Author Archives: Thekla Richter

I’ll Be Over Here With My Monsters

I read a book once about how marriage is like a crucible… a container you heat up to a really high temperature, melting something in it before you pour it into a mold. To me, parenting has really been like … Continue reading

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Connect: My Theme for 2012

Last year, I was too sleep-deprived to blog about my one-word theme for 2011, but I did choose one: nurture. I wanted to focus on gently feeding and supporting myself, my child, my husband, my friends and family, and my … Continue reading

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Savoring the Sweet Slowness of the Holidays

This holiday season, my husband and I officially declared a season of No Travel. Photo by Lovefusion Photography That means no planes and no sleeping away from home– or more to the point, no worrying about how to make sure … Continue reading

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Dancing Forward

This week, I was good to myself by going to a yoga class…. the second time I’ve gone to this particular class, returning after trying it out last week. I can’t remember the last time I went to a class … Continue reading

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31 Ways My Toddler Helps Me Nurture My Inner Artist

My toddler is a great creative playmate and teacher. Here’s a snapshot of some of the things I’m grateful to be learning or doing with him: Enjoying bright colors Playing mama’s drum together Noticing my assumptions about the world Learning … Continue reading

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Welcome Blog Jog Readers!

Today I’m participating in a blog promotion to help readers discover new sites. If you’d like to check out some of the other blogs participating, click on over to Hexemaus Farms to learn about the Johnsons and their ongoing transformation … Continue reading

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On Exercise (Why I Avoid the E-Word)

As a stay-at-home mom, I find getting exercise to be really, really hard. I have two strikes against me: one is of course the intense time committment of taking care of my 13-month-old. The other is the fact that I … Continue reading

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Sleep Redux: Being Gentle With My Heart

My first Mother’s Day wasn’t quite what I had hoped for. We all had colds, and we were all exhausted. And Baby A still isn’t sleeping well at all. Just when we thought things were getting better… we went back … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday: Noticing Gratitude

Back when I spent more time on LiveJournal, many people I connected with there would post a “Thankful Thursday” list weekly mentioning some things they are thankful for. I’m going to experiment with writing about a few things I’m thankful … Continue reading

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Efficient Inefficiency

I’ve found it dismaying and frustrating to discover that much of the time, efficiency isn’t very efficient anymore. Oh, some of my favorite productivity ideas still apply, but others just no longer work. Being smart about how high I set … Continue reading

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