In celebration of Mother’s Day, get to know three Bala Mamas who keep our community inspired.
The day of the goddess is here. Today, we celebrate all of our mothers, and the strong, nurturing power they’ve contributed to our lives. Parenting comes in many shapes and sizes, but at the core of it lives love in its purest. There is simply nothing like a mother’s love.
At Bala Yoga, we’re lucky to be in community with some of the best moms out there. Women who love hard, who are committed to raising standup human beings, and who bring yoga into everything that they do. We look to these ladies for inspiration every day, and today, we celebrate them for it. Read on to get to know three (of many) Bala Mama’s who we are thankful for. We wish a happy Mother’s Day to them + all the Bala Mama’s out there!
1. My children’s names are Noa and Maya and they are 9 and 7 years old.
2. Motherhood has taught me patience.
3. Yoga has touched my parenting because yoga is me-time, my place of tranquility.
4. When a babysitter is watching the kids, you can expect to find me sharing a glass of wine with a friend.
5. If my children are raised with one lesson, it’s you are strong!
1. My children’s names are Kylie and Mia and they are 14 and 11 years old.
2. Motherhood has taught me to appreciate every moment. They grow up so fast!
3. Yoga has touched my parenting by reminding me to find balance by using moderation in everything. To work hard is good but too much work can be counterproductive. Too much sugar is not healthy but a little is just fine. Hugs make us feel cared for but too many can feel smothering (especially for a teen). Moderation in everything! When we feel balanced, we feel good.
4. When a babysitter is watching the kids, you can expect to find me taking a yoga class (yes, for real) and/or hitting the gym or hiking. Afterwards, you’ll find me eating a meal out with my hubby!
5. If my children are raised with one lesson, it’s to be present and love the moment.
1. My child’s name is Henry and he is 3 years old.
2. Motherhood has taught me to slow down. Kids are natural scientists and explorers. A simple walk to the car can include many stops to “Look at DIS!”, explore, touch, crouch down and examine. Sometimes we’re really on a time crunch, but usually I have to remind myself that we’re just going to the library, and it’s not going anywhere. We have time for him to look at the fire hydrant.
3. Yoga has touched my parenting by keeping us moving. The PNW is wet and rainy, so we can’t always go to the park to burn off energy. Inventing playful yoga games, letting him jump off the furniture or try some donkeykicks will not only be great for his proprioception and creativity, it also helps us both get a good nap.
4. When a babysitter is watching the kids, you can expect to find me sipping a glass of vino. By myself. In silence. Or on a date with my sweet husband, Brian. Vino is still there, though.
5. If my child is raised with one lesson, it’s that words matter. We say what we’ll do, we do what we say, we (both) apologize when we say or do the wrong thing, and we try always to tell the truth. Also, silliness is very important.