How To Cope With Fear In Birth

How to cope with fear in birth.

Photo by Tahnee of Lemonade Lane.
I have been reading Playing Big by Tara Mohr.  She devotes one chapter to exploring the duality of fear.
She refers to the Hebrew Bible and explains that in it, two different words were used to describe two different types of fear.

The first is Pachad.
This is the fear of projected or imagined things…what could happen, what if, all those worst case scenarios that our complex human brain considers.  Our response to pachad is fight or flight, that adrenaline driven reaction which, read more

Thermomix Postpartum Porridge

Thermomix Postpartum Porridge

 

I know, I know…when you have a newborn breakfast NEVER looks like the above photo!
But you don’t have to be a new mother to enjoy this porridge.
While the ingredients were specifically chosen to support Ayurvedic suggestions regarding recovering from childbirth, this Thermomix Postpartum Porridge can be enjoyed by anyone.
Whenever I make this for a new mothers, I am reminded of how good it is and I always end up making some for myself too!
And yes, with a six year old and a two read more

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Glued to their respective screens.
Power Rangers Dino Charge for him.
Peppa Pig for her.

School holidays were lovely.
Lots of slow, down time at home.
Playing cars, dinosaurs, pottering in the back yard…and engaging in this game that Lyddie calls “bear marching” which is a combination of card matching and physical challenges.
Charlie caught up on sleep.
Lydia did the opposite.  Her new trick is to take off her sleeping bag, take off her pjs, climb out of her crib, read more

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When I was younger, I always got sick on school holidays.
It was as if, when given a chance to rest and relax, my body took full advantage and let down all of it’s defences.
And I ended up sniffling and coughing on the couch.

It seems that, even thought I am no longer a student, this patterns prevails.
One week into school holidays and I am sniffling and coughing on the couch.
I awoke Friday feeling awful…instead of pushing through and going to work like I usually read more

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Can someone please tell me when my babies got so big?

We made it through the first term of prep!
I knew the transition would be big…but it was huge!
He has grown so much, in so many awesome ways.
He is reading, writing, asking questions about math that are already too complex for me to answer.
And he has grown physically!
I feel like I am going to blink and he will be my height, staring straight into my eyes.

One official day into holidays and he is already asking when read more