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The Word of the Year is...

A few years ago I started picking a theme for the year instead of making resolutions. Apparently I’m not alone in this as several bloggers I read are doing the same. In 2010 the theme was “Have fun” because in the intensity of new parenthood I had trouble remembering how to enjoy myself.  I literally needed to re-learn. The next year I choose “Be kind” because I was remedial at that skill too. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Just. Be Kind. Both years were great experiences. They were such simple, applicable “resolutions”. Easily expanded to fit or contract as needed. I choose the theme in a very hippy dippy way. I sit around and “let it come to me.”  I wish there was more of a science to this matter. I wish there were lists involved! There aren’t. I sit around for a few days at the end of the year until a thought pops up.

This year I can’t stop thinking about being bold. Admittedly this could be because I haven’t blogged since October and the Be Bold Brave Robot pic has been accosting me every time I open my browser. It could be because I attended Camp Mighty in November, an emboldening mind blowing experience to be sure. It is defenitely connected to the unexpected, unpleasant turns we experienced last spring. I feel so aware that life is passing by quickly. Everyday my baby boy is bigger. Everyday I’m getting older.  People are coming into this world and leaving it with alarming rapidity. Life is happening and I don’t have time for fear, useless anxiety and my endless planning. I just need to learn to BE BOLD. I mean, seriously, even the sidewalk is telling me so. Star Trek is practically demanding it of me. I must BE BOLD in 2013 and honestly I can’t wait to find out what that will entail!

Posted on January 7, 2013 and filed under Uncategorized.

Kind and Generous Robot Army: Mobilize!

Being mighty and generous are mutually inclusive so everybody attending Mighty Camp this year is fundraising for Charity Water, a very cool organization that brings clean water to developing nations. Have you ever spent some time without clean, potable water? I have and it bites. For me it was just an inconvenience but for many it is a serious health threat and its appalling that so many still don't have access to this basic human need. I'm psyched about the work charity water does and I bet you are too. Here's the deal: Head over to the Mighty Camp Charity Water Page and make a donation. I know you want to because my blog is only read by kind and generous robots. If you give $20 or more I'll send you a print of my Brave Robot picture because being kind and generous is the work of a Brave Robot indeed. Now get to it! Be bold Brave Robots!

PS-If you contribute drop me a line and let me know so I can send you your print!

Posted on October 24, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.

Back to Reality

We're back from Colombia and I'm missing my former schedule that included a one movie/one book/ five fresh-squeezed tropical fruit drinks a day diet. I'm also mourning a series of hilarious (if I may pat myself on the back) blog posts that I wrote, edited and then promptly deleted by accident. Yikes. Instead of reading about Bogotá Beauty salons this week it'll be book reviews galore.  I read the Hunger Game Series (excellent!) as well as the first of the Sookie Stackhouse books. I'll spare you my thoughts on those books since everybody and their Mom has already read them. Tomorrow I'll start book recs but in the meantime can I suggest 21 Jump Street for your viewing pleasure? I haven't enjoyed a comedy so much since I saw Bridesmaids. I promise that it is a million times funnier than it's trailer.

Posted on July 29, 2012 and filed under Bossy Pants Recommends, Uncategorized.

10 Years Today

Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.-Mr. Rogers

Thank you so much to each of you who has encouraged us along the way.

Posted on June 12, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.

Buried in Books

Recently things have been... not so great. Arnold and I have deemd the time period between March 15 and April 15 as the "deluge of bad news". Sadly I'm not actually being that over-dramatic when I tell you that. I try to be careful about what I share here in this public space so today I'm not going to be talking about problems but rather, enjoyable coping mechanisms. My mechanism of choice lately has been to stop doing anything except, work, child, eat and books. Books, books, BOOOKS! I cannot get enough books. My nerdy junior high reader stuff has burst forth from me. I no longer cook(sorry noodles :() or surf the web. I only read books! All of this is to say, that I have many, many recommendations for your summer reading list and if I can tear myself out of "Kosher Chinese" (my latest paperback escape route) I will tell you all about them... soon.

Posted on May 29, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.