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Hey, faithful followers, please follow me where I go. You can stay right here too. But I would love to see you on my new site, Shanti Mom For One. I’ll explain that site in a moment, but this site is changing its name to Blog Mom Reviews. This site will be all reviews…CD’s, DVD’s, books, women’s products, children’s products, yoga gear, and whatever else they throw my way.

There is a group of you who like and comment on my posts and I would especially love for you to visit and follow Shanti Mom For One. I hope this works! I appreciate you.

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Shanti Mom For One is specially designed for women and moms but you don’t have to be one of those to follow along. You can also join my FB group, which is an open forum for celebrations, frustrations, questions, and accomplishments.

I am Shanti Mom, a mother of one, honoring and celebrating all moms as an Author, Artist, and Educator. As a retired dance educator and ‘mother of advanced age’, my unique perspective on motherhood keeps life interesting.

My husband, Jeff, is a regional sales rep for the MAPEI Corporation. He loves his job, does very well, and provides for our family. We love him for that.

Author…

My very first book, In So Many Words, is available on Amazon. I have begun working on my second book, due out in the fall of 2017. Its working title is She Waited for Me.

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As the Oh BaBee! Originals  founder and artist, I design, create, and sell baby shower and nursery decor, frames, wreaths, and greeting cards. I mostly sell to fellow moms in my community.

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Educator…

Fundanoodle is an educational product line for kids from age 2-6. The games, books, and activities are designed by Occupational Therapists to better prepare children for fine motor skill tasks like holding a pencil, using scissors, and tying shoes.

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I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher specializing in Yoga Therapy. I teach group classes, private lessons, and serve as a substitute for local studios. My classes are gentle, modified, and meditative. Teaching yoga gets me out of the house and keeps me grounded and balanced.

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I am really sick of this nagging thought in my head. I’m hoping that if I write about it, I can at least begin to purge it from my thoughts and get rid of it all together. 

What I truly feel: I work hard. I am a mother. I am an artist. I am a volunteer. I am a friend. I am a daughter. I am a wife. I usually don’t make a single cent from any of this. Someone very close to me refers to some of this as ‘bulls–t.’

What nags at me: I need time away from the mother part to do some of the other parts. In order to get that, I need to pay someone to take care of my child. If I don’t make any money from this other stuff, how can I justify paying a babysitter?

What I truly feel: I deserve the time to do my own thing. I don’t need justification. 

What nags at me: Someone close to me and possibly other people don’t always agree. And I wonder if I really do deserve it. 

What I truly feel: Tired of second guessing myself and a bit depressed.