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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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Five Women. One Book. Namaste.

Five Women. One Book. Namaste.

In So Many Words arrives November 4, 2016 on Amazon and Shanti Mom For One.

A little bit of stress has tainted this process, but when I get beyond the stomach aches and the insomnia, I realize how cool this is really going to be. It will be so fun to call myself an author.

And when I take the time to watch these videos again and again, my soul rests. With MaryAnne especially. Sit in a room with her for five minutes and your troubles melt away.

What an honor to be trusted with Donna’s most intimate thoughts. I admire this woman immensely.

There is no one else like Kate. No one. Fire and rain all in one beautiful package.

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Too bad you didn’t get to see Mary on video. You could learn a thing or two from her.

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Mom to Mom

As kids go back to school in our neck of the woods, my thoughts are with my fellow moms. This week I will feature my first six ‘Mom to Mom’ articles written for our community magazine, Between the Bridges. It has been such a pleasure sharing my thoughts with these women. I hope my words have helped them feel as wonderful as they are!

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Trust Me

By Libby Blumberg

March 2015

Motherhood. A word not easily defined. A responsibility with a distinct beginning, but no end. One of the most difficult jobs imaginable, yet desired in the hearts of millions of women everywhere.

My research found several definitions of mother and motherhood, often using these three words: authority, source, and origin. It was clear to me that the meaning of the word would be important to this column, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover how fitting it really is.

Discussions among mothers often include a barrage of questions. What is the best bottle or pacifier? How do I transition my child from a crib to a bed? Why is my child having tantrums? When and how should I potty train? How do I deal with the isolation that comes with being a stay-at-home-mom? What is the best way to prepare child #1 for child #2? The list is infinite.

One can search the internet to find a slew of answers to all of these questions and much more. Finding the problem in the index of a baby book will sometimes offer the solution. How about asking a relative who has been through motherhood before? Or post your question on social media and get a whole slew of answers! If you are lucky, as we are in Nocatee, you can occasionally gather with a group of other mom friends to share tips, tricks, and ideas.

Take a deep breath and hear this. Upon becoming a mother, you were given a precious gift. Think of it as your reward for taking on an extremely difficult job. Consider it your superpower. Call it your secret potion. It is what makes you ‘able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.’

Your gift: a mother’s instinct.

It is stronger than everything. It is smarter than the thickest book. It is more effective than an internet full of doctor recommendations. It trumps advice from your well-meaning relatives. It even surpasses the suggestions you get from other mothers going through (seemingly) the exact same thing. It is your authority, source, and origin. Nice, huh?

You must, however, listen in order to hear what it says. Stop for a moment and notice what your answer is before even asking the question. It is probably right there between you and your child, waiting to be heard. Your instinct makes you the authority on your child’s needs. It aligns you with the source of your solution. A mother’s instinct takes you back to your origin and gives you the wisdom you need.

Listen. It is saying…

Trust me.

 

Silent (and kinda funny) Sunday

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Seven Days of Gratitude: Day 5

  1. I looked at my daughter this morning and felt thankful that she didn’t experience 9/11. I am also thankful to be raising her to believe that there is good in the world.

  2. I am sincerely grateful for the men and women who serve to protect us.

  3. And I am thankful for my spiritual strength. image