Why walk when you can leap? Frogs have a percussive, playful, and utterly unique way of moving through the world--into warm pools, out of harm's way.
As a new mom, I have many of the same household, career, and personal pursuits that I had pre-baby, plus a host of new parenting activities. I am looking to my little frog totem AND my new little human frog to inspire me to leap through the events of this new life, choosing a playful approach whenever I can imagine one.
To keep myself motivated to leap more, I plan to regularly test and share recipes for elevating the ordinary. My first recipe has begun this moment, as I write this post and Nigel sleeps beside me.
With my feet comfortably on the floor and the light from the lamp beside me just right, I remember to breathe and savor this brief writing interlude before moving on to feeding/changing chores. I could rush through this blog, looking over to my little frog to see whether he is waking. Or I could just write until he wakes, nourishing myself so I can better nourish him.
BLOGGING while BABY NAPS:
- set up baby in swing, bassinet, whatever encourages dozing
- log into blog and just begin writing
- after the third sentence, check that your feet are on the ground, your breathing is easy and deep, and you have the proper lighting (note: don't bother doing this before you get started, or you risk procrastinating by "making sure all conditions are perfect before you get going")
- write until the baby wakes... or until you decide to curl up beside him to finish out the nap.
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