May 2017

woman in field be who you are raylen blog
Witnessing the connection between a mother and child fills my heart with warmth. When I take the time to pause and simply observe a mom connecting with her child or children with her nurturing presence, something inside me softens and I feel expansion in my body. There is something so pure when I’m able to sense into that unconditional love. I’m going to be completely honest in this blog and have...
be real hero 2
As mothers, it can be easy to get lost in the daily hustle and bustle of our lives. Whether you are a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, we all have struggles and multiple balls in the air. It can be tedious, stressful, and oh-so-very bittersweet. We love watching those incredible moments – the first steps, the first giggle, the first crush, etc. However, does anyone else feel like the whirlwind...
mary and her mom photo
Do you know Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer? I do. And not because I work at Beebe. I know because I was diagnosed with it when I was 30. Ahhh, growing up at the beach and the days of using baby oil are coming back to haunt me! I remember I had two moles removed and when I went back to see the doctor he said one had been sent to Massachusetts General for further testing. I remember...
Sue and sons
I don’t expect to spend Mother’s Day this year with my two 30-something adult sons as we already have been working on this year’s schedule of visits, and May is not on the list. We’ll still talk on the phone, find out how each of us are doing, and remind each other of the next time we will be getting together. I see myself as among boomer moms whose adult children either live far away, or have...
Rita and mom
When it comes to overall health and wellness, so much informs our attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. It’s what we see, hear, taste, see and simply… what we experience. And, it starts from the very beginning . When I think about my own journey as a mother to my two sons, I tend to look at everything I do through the lens of my kids’ eyes. It’s never far from top of mind that they are soaking it all...
Carrie Snyder Family
Motherhood is definitely the most humbling and hardest job in the world. Growing up, I had no idea of all of the sacrifices my mother made on a daily basis. She sacrificed her personal time, her career, her finances, and her friends all to make sure that I did not want for anything, including her time. My mother made it to every softball and field hockey game, every awards banquet, every school...
Heather Williams Family
Four years, five months and two days ago, I hit snooze three times, checked my phone for a good morning/good night message from my husband in Indonesia, groggily dragged myself to the shower, then to the Keurig, woke and readied an exuberant toddler for daycare, dressed myself to the 9’s for what would be the last time for longer than I anticipated, checked voicemail, checked email, checked daily...
Bridgets mom and kids
What I learned from my mom… “You and me against the world…” The first few lines from a popular 70’s tune made famous by Helen Reddy epitomizes my relationship with my mom. My first vivid memories are from childhood when I was around 3-4 years of age and it was just “You and me.” And that’s how it went…I was raised by a single mom; the proverbial latch-key kid. Although some might think ‘how...