Emily Ballard.
10 Ways To Feel More Like A Woman And Less Like A Mom I suffered greatly, completely without knowing it, for the first few years of motherhood. Not because my kids were jerks - not at all - but because I didn't realize that the only way to remain a woman and not singularly a mother was to decide that I still mattered. My babies mattered, yes, and my husband mattered, yes, but so did I. And I forgot that.

10 Ways To Feel More Like A Woman And Less
Like A Mom

I suffered greatly, completely without knowing it, for the first few years of motherhood. Not because my kids were jerks - not at all - but because I didn't realize that the only way to remain a woman and not singularly a mother was to decide that I still mattered. My babies mattered, yes, and my husband mattered, yes, but so did I. And I forgot that.

6 Things I Didn't Know I Needed To Tell You We all contain a piece of divinity.  Every single one of us.  It sits in our middles.  It is heavy.  It is golden.  It is the piece of us that knows everything we will ever need to know.  It is the piece of the Universe that was implanted into our DNA when the skies went boom and this gorgeous place became our home.  It has always been there, and it can not die because it is not of us - it is of the divine.  

6 Things I Didn't Know I Needed To Tell You

We all contain a piece of divinity.  Every single one of us.  It sits in our middles.  It is heavy.  It is golden.  It is the piece of us that knows everything we will ever need to know.  It is the piece of the Universe that was implanted into our DNA when the skies went boom and this gorgeous place became our home.  It has always been there, and it can not die because it is not of us - it is of the divine.  

When My Daughter Told Me To Stop And then she interrupted me because her voice came unstuck and she said the words that stopped me dead. "Mama, I'm not ready for all of this. I'm not like you. You keep trying to teach me everything you know, but you're 34 and I'm only seven. You learned this stuff as a grown-up and I'm just a kid, and..."

When My Daughter Told Me To Stop

And then she interrupted me because her voice came unstuck and she said the words that stopped me dead. "Mama, I'm not ready for all of this. I'm not like you. You keep trying to teach me everything you know, but you're 34 and I'm only seven. You learned this stuff as a grown-up and I'm just a kid, and..."

 
Everyday Transcendence: A New Way To Define & Experience The Light I'm starting to strip away some of the language so often associated with the spiritual path-walk. Much of what I see and hear and read about spirit is often mixed up with language that can sound both confusing and elitist; if you don't get the language, you might not get the principles, thus this might not be for you.

Everyday Transcendence: A New Way To Define & Experience The Light

I'm starting to strip away some of the language so often associated with the spiritual path-walk. Much of what I see and hear and read about spirit is often mixed up with language that can sound both confusing and elitist; if you don't get the language, you might not get the principles, thus this might not be for you.

There Are Things I Haven't Told You I braced myself to finally tell her everything: the truth about my drinking, how I'd occasionally taken pain pills from a family member in an effort to numb out, how I sometimes felt real, terrifying rage in the middle of difficult moments with my children, how other times I wondered if my husband could give me everything I needed.  

There Are Things I Haven't Told You

I braced myself to finally tell her everything: the truth about my drinking, how I'd occasionally taken pain pills from a family member in an effort to numb out, how I sometimes felt real, terrifying rage in the middle of difficult moments with my children, how other times I wondered if my husband could give me everything I needed.  

Translucence Is Sexy As Hell I will not become delusional. I will not become a preacher. But I might just become more content.  Less edgy.  More translucent. I might become more of the core of what I already am. I might just walk around like that, all core.

Translucence Is Sexy As Hell

I will not become delusional.

I will not become a preacher.

But I might just become more content.  Less edgy.  More translucent.

I might become more of the core of what I already am.

I might just walk around like that, all core.