My how life changes. Here I sit in a rented apartment in the heart of San Francisco, my 1 week old daughter sleeping next to me, I haven't taught a yoga class in over a month, or taken one for that matter! My husband is off doing his show and I am trying to figure out how to get this blog up and running again! I think the best way to begin is to fill in the blank space from my last post to now. So I had a baby. That much is clear. I believe the last time I posted was about the finding out of this wonderful being coming into, well, being! Soon after we discovered we were expecting, my husband, Justin, booked the national tour of Matilda the Musical. We were overjoyed, we were thrilled, we were all of a sudden having to figure out if it was realistic for us to not only travel with, but have a baby while on the road. Now here is where most people would probably say, "yeah, no way". If you know us, Justin and I are not most people. So we spent the next few months figuring out the logistics, packing, saying goodbye to our jobs and life in Brooklyn and just over a month ago landed in Los Angeles, CA, Oscar in tow, me 33 weeks pregnant and Justin with the biggest job he has had to date! It was exciting and terrifying all at the same time!
For me, I was ecstatic to be able to spend the last bit of my pregnancy lounging by a pool, soaking up the California Sun and knowing that once she arrived, I was going to get what I had wanted to do more than anything, be a mommy! And full-time no less! No job to get back to, no time frame or schedule. I can say that so far, its pretty blissful! I mean, I'm exhausted, there are times when I'm bored (newborns sleep A LOT), and I do miss having our immediate family so close. At this point, most of them won't even get to hold her until she is closer to 4-6 months. But I'm loving this mommy-on-the-road, tour life! Now I get it, its only been one week, some of you might say, talk to me in another 6 weeks. Well that is exactly my intention, and I'm setting it here and now! Somewhere back when I chose the name for this blog, there must have been some divine intervention. Some knowingness, that I wasn't even aware of at the time. I was thinking about how we, as a family, are literally living one hOMe at a time for the foreseeable future. We are bouncing from one place to the next, getting to have a brand new experience at least once a month and in some cases more. On top of that we are getting to do it all while having the completely new and surreal experience of becoming parents and welcoming this new being into our lives and into the world. It's exciting and it's terrifying. I want to share this experience with you as best as I can. Partially, in truth, because I want to give myself something to do! Also because, well, why not?! Something interesting may come from it, and if nothing else, I will have a place to document our travels and stories. Something for me to share with Audrey as she grows up and out of this experience. So here it goes, one hOMe at a time...join me if you will! I promise not to only talk about how cute my daughter is...(although she is)
is a Mama, Wife, Teacher, Writer and Activist. She is deeply committed to unlearning her own white supremacy and privilege so not to do more harm in the perpetuation and power she has a spiritual white woman. As a coach, she teaches radical self-love and care as a way to not stay within ourselves, but to be of the most potent service outside of ourselves. As a writer she is using her voice and words to call out herself and those for whom she resonates with so that we may be called in to do the necessary work. As a Yoga and Meditation Teacher she is works to hold space for a healing that is free from toxic positivity and spiritual bypassing so that we can recognize the value of both the shadow and the light. As a Mama, she is committed to anti-racist parenting and raising a better generation of ancestors than even herself. All of it is her Activism.