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February 2012 - Shivaya Naturals

February 2012

Rhythm of The Home is busy putting the final touches on the Spring edition of the magazine. This edition comes with a very big announcement that we are so excited to share with you, as well as the always incredible work of so many contributors. These last few days leading to the launch are always my very favorite (although also the craziest), and we look forward to seeing you all at the launch of the spring season.

From the blog::

The snow is melting, the days are getting longer and the sun is shining it’s beautiful light down upon us.  Early Thursday morning the Spring edition of Rhythm of the Home will be launched. As always, it is a joy to see the hard work and dedication of our contributors and staff come together. We hope that you enjoy this small preview of some of the goodness that is coming, and we look forward to seeing you all back here on Thursday morning with a very big announcement for all of you! (and don’t forget about the Spring giveaway as well)



Heart Garden


Frugal Cloth Diapering Made Simple


Indoor Play Spaces for Imaginative Play


Surprise Yarn Eggs


New Day::Celebrating the Spring Equinox


The Chicken TV :: Why We Adore Our Backyard Flock


“We All Live In a Tippy Red Canoe . . .”: Paddling With Kids


His First Trip Around the Sun

February 23, 2012

He is 1. My son, my babe, my love has made his first trip around the sun.

Landon, you will never know how much I love you. Putting into words how much joy you have brought to us is not possible, but hopefully you will one day hold a child of your own and know the sweetness that they bring. 

You have grown oh so much, and as you prepare to take that first step I want you to know that I never imagined just what kind of an independent, sweet, determined child you would be. Your life is full, even at just 12 months of age. You dive head first into everything you do, and your attention never wavers from what you want. 

You have the love, attention and devotion of two of the kindest souls in your brothers. They would do anything for you, and if there is one thing I am glad that I got a chance to see and experience, it is how much being big brothers has meant to them. They would guard you with their lives, and they would (and have) give you everything.

The losses that came before you were painful, but I am grateful to be holding you in my arms every night as you drift to sleep. I was one of the lucky ones, for my prayers were answered when you came into this world. I called you my healer, and you have lived up to the name. You have healed the wounds of sadness and grief in such a powerful way, and your smile reminds me that I have been more blessed than I am sure that I ever deserved.

I have so many hopes for you, many of which I will never reveal for your life is your own to make. As your mother, all that I will say is that I pray your life is filled with as much joy as you have already given. Never lose sight of who you are, never give in to fit in, but make strides in this world to stand out. Life is short my sweet boy, that you can be sure of. Live it, dream it, embrace it and hang on with all of your strength. Whatever you do, enjoy it. Whoever you love, show it, and whatever you dream, live it. 

I love you, forever.

To all of you, my dear friends, you helped bring Landon into this world with your prayers for him when times were rough. I will never forget that, you can be sure. Every comment, email, phone call I wrote down or printed out for him to see. What an amazing gift to have been lifted up in love by so many. Thank you.