About

For those unfamiliar with the term, here’s the online definition for Padawn:

  • A Jedi pupil or student, or broadly used as anyone that is learning
  • A student of the force. A learned youngin. One that has the ability to posses great power, but has yet to achieve all knowledge of the force. One who wants to know more.  Until you are the master of masters, you are all someone’s padawan.

Still don’t get it? Google it or watch Star Wars. Or email me and I’ll try to explain it but really, have you not seen Star Wars?

padawan and son 2My name is Anna Mahler, I’m a stay-at-home mom (and a bit of a geek).  Most of the adventures I’ll be writing about are with my toddler son, currently going through the terrible 3s.

I decided to call my blog “The Mommy Padawan” because I feel I am a student in pretty much all aspects of life.  I’m constantly trying to learn from everything life decides to throw at me, good and bad.

padawan and sonBeing a great wife and mother is the best job I’ve ever had and means the most to me. It’s one area I’m always trying to get better at while figuring out ways to carve out time for myself. Even at his young age, my son is the ultimate teacher much of the time.  He shows me what I don’t know, things I need to work on and makes me find ways to stay calm and sane in the eye of a toddler storm.

Here is a little more about me and some of the other topics that I’m sure will make their way in to my writing:

  • I kicked meat a few months back and am now trying out a vegetarian/vegan diet
  • I actually enjoy working out and alternate cardio and yoga as often as possible (reduce stress+ have more energy+ make time for myself = sane and happy mommy!)
  • I’m a student of Buddhism
  • I love to read, libraries and bookstores are some of my favorite places
  • I dream of someday going to ComicCon, dressing up and hanging out with Olivia Munn– just once! (See? Geek – told you.)
  • My husband is just plain awesome

Venturing outside of The Mommy Padawan –

You can also read my work at MindBodyGreen:
5 Ways Yoga Makes You A Better Mom

I am a monthly contributor for Wednesday’s Woman, a weekly feature where Kim at Sperk* has dedicated a part of her blog to celebrating inspirational women who are changing the world. It’s just plain awesome!

I am also contributing on a monthly basis at DoYouYoga.com:

Questions? Comments? Just want to say hi? Please feel free to contact me anytime at Anna@themommypadawan.com

I truly hope you enjoy reading  - thanks so much for stopping by!

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
― Albert Camus

9 thoughts on “About

  1. I love that quote!

    If you haven’t read it, Kathy Freston’s book Quantum Wellness gives steps and reasons to go vegan, along with amazing recipes. She is on Twitter too.

    Hope to learn yoga one day soon.

    • Thanks so much Felicity! I’m a big fan of Quantum Wellness, great book. The Kind Diet actually kick started my diet changes but both are really good reads. Hope you get a chance to try some yoga and see what you think!

  2. I googled and found your “3?” birthday cake picture to illustrate the following story. Taiwanese ladies are often shy about her age, and would often have a ? candle on their birthday party cake, especially if with friends. My Chinese teacher happens to have the same birthday as her son, and she showed me the picture of the single cake with two candles : 2 for him and ? for her. Only that she is no longer in her twenties, and never made it a mystery to me that she is 37. I thought yours could have been her birthday cake too. Happy Birthday to both mothers !
    PS : and yes, of course she is Buddhist.

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