, both my own and those around me, is expecting more from someone than can be given. Thoughts on helping each other achieve greatness, but not at the cost of acceptance and love.
We Can't Expect More from Someone than They Can Give.
Oh, this one is so, so close to my heart. For all of you other nap keepers:
"Not every young mother out there has family close by—this is one real “dilemma” of modern, American society. This means we don’t have Nanas over every day to keep company or lend us an ear or a hand to be held, while reminding that, “This too shall pass, dear.”"
"Happiness is not found on Instagram, or Twitter, or Facebook—and when I begin to question just a hair too much the beauty that resides in my own waking life, that’s when I know that it’s time to do these things instead:"
"When I reflected upon what had changed, it hit me like a fifteen-pound weight (ha): in stepping out of my comfort zone of vinyasa yoga and into my old tennis shoes, I had gotten myself out of a rut."
Writing, blogging, hoppy ale drinking, stay-at-home-yoga mama machine.
Jennifer is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She's also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people that ever lived. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor's degree in geology and absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature.