Category Archives: Motherhood

Stagnant Water

“Have faith that is like ceaselessly flowing water. Stagnant water becomes putrid because it stands still. The same is true of our lives: Not advancing is regressing”, said 2nd SGI President Toda. I’m feeling stagnant. Kids, husband and work are … Continue reading

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In A Perfect World

In a perfect world my son wouldn’t have been injured during birth.  He would have 2 symmetrical perfectly functioning arms and hands.  But we all have to figure out what to do with what we’ve got–and let’s face it, everyone has … Continue reading

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Living with a Splash

We’re on Southern Cal vacation.  Woke up at 3am and started the long drive to Venice Beach.  The Boy couldn’t fall back asleep when we got in the car so he was already set to have a rough day.  Santa … Continue reading

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Those Little Hurts

The Girl found out this weekend that she wasn’t invited to 3 parties and a play date was canceled.  For a 10 year old this is a lot of disappointment.  It would even upset this 38 year old if it … Continue reading

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an even deeper blue

“’From the indigo, an even deeper blue.’ This passage means that, if one dyes something repeatedly in indigo, it becomes even bluer than the indigo leaves.” –Nichiren Diashonin Since I first started practicing this Buddhism 20 years ago (wow really?) … Continue reading

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Home Alone

I’m home alone for an entire week.  This hasn’t happened since before I was married with kids–even then I lived in a co-op and was rarely alone in the house.  After dropping the kids off (at 2 different airports–oh the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mother’s Day

Motherhood is all about influence.  Whether we are talking about creating a life in the womb or raising a child or inspiring a relationship once married; mothers shape us.  I’m adopted and have often felt gratitude over the choice of my birth mother to give … Continue reading

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