Exploring what it really means for women to "have it all." Sometimes cheeky, sometimes heartfelt. A blog and live show created by Amanda Hirsch (@amanda_hirsch). Posts are written by Melody Bell, the character Amanda plays on stage. Melody is the perfect woman who gives you nightmares, offering up tips for crystallizing your breast milk, color coding your filing system and keeping your sex life freaky. Don't forget to like Melody on Facebook!


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Jul 1, 2014
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My Children Love Hanging Their Organic Underpants in the Sun

A colleague told me a horrible story this morning about her toddler spreading poo-poo all over his crib. Yuck! Little Edie and Little Eddie were both potty trained by the time they were six months old (and even that felt a little late…) They love helping me hand wash their organic cotton underpants and hang them to dry in the sun…

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Photo by Tim Johnson


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Jun 25, 2014
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Oh, Toddlers!

This morning I had to take three deep breaths when Edie wanted to skip her sunrise vinyasa flow in favor of a Kundalini meditation sequence.

Photo by DD on Flickr


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Jun 23, 2014
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Today I flowed seamlessly and effortlessly from one task to another. Wait, was that yesterday? Silly me! It’s every day!


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Jun 20, 2014
@ 11:43 am
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I’m the One That I Like

I’m thrilled to report that as of today, I’m back on Tumblr after a very nourishing social media cleanse. Every morning for the past few weeks I’ve lit a Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Deluxe Candle (energizing) and reminded myself of my intention to BE. HERE. NOW. while repeating the following mantra: “I like myself. I follow myself. I am my favorite.”


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May 13, 2014
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Just Like Me!

Mariel Hemingway gets up early, perhaps as an unconscious homage to her famous grandfather, to watch the sun rise. Each morning, while still in bed, she and her live-in boyfriend, an erstwhile stuntman and actor named Bobby Williams, begin a series of predawn exercises that consist of breathing, stretching, contemplating the things they’re grateful for and visualizing the day ahead. Hemingway then makes the bed and a pot of jasmine green tea. She fills the hummingbird feeders with organic sugar water, feeds organic soy-free meal to the brood of egg-laying hens that live in her backyard and heads back to the kitchen to prepare a smoothie.”

- Read the full article


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May 3, 2014
@ 6:54 pm
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Couldn’t resist buying this Plaid Chore Shirt for Teddy - only $175! He’ll look so handsome in it while he composts.

Couldn’t resist buying this Plaid Chore Shirt for Teddy - only $175! He’ll look so handsome in it while he composts.


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Apr 30, 2014
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5pm Energy Burst

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I always get a burst of energy at this time of day! 5-7pm is just such a relaxing window of time for me, where everything seems particularly easy. I’m charged up from an invigorating day of work and excited to pick up the kids, cook dinner, do the dishes, give the kids baths, read them stories, put them to bed, put them in bed again, reconnect romantically with Teddy, take out the trash, fold the laundry, write a few chapters of my book, soak my cuticles and prepare our overnight oatmeal for the morning. And then, of course, tantric love-making.

And this rain puts an extra spring in my step!

So much energy!

(Photo by Terry on Flickr.)


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Apr 30, 2014
@ 10:51 am
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When Luxury Sex Toys Trump Men

I came across this gem in the article Is she faking it? How to tell if your partner is being truthful in bed:

If she moans and coos when you touch her a certain way, it’s a good clue that she is enjoying herself and you should keep doing what you are doing.

Ladies, allow me to be direct: if the man you’re sleeping with needs advice like this, you would be better off making sweet sweet love to yourself. Try this gold-plated vibrator, and other luxury sex toys.

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Silly men. Thank goodness my Teddy is such a cheetah in the sack! 


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Apr 29, 2014
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My Abs Are Bored

I held plank pose for 45 minutes this morning. I need to find a more challenging ab workout.


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Apr 6, 2014
@ 2:43 pm
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Throwing Perfect, Pro-Environment Birthday Parties for Your Children

Tip of the week: When throwing a birthday party, ask yourself, WWMEDTWLGOP? (What Would Mother Earth Do That Would Look Good On Pinterest?)

Read more about how to throw Pinterest-perfect parties that don’t rape Mother Earth.

(Photo via Newman’s Corner on Pinterest)