Back to Life

Today is the First Day of School! Yesterday my neighbor brought over three humungous mangos from his late-blooming tree.  I thanked him and wished him a happy day off, and he wished me the same.  The thing is, when my family is on holiday, I am working my hardest.  Someone has to create the magic and do all those pesky behind-the-scenes tasks like meal preparation.  Today is my real day off, the first of many, which I will spend working.  Isn't it funny how work can sometimes feel like

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The Poetry of Science



My mother was born today. Last night, when I couldn't sleep, I thought of that miracle that took place many years ago: My mother's birth, the birth of my first great love, which preceded my own life. Flabbergasted with awe, I poked open my curtains to glimpse the Super Moon.  I had

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The Fall in Yoga That Changed My Life



Ten years ago today I unrolled my yoga mat in my sunny studio apartment in South Beach, grounded myself in breath, and dropped into a backbend that would change my life forever. On the path from standing to a beautiful arch, a hiccup of fear jutted me slightly off course, and I hit the edge

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Greetings!



Where in the world is mamaguru these days? I'm getting a few emails wondering that question.  Where am I?  Am I on vacation?  When am I coming back?  Am I OK? Let me answer with a picture. Snapshot: I approach the beach in the early morning light.  I am alone for a minute.  My

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Teenage Ducks



Yesterday, on my Sunday bike ride, I pedaled past a mama duck and her babies waddling near a canal. The image you just conjured in your head from that sentence is wrong.  This was an entirely different scene than the typical warm fuzzies we picture when we think of mama ducks and their

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3 Fireworks Crafts for Kids



Ooohs and Ahhhs and BAMs and BOOMs are just a few days away! Here are three super easy crafts to do with little kids to get them in the mood for Fourth of July Fireworks. Scratch Board Fireworks Scratchboards are easy to work with and so much fun.  There is an air of magic surrounding

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Baby Goats!



Yesterday we stopped by a free petting zoo not far from home, and boy I'm sure glad we did, for it is BABY GOAT SEASON! They looked almost  like puppies with soft, rabbit-like fur.  Some of them had small nubs of horns and others had two hard circles you could only feel through

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Thinking Cap



Jack's got his thinking cap

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Cards by Kids



I don't buy greeting cards anymore. Why would I when I live with two in-house illustrators? For a few years now, I have creased a piece of cardstock and given it to my boys with instructions to make a card for whatever occasion we are celebrating, often their friend's birthday.  I do this

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