While pregnant you may find yourself chatting to your growing bump, maybe even singing. Have you considered reading to your bump?
Interpreting 'the facts' can be difficult.
We google for information, a legitimate and awesome modern tool, but get lost in misinformation and propaganda.
How do you work out what information is simple fact, what is manipulated fact and what is out right lie?
The 'vogon day' happens to us all, maybe you have had a vogon week, your throat is sore, your voice is lost - you want the earth to open up and take you - you may as well be invisible..
'Self Care', OR 'FITTING YOUR OWN MASK FIRST' is the catch cry of the modern woman. We are expected to have it all, to do it all, all the while the menfolk are not under this pressure. This blog post offers you an insightful TEDTALK that may just blow your mind! It addresses the balance of 'needs' and 'wants' when dealing with our children. I also offer you further resources to help you explore this new way of thinking.
Originally posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Julia Jones of Newborn Mothers. Reprinted with permission
Julia works with pregnant women who want to find peace and joy in motherhood. She is an Ayurvedic postnatal doula, recipe book author and creator of a weekly free pregnancy podcast. Click her to listen to her free podcasts.
Babywearing is a big industry...so this means that of course there are rubbish products. At best they are uncomfortable, at worst they are deadly. So before you wear your baby, be informed about what is considered a good option and which options are to be avoided.
"babies are not future humans, they are whole people"
Some of you may know already, my children are out-of-school learners. I get asked alot about our approach to learning. Sandra Dodd sums it up nicely here.
Kim Lock is a writer, a feminist, a mother, a breastfeeding advocate and published author. Kim's debut novel Peace, Love and Khaki Socks was released in 2013 to rave reviews and she launched her blog due to popular demand. Kim is a natural story teller, in this story she bares her soul (but nor her actual breast) to highlight some of the issues that are often misunderstood and even ignored in motherhood.
Originally published on The Little Leaf in August 2012, reproduced here with permission.
Find out more about Kim: http://kimlockauthor.com/ and read her blog: http://the-little-leaf.blogspot.com.au/
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