The Benefits of a Mother’s Circle

Benefits of Mothers Circle

“Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along.”
-Rachel Naomi Remen
Motherhood is meant to be experienced in a village, in a community of like-minded, supportive, and loving women.
We are meant to ask for help, to lean on each other, to share our breakdowns, to share our breakthroughs, and to hold each other accountable for doing the best we can every day.
We are not meant to diagnose our own problems, read a book read more

Micro Self Care For Mothers

Mirco Self Care Mothers

Mothers are constantly reminded to care for themselves.
Look after yourself.
Schedule some me time.
Fill your cup first.
Nourish yourself so you can help others.

We all get it.
We all recognise the importance of self care.
And I know we would all love to put ourselves first on our to do lists.
I dream of waking to a still and silent house, meditating, drinking a hot coffee, and spending some time writing.
But that never, ever happens.
Despite intentions, there is always read more

The MAMA Circle

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“Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired,
for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality
especially while you struggle to keep your own”
-Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons
The birth of a mother can be more intense than childbirth.
Often when you emerge from the haze that is life with a newborn, you are left searching.
You read more

Don’t Hold It

Don't Hold It

 

Don’t hold it.
The yoga teacher wasn’t even talking to me, but her words sunk in.
Don’t hold it.

One of the reasons I was at yoga class was because I had been holding on to too much.
Physically holding onto lunch boxes, bags, shoes.
Mentally holding onto who needs to be where and at what time, what’s for dinner, to do lists.
Emotionally holding onto the idea of what kind of parent I want to be, the relationships I want to have, the needs of every member of my read more

The Postpartum Period

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I know I am well and truly out of the postpartum period.  And the post-postpartum period.  And probably even the post-post-postpartum period!
But I have decided to become a postpartum doula and my first assignment is to write about my own postpartum experience.
I don’t know if I accurately remember either of my immediate postpartum periods.  I recall feeling general happiness and gratitude…although the reasons for my positivity were different the first time than they were read more