Friday Reads

FridayReads

Two great reads from around the interweb today worth sharing: This one, where eight midwives share their wisdom, in an excerpt from the new book Catching Babies by Geradine Simkins. I'm so grateful for everyone dedicated to helping women birth. What powerful work! Check out the story: Catching Babies over at Spirituality & Health magazine. No longer does a “normal birth” mean a new mother awakens in a haze to discover that her baby is no longer inside of her. Today, often with the help of midwives, women are fully present while giving birth. Once again, women are able to share … [Read more...]

Allison’s Blessingway

Allison's Blessingway

Oh how I love a blessingway! My friend Allison is just a few weeks from becoming a mother again, to a second little boy. She’s a woman of deep Southern roots, roots that have borne spiritual blossoms. Allison is a chiropractor with a healing touch, and more than once I’ve had profound energetic experiences at her hands as she’s woven Reiki into our sessions. Given how she's grounded, it wasn’t a surprise when she mentioned an interest in a Blessingway to complement the traditional baby shower she’d generously been given by her family. Since I'd had to miss her shower, I was delighted and … [Read more...]

Motherhood Haiku

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Happy Tuesday Haiku to you! Writing little poem-notes of haiku feels like a short, joyful meditation to me. Doodling with words, then discovering that you’ve created something really quite wonderful, a masterpiece to call your own--that's lovely. Treat yourself to a moment to enjoy these creations ... and add one of your own in the comments below! Mother love gentle / Enveloping and constant / yet fierce, protective —Susan Fisher Moms kiss our boo boos / And pick us up when we fall. / Even when we're old. —Holley Mangham First pregnancy? Wow! / You can't know what you're … [Read more...]

5 Faves: Birth, Breastfeeding, and Mothering

Five Faves: Birth, Breastfeeding, Parenting facebook fanpages

In honor of Cinco de Mayo on this lovely 5/5, here’s a list of 5 of my favorite birthy and early parenting Facebook fan pages: Birthing from Within Childbirth Connection Kelly Mom Attachment Parenting International Momma Zen   Birthing from Within Birthing From Within provides books, products, certification programs, and events for anyone interested in childbirth. We are on the cutting edge, offering mindful, compassionate and dynamic childbirth and parenting preparation. Find a wonderful class or doula near you! Take a workshop and change your perspective on what birth … [Read more...]