Babies are Born with Grappling Hooks

Today’s post is part of the Moods of Motherhood blogging carnival celebrating the launch of the second edition of Moods of Motherhood: the inner journey of mothering by Amazon bestselling author, Lucy H. Pearce (published by Womancraft Publishing). Today over 40 mothers around the world reflect on the internal journey of motherhood: raw, honest and…

My Hero Zero

There comes a time when an individual becomes irresistible and his action becomes all-pervasive in its effects. This comes when he reduces himself to zero. ~Mahatma Gandhi I’ve been struggling the last few days. I haven’t been speaking to others with gentleness. I have been bouncing from small, but urgent, necessaries of life with children…

Why I Won’t Criticize Other Parents

Attachment parents: At what age do we stop unconditional acceptance and begin tempering support with our judgments? Hit, swat, tap, strike, smack, cuff, wallop, belt, whack, spank. Whatever you call it, I think hurting a child is wrong. Idiot, stupid, spoiled, monster, horror, entitled, lazy, brat. Whatever you call them, I think calling a child…

Steady State

Welcome to the January 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: The More Things Stay the Same This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have talked about the continuity and constancy in their lives. Please read to the end…

The Seven Year Cycle

Welcome to the December 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: The More Things Change . . . This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories and wisdom about life changes. *** There is a theory, first…

Is Thinking Differently a Curse or Gift?

Welcome to Week Three of the month-long Carnival of Creative Mothers to celebrate the launch of The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood by Lucy H. Pearce.  Today’s topic is Creative Inheritance. Do read to the end of this post for a full list of carnival participants.  Join the Carnival and be in with a chance to win a free…