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Chasing adventure & living mindfully while parenting through mental illness


Springtime Mindfulness

Springtime Mindfulness

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We're still learning to handle the chaos of two kids around here. I am having an easy recovery, Breccan has taken well to his little brother, and yet somehow we can barely leave the house before noon!Self care and having a newborn do not go hand in hand. Olin is an easy baby, but he still needs me a lot. With Breccan, I was constantly in a cycle of nurse-bottle-pump-wash that it made sense nothing got done. With Olin, breastfeeding is easy, but it is constant!I was finally recovered enough to make our usual length of walk today. It was sunny and warm, the first hints of spring, and I was reminded how much short walks are a perfect way to reset and focus on the moment. There are so many little things to notice and appreciate.Today as we walked, I took a few breaths to notice the beauty of the moment and appreciate each part of the scene. The cherry blossom petals falling off the trees. The couples lounging in the park. The blueness of the sky and fresh green grass. The chill in the breeze and the heat of the sun. Children giggling at the playground. Even the firetrucks clanging down the street, because I know Breccan would be so excited to hear them. And little Olin snuggled peacefully against my chest, lulled into a nap by the motion of the walk.It was a perfect walk, a reminder that in all the chaos of learning to be a mother of two, there are moments of calm and beauty.


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