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So, I’ve been gone for a little while from the world of blogging and being outwardly expressive.

I’ve been teaching a weekly dance class here in Des Moines, Iowa…and working as an Executive Director of a small & vibrant cultural dance non-profit (so fun)!…

AND–I’ve been baking a nutrient-dense sweet potato biscuit/soup dumpling bun-in-the-oven over here!

Hello, booty-shaking motherhood

It’s been a very up & down journey to become a momma at this time in my life.

In my younger adult years—I’ve really loved focusing on being a teacher, building a nonprofit (and then re-building one), and having music & dance as an “evening career” for most of my life!

Two things that helped tip the scale and make me feel ready to become a mom are First, having an awesome husband and Second, really getting it together with my nutrition and self-care…

All good ingredients to becoming more “emotionally available” and ready/able to be a mom.

However, wanting to be a mom & becoming a mom when you’re a little bit older are two different things!

However, wanting to be a mom & becoming a mom when you’re a little bit older are two different things! I’m excited to share more about my fertility journey with you and share more about my still-huge love of:

Eating for Energy and Moving your Booty to feel GOOD (and look good, too!)

(37.5 weeks in this photo).

One thing that I’ve been working on these past few years is the nutrition side of things. I feel like I found mastery-level teachers with strength training and dance, and those teachers have sped my progress in those fields.

I think after several years of intensive nutrition study, and a ridiculous amount of reading & lots of writing—I found both mastery-level teachers…

Plus now a new motivation & determination to share:

This ding-dang coronvirus-19.

It’s calling me back online to share my joy & energy…my inspiration around taking care of your health, mindset & energy…and my love of music art dance & creativity…

Even though I will plan to go strong here in the last few days (how many days?? :)) before Baby Wu comes and we do some serious nesting for a bit…

I have an incredible amount of stuff I have been creating over the years (and the past 10 of sharing online) that I can put out here for people to enjoy. In the near future, you’ll be able to work with me more closely if you want to, as well.

For now—I’m just focused on sharing what’s easiest to share right now…and finding ways to make the best of staying at home, being pregnant & about to welcome this new human into our world + the ongoing uncertainty this pandemic is creating around the people and world we love and the economic stability of things, too.

So, no time like the present to share some health-care & booty movement joy!

A little cheerfulness for you

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A little cheerfulness for you 💙 so thankful to dance Samba with these beauties! This is my student dance group (I’ve been teaching a weekly Brazilian Samba dance class here in Des Moines)…

We’re rocking it at a Caribbean Carnaval party (my last big labor of love as Interim Executive Director with a small & fabulous dance nonprofit here)

A little Shakira…a little Samba Malandro…lots of joyful hip & booty shaking 🌟

I’m 35 weeks preggo in this video & I’ve been SO thankful to be able to dance through my pregnancy!! So proud of these dancers, too!

 

Let’s Dance–Free Hip Tutorials for you

You can find some fun Hip dance tutorials on my blog…

Hope you enjoy my new baby blog…And here’s to more connection, self- & community-care, action & activism…and joy.

Theresa


    2 replies to "Hi again from TheresaLovesToDance"

    • Alicia Lemus

      Hi Theresa!
      I am so happy that you are connecting with us again. You are such a lovely and beautiful soul!
      I have been missing you so much!
      Many blessings,
      Alicia

      • Theresa Stevens

        Hi Alicia–thank you for your sweet comment! I’m hoping to have some more work time with our new baby here. Being a mom is really fun! Excited to share more soon! Hope you are wonderful!
        Theresa

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