Author Archives: The Woven Moments

Ryan Slevin is the author of The Woven Moments (www.thewovenmoments.com). On any given day she vacillates wildly; some moments find her rushed and anxious with a vague sense of annoyance while others are filled with awe and gratitude. Usually she’s just trying to keep up with life. And the laundry.

Family Covenant

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Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.   Alexander Hamilton   Back in 2011, when I started celebrating half brithdays as part of our family traditions, I wrote a post about family identity called Family, Inc.  It was a silly little post with cute pictures but it planted a seed about defining who…

2014 In Focus

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I believe in love and the power of hope.  I have big ideals like rigorous honesty and courage and integrity of word and action. The problem is my complete amnesia of these ideals on the day to day.  My heart knows what I hold true but my head seems to take over.  That hamster wheel I…

Sabotage

  I’m six pounds away from my goal weight.  And I’m thiiiiiiiiis close to saying that I’ve lost a hundred pounds. I’ve spent some time looking back at old pictures of me.  The BEFORE pictures.  I was my heaviest right after my 1st daughter (blog name Peanut) was born.  And let’s be clear – it…

The Softening

Source I’ve been avoiding this blog for months now.  What’s worse, I’ve been avoiding my own truths.  Instead of surrendering to reality, I’ve been channeling my inner ostrich and sticking my  head in the sand. But what happens when I hide from reality is that reality waits. And waits.   And waits some more.   (Reality…

Piggy Bank Stocks

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   I haven’t always been responsible with money – probably because it requires a logical, practical responsibility that just seemed desperately boring when I was young and dumb naïve.  I used to believe that the purpose of money was to buy things that I wanted; that money’s role…

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