How Things Become A-Parent

In parenting and in life we teach what we need to know. My lesson? SPLASH!splash-water-cut1


Frightened and free,
We give what we need.
One body, many parts.
Peace of mind…

Always more, receiving.
A splash of black
In a sea of white.
More. Nicer. Black.
Breathe. Love. White.
Round and round
Ever giving
Always more.

What are you here to teach?… I mean… what are you here to learn? I’d love to hear.


  1. Beautiful. I think you hit the nail on the head – the key is that we are here to BOTH teach and learn. I learn something new from my small people every day.

    I hope to teach them gratitude, strength, unconditional love and a kind heart – hopefully by example!

  2. If only… the audio comments would work…. you would hear me thank you for sharing your poem with me… while I was at Wal-Mart today! *gasp* Yes, I fully agree with you and Extraordinary Mommy, which is why my twitter bio says co-parent and student to two!!!!

    I’m hear to learn to… hold on to letting go!!!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeee!

  3. love your perspectives. so true. so true. little zen masters they are…so present. to teach and learn ~ learn and teach. ;p

  4. i LOVE the ZenMommy. Inspiring. . .times TEN.

    Spread the word.

  5. lovely poem. thanks for sharing. what am i trying to teach/learn? a)slow down and breathe; b) acceptance of self and others. but the list could gone on and on…

  6. thanks liz. you and i are livng parallel lives in many respects then…even the list going on and on one ;p