For Heaven’s Sake, Try Some Yoga!

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Katie from TLCatholic shares her totally grounded, insightful, and witty experience --and ultimately acceptance-- of yoga as a practice for feeling better in her body and bringing ease into her life. She's so easy to read! And she makes a great point about yoga's helpfulness during the postpartum phase of mothering. Enjoy! -- "Bring your hands to heart's center.  Focus on your breath.  Allow your movement to flow from your breath..." Sitting in a classroom of Butler Hospital (for those of you who are not from Rhode Island, that's the mental hospital, or as my politically correct husband … [Read more...]

The Trouble with Bed Rest

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A pregnant mama I know was recently put on bed rest by her doctor. I cringe a little when moms-to-be say they're on bed rest, because doctors have known for ages that there's no solid, consistent evidence that bed rest improves birth outcomes. And in the past few weeks, there have been reports that bed rest may actually make things worse. If you are prescribed bed rest, consider that this could be a moment to move deeper into an empowered pregnancy experience for you and your baby. Do your research, practice informed consent/informed refusal, and respectfully request a deeper conversation … [Read more...]

Hello, June. Let’s Blog-a-Thon!

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6-1-2013 Happy June, y'all! With the end of the school year, tornadoes pummeling my hometown, and a bunch of eclipses, May has been filled with big feelings. There has been a lot of letting go, and a lot of gearing up for the summer to come. Now feels like the time to take a deep breath, call in a lot of grace and ease, and open my arms to June ... summertime, weddings, babies, summer camp, and daylight that goes on and on and on. Yes! I'm also going to be spending a little more time here on the blog, at Mamahhh.com. For the past few years, I've participated in Michelle Rafter's … [Read more...]

Katy Bowman on the Sexy Back Encore!

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Ladies, Go right now to the Sexy Back Summit for Encore Day! Katy Bowman's session "The Painful Pelvis, the Paleo Pelvis, and Sex." is online FREE for TODAY 5/25/13 ONLY! {{UPDATE! Extended to 5/26, plus more from the Sexy Back Summit at http://sexybacksummit.com/dr-daniel-kalish/ }} Katy is a mother, and a wicked smart biomechanical scientist, and --bonus!-- she is darn funny. Katy is a Pelvic Floor Specialist who got her start in grad school talking about "vaginal expulsion," which may be the most fabulously nerdy way ever of saying "giving birth." My introduction's to Katy's work … [Read more...]

From Supermom to Sane & Centered Mom

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Guest post by Parenting for Peace author Marcy Axness *** This is your invitation to an empowering FREE webinar TODAY! *** "5 Tools for Transforming from Stressed Out to Sane & Centered" Wednesday, April 24 | 10am - 11:30am | Pacific It seems epidemic these days: an undercurrent of stress and anxiety thrums at the heart of parenting, even for the most "conscious" parents (and probably even more for the really conscious, attuned ones -- ever more conscious and attuned to our shortcomings!) How about you -- do you feel this parenting stress? Do you perpetually feel like you’re a … [Read more...]