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 of a futon frame with my forehead on the way down.  A bump sprang to life smack dab on top of my third eye where it remained for days after the pain had subsided. That bump became the bullseye

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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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Ask Mamaguru: Terrible Twos



Q.:  I read the post you wrote about the myth of the terrible twos.  You said your kids had terrific twos.  My daughter is nineteen months and I'm bracing myself for what's ahead.   She's already throwing major fits.  Do you have any tips for this age?  I love my little girl, but I'm

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103 Fun (mostly free) Summer Activities for Kids



Woo hoo!  School's out! That's what the kids say, but I'm thinking, What in the world am I going to do with them? If I don't have a plan, our days usually freefall into chaos and fighting.  Last year I wrote a very popular 150 Fun (mostly free) Summer Activities for Kids.  I didn't

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