Assurances

Maybe if I hadn’t held you tight to me when you were small, you wouldn’t feel unable to handle anxiety. If I had breastfed you longer maybe you wouldn’t have the eating disorder. If I had sent you to school when you were younger then you might not have dropped out of college. Maybe if…

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…

How to Be Mindful on One Hour of Sleep

You were up late because of the baby, sick kids, a holiday party or a deadline. And today you stumble, bleary-eyed into the morning routine, snapping at your partner, blaming your kids for making you late and raging at the bad drivers on the road.  Even your morning coffee and the sugary carbs you deserved…

Breastfeeding Older Children in Public, Part One

Do you care about whether a mother and older child are breastfeeding? Or do you care about whether a mother and older child are breastfeeding in public?   The first question is the important one as the financial and societal cost of not breastfeeding and the personal benefits to mother and child are arguably well-established.…

water bowl

On Being Brave

I have a wild pool of water that has beautiful unpredictable ripples. It reflects a golden light that is more beautiful than anything I have ever seen. The patterns it creates are always changing and endlessly fascinating. I gaze at it with love. I found the perfect bowl put the pool in. So I scooped…

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…