parenting

could this be contentment?

  I have a confession to make. I have been experiencing something. It’s snuck up slowly. I’ve tried to deny it, rename it, question it. But friends, I believe it’s called Contentment. After years of believing that I always have to be moving forward, growing, taking on more and more.  I’ve reached a place where…

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When a child has a reaction to food – our story

Back in the fall of 2015 I shared this story. I’ve since been getting inquiries about it and wanted to share it in a permanent location here on my blog. Please feel free to share with anyone you know who is going through something similar or has young children. For the last 3 months we’ve…

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New Artwork – sacred garden

Growing, wishing, blossoming. Life, color and possibility. Connection. honor. love. Savor it all. For the expectant mother, the midwife, the nurse. The honoring of the sacred garden. The growing child. New life. This image is available in cards, prints or posters.  Visit my etsy shop to see the options. © Noelle Rollins Art

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Make sure you’re not making your family feel this way

It’s a cold, make that very cold few days here in Minnesota, because of that the kids are off school today and Bruce’s shop closed for the day so we are all cozied inside playing games and watching movies.  I wanted to take a few minutes to connect with you and share a few very personal lessons…

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Toy organizer

Just had to share:  A couple years ago I picked up this closet shoe organizer.  For awhile I used it to sort postcards, business cards, etc for my business.  Once I moved to the studio I had enough space to have other shelves for those.  So this shelf ended up in the garage… until yesterday.…

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I give you permission to say, “NO”

I give you permission to say no. I grew up with a superhero a superhero momma. She gave us haircuts or perms more than once the night before school pictures when we begged. Sewed our Halloween costumes, patched our clothing, even hand sewed on hundreds of beads onto my prom dress for me and made…

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Outside of the “real world”

There can be an aching so deep and so widespread that creeps up so quietly you don’t even notice it’s there.  It may be your own aching or it may be the pain of another… I remember myself lying next to my mom in her bed on Halloween night a few years ago. I’m holding…

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I give you permission to say NO

I give you permission to say no. [slideshow] I grew up with a superhero a superhero momma. She gave us haircuts or perms more than once the night before school pictures when we begged. Sewed our Halloween costumes, patched our clothing, even hand sewed on hundreds of beads onto my prom dress for me and…

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more on the throat chakra – my personal journey

I’m learning to speak my own truth so much better. I think this year has been the biggest growing year for me in that area.  I was working with one of my coaches and it was interesting how many of the things I’m going through right now stem from some things I went through in…

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