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NaBloPoMo 2016 Edition

The last time I participated in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) was in 2012, when I first created this site. Four years go by fast! Besides catching up on posts I had intended to share long ago – like the rest of our Spring road trip, HA! – I’ll share bits from my yoga classes, how this yoga teacher thing is going, ways I’m finding yoga pop up in my life, SXSW excitement, parenting, [probably] a little about the election, life after death and whatever else November may offer. My friend over at Queen of Everything is joining me on this daily blogging ritual. Go check out her blog (and her Etsy shop!) for more reading material. So, we had a fantastic Halloween over here. Last year, neither of my boys wanted to wear their costumes and go trick-or-treating. They were both fully into it this year, although the Big Kid got spooked watching Ghostbusters (the original) the other night and has been facing a healthy fear of creepy stuff and the dark. Last year, …

SXSW 2015: Managing digital burnout with travel

SXSW Interactive is this crazy collision of the Internet of Everything, wearable tech, selfies, social media on crack, mobile, near field communication (NFC), shareability, robots, making digital into 3D tangibility and… well… anything that can be digitized and connected. Whew! I fully drained and re-charged my phone battery every 4-6 hours with how much online time I was putting in during the fest. Now that it’s all over, I’m enjoying not being connected 24/7. Five nights of SXSW, I went to the Drafthouse to catch whatever late showing was going on for Film. The Alamo is known for their no texting, no talking policy, so putting my phone on silent and tucking it away in my purse for 90 minutes was a welcome break. Of course, I can’t stay away for too long. People start to worry or get frustrated or get mad if you don’t respond within 15 minutes. Those are the expectations of today’s connected world. Maybe this is my age showing, but I want a break from all the tech. I NEED to disconnect for bits of …

SXSW 2015: Working Moms Meet Up

I could not have been more thrilled with the turn out for the Working Moms Meet Up. Thank you, SXSW, for giving me the opportunity to gather these women who share in the struggle of being a professional and a present parent simultaneously. We had about 20 women show up, and there was plenty of chatter. I was also excited we were able to give away some items during the meet up, including swag that my new friend Hira from Lansinoh brought, milkscreen alcohol testing strips for breastmilk from local Austin company Upspring and a copy of Jessica Shortall’s Work. Pump. Repeat (due for hard copy release this fall). As promised, I brought an old breast pump to smash. Since the JW Marriott was a brand new hotel and all, I didn’t feel right putting a hard pump to their new floors. So a small group of us gathered on the sidewalk right in front of the hotel for this to happen: Part 1: Destroying a breast pump #sxworkmoms A post shared by Terri (@findingdrishti) on …

Coming up on the blog

We’ve been in major spring cleaning mode over at my house. I went to a couple swaps the last few weeks, which gave me the opportunity (and the motivation) to organize and purge all the extra stuff around the house. I’m talking an entire giant rubbermaid bin’s worth of 0-6 month baby boy clothes that has now exited my home. I STILL had enough to store another box away (waiting to see which friend has a baby boy next) and set some gender-neutral newborn clothes aside for a friend who’s expecting. Then, I went through my closet and pulled out a bunch of clothes that look ridiculous on my post-baby body, including a pair of lululemon clam diggers that slide right off my non-existent butt. It felt so good to get rid of it all. With that said, I have a very old hand-me-down breast pump set aside for the SXSW Working Moms Meet Up for smashing purposes, and I’ve got some blog posts in the works in prep for South By. In the coming weeks, you’ll see a mix …

Winner! FitnessTrainer.com session

Congratulations to Sarah E. of Austin for winning the 60 minute session with a FitnessTrainer.com trainer! Thanks to everyone for playing. After the weekend, I’ll tell y’all about the meditation project I participated in for a 4th grader’s science experiment. The timing was perfect for all the work stress I’ve been under (on top of the snotty vomit-y baby that’s been keeping us on our toes). Happy Friday!

Blogging in 2014: Top 5 posts

Happy New Year, everyone! Not surprisingly, 2014 was a year of blogging about everything related to our big event of welcoming Bear Shark to the family. I’m not much of a mom blogger, but I also can’t avoid talking about this phase in my life where motherhood is obviously a dominating factor. Thanks to my readers for coming along this journey with me! Without further ado, these were the top read posts from 2014. 1. Bear Shark: The longest birth story ever 2. Review: Barefoot Yoga Mat [+Giveaway!] 3. Is maternity yoga wear necessary? 4. Still yoga-ing at 38.5 weeks 5. Mama needs food I’m looking forward to what will come in 2015, continuing to find ways to live a yogic lifestyle and learning to face challenges as they arise. Hopefully, I’ll also have more time to reflect on these things in blog form. “Slow and steady” seems to be the yoga way, right?

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