Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Mother’s Spiritual Practice

There is no right way. There is always a right now way.

I’m thinking of my mother’s life work (mothering four children) as I watch this and as I imagine what path I will soon travel. Karen’s book, Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood, is a small treasure — accessible, handy, and valuable. I have wanted to attend one of her talks but my schedule didn’t accommodate that. It’s a pleasure to see and hear her. You can read her too, at Cheerio Road.

The video is also at this link.

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2 Comments on “Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Mother’s Spiritual Practice”

  1. Melissa Says:

    It is so funny how, in the blogosphere, complete strangers become friends that you can share with. With these online friendships, you also get people sending good thought and prayers to you. I keep finding myself anxiously anticipating the arrival of your little one and to hear the news that mom and baby are doing wonderfully. All I can offer are my thoughts and prayers of a safe and healthy “fully becoming a mommy” day!

  2. Kathryn Says:

    Thank you, Melissa, for your care. 🙂

    I too am amazed at the types of connection possible via the Internet. It’s a fruitful experience in many ways.