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ErikaTypically I tune out any conversation about birds. Frankly, I find them disgusting. But in yoga, a recent obsession of mine, names of birds are often used to describe different poses. For this practice alone, I give birds pardon, in fact, the poses with bird names are surprisingly my favorites. There's the hip-opener–half pigeon–and the twisted, bendy eagle pose. And then there is bird of paradise, or bird of pain as I referred to it, until last week.

Stephanie"How do you do it all?" I used to hear this question all the time. My reaction was to shrug it off with a smile and think that I was indeed doing it all. I was a successful business owner, wife, and mother of four. However, what I didn’t understand at the time was that you really can’t do it “all.” Something always gives. You make daily choices and those choices ultimately show where your heart is and where you are building your future.

ErikaModern day society tells women my age, it's ok to wait to start a family. Women, including myself, are pushing the thought of child bearing into their thirties. Yet, there is still something in my biological clock that hasn't evolved out yet, and it is telling me I should be caring for something small  and helpless. Without the means to have a red-headed child of my own, how am I to answer this genetic request? I know, a kitten.

KasieSAnyone who knew me before I had children knows that I wasn’t the most…flexible person in the world. I like to have a plan, know what’s happening, and be prepared.

JulieAnneThe year is still (relatively) new and while I am not a big fan of resolutions, I have decided that 2012 will be the year of the Life List. Maggie from Mighty Girl came up with this idea and I just love it. It’s simple – just make a list of things you want to do in your life and make it happen. You can check out her list for inspiration, from the mundane to the utterly delightful. I won’t bore you with my entire list, but here are a few things I hope to make happen in 2012:

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