A long-distance friend with whom I am emotionally very connected told me about self-care. I thought it was a termContinue
I’ve been in a rather intense period of my life over the past year or so. It’s the kind ofContinue
11 years-ago this month, in September of 2007, I launched The Consciously Parenting Project with lots of help and encouragementContinue
Every attempt was made, from where I sit, to make my daughter’s childhood as magical as possible. I wanted, and stillContinue
I can look back on that time now and see so many things. That whole hindsight thing is great later, but it wasn’t so helpful in the moment my son was so upset.
I can see now that he was dysregulated.
I know that within his body and nervous system, he was overstimulated from watching television. I knew then that he had a hard time with the transition, but I didn’t really understand that it was a full body issue. I thought he was just being difficult and just trying to get his way. I can see now that it was much more than that.
I can also see that he needed a lot of support to learn to calm his body and nervous system. I didn’t know how to do that, then. I didn’t know how to calm my own system then, either. So in those moments ,we were both flailing in so many ways.
He needed me.Continue
Has the course already started? How is this different from your other courses in the Learning Center? What is a Healing Story Circle? Are we actually learning to rewrite stories with our kids? Does this work for older kids or even adults? How much time will it take each week? Do I need to go somewhere for this course?Continue
The first time I entered a healing circle, I had my hackles up and cynicism was at one hundred percent. I did not intend on venting to a bunch of strangers or finding comfort in a group sharing situation. Honestly, attending a healing circle with strangers over the computer sounded even more difficult. By putting all that trepidation aside (and remembering that I love the healing circle leader), I found a valuable resource in a healing circle.Continue
I’ve been in the middle of a very large storm. My oldest son, my 19-year-old, has been really sick. We’veContinue
So why doesn’t everyone breastfeed? Or better yet, what can we do to make breastfeeding more possible?
It turns out that the answer is almost as complex as breastmilk itself.
I have met so many mothers who wanted to breastfeed their babies, but weren’t able to do so or had great difficulty getting started. Why? Here are some things we can do to make it more likely that mother-baby dyads will be able to breastfeed.Continue
One of my sweetest memories is of something I heard the day my daughter was born. It was my husband.Continue