I've been carrying my "big girl" camera with me again these days. Before Ellie was born, I used to carry it almost every single time I left the house. And then I carried a diaper bag. And then my iPhone came along. And I just brought it out when we went somewhere special or when I needed to photograph something for my blog or work. But just carrying it with me again and noticing the simple and gorgeous and silly and quiet moments of my everyday life makes me so happy.
It truly is a way to practice creative self-care and water my soul.
Using one of my favorite prompts, "here," take a peek at what I've been finding.
Here, spring unfurls early and we just soak it up in awe.
Here, we practice going out in the world using our kind voices while still being ourselves with every step.
Here, a little girl finds her joy.
Here, we both grow each day. And it's so hard. And beautiful. And messy. And true.
Here, the blue sky surprises us when it appears and I stand outside and soak it up.
Here, I remember how finding myself through my lens brings me home.
Here, we catch her in these magic moments of singing to herself and another stitch sews up the cracks in my heart.
Here, I listen to the wisdom within me and make the choice to choose love again and again.
Water Your Mama Soul is ongoing class that invites you to use creative self-care to help you come home to yourself.
I've created this class because I believe 10 days of focused creative self-care for just 10-20 minutes a day will change your life. Mamas have little time for themselves and need to be able to turn to accessible practices to ground themselves in the midst of real life. I'm running this class again live because I believe in the power of a circle of women supporting one another and saying, "I hear you. Me too...me too."
In Water Your Mama Soul, you will use your camera, journaling prompts, and self-care practices to reconnect with yourself. This will be a 10-day journey into self-care, healing, and noticing what you need. You will come away with practices you can use again and again to fill up your own internal well so you can be more present to your loved ones and other things in your life. Learn more and sign up right here.