We've all experienced what a good breath will do for our bodies and minds. But because breathing itself is an automatic function, we overlook it all too often and miss out on the incredible things breathing deeply can provide. Our muscles relax. Our blood pressure drops. We release endorphins. We think more clearly. We reset. … Continue reading Breathe Deeply: Kind Tip #3
The moon reminds us how small this moment is, and also gives us the strength to move forward in a meaningful way.
Whether it's 10 minutes while you drink your coffee (hot), or a weekend away from all of civilization, "me time" is going to be your best bet for staying sane as a parent.
Recently we've been thinking about wholehearted living--which to us, means practicing creating the life you want through conscious choices, thoughtful action and a compassionate soul. We thought it'd be nice to start a blog series about this.
It's astounding to women how quickly pregnancy changes peoples' interactions with them. Suddenly, all the social boundaries we enjoy seem to be wiped away--personal space? Nope, you'll have people gravitating toward your baby bump like a planet to the sun, hand extended. Polite conversation? Oh, absolutely not. Anything can be fair game here, from how … Continue reading What NOT to Say to a Pregnant Woman
*My training organization, ProDoula, challenged us to write a blog post titled "If Only I Had a Doula...". For me, it was when I exclusively pumped for my baby for a year. Here's why.* If you've ever breastfed your baby, you know how demanding and time-consuming it can be. Having a tiny person dependent … Continue reading If Only I Had A Doula When I Exclusively Pumped
It's funny how we plan for things. I had planned for my perfect birth, my wonderful new life as a mother, and how low-key my parenting style would be. I chose the perfect cloth diapers, the perfect little swaddlers. I chose the perfect name for my new baby. I was fearless. Confident. Strong. Peaceful. She … Continue reading Redefining “Perfection”