Birth with Confidence

Birth with Confidence

This week here at Mamahhh, moms and moms-to-be shared their thoughts about what gave them confidence for labor and birth. From ipods to Ina May, here's wishing you the confidence you need for a beautiful birth! ~xoxox, jenni A couple things gave me confidence during the labor and birth of my twins in January of this year. The first was a really comprehensive Lamaze class. I felt totally prepared and confident in my ability to labor and give birth the way I wanted after 4 weeks of class. The second was my labor support team – my two amazing doulas, my loving husband, and my kind and … [Read more...]

31 Posts of May

31 posts of may

This blog got off to a slow start in March, launching with the Belly Button Bliss book signing at Blooma in my old hometown of Minneapolis. (love you, Minne!) I posted just a handful of times in March and April. This blog needed some love. OK, a lot of love! So when one of my freelance writing colleagues --Michelle Rafter, accomplished techno journo and digital media blogger-- announced she was hosting her annual Blogathon in May, I signed up. The only thing that ever cured my procrastination was a deadline, and Michelle's mandate was that we blog 31 times in May, ideally once each … [Read more...]

Mamahhh, In a Wordle

In a Wordle

A picture of a thousand (or so) words gets to the heart of Mamahhh... :-) … [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...]