• Mama Bashing

    Welcome to the February 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Respectful Interactions With Other ParentsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have focused on how we can communicate […]

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  • Painting in flow

    I have been shaking in excited anticipation for weeks. Losing my painting virginity again after such a long period of celibacy feels exciting, not so scary.I know I am in good hands with Flora Bowley… when the student is ready… And she is the teacher for me. […]

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  • Full moon rising

    February 7th is this month’s full moon. And I am looking forward to consciously celebrating. Tomorrow I will be taking part in Miranda Gray’s Womb Blessing which I am looking forward to. And I will be heading outside and absorbing her glowing, positive, renewing, sustaining light. Last month I was […]

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  • Creative calls for submission

    Spring is springing inside and out. There are a number of exciting collaborative projects which I have been invited to be part of, and which I want to share with you. So dust off your creative juices – if you paint or draw, write poems, reflections or […]

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  • Shattered

    My nights are cut in piecesThe fabric of sleep shatteredBy wails and wrigglesA hallucinatory no-timeBetween wake and sleepSuspended in longing for darkness and dreamsFor silence and space.Here I lie.Shattered.Crammed between two bodies that need me.That call me their mother.What am I?I cannot feel myself.I hold […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    My gratitudes for the week… Clear communication *** An end to endless editing! *** Raspberry Ripple ice cream – the name, the colour, the taste *** Crispy coated risotto balls oozing with mozzarella *** Spring springing *** Only one canine tooth left to emerge and […]

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  • Reclaiming the “I”

    The biggest message I got from my teachers at secondary school and University was – “don’t say “I”, we are not interested in what you think.” And so I learned to argue under the guide of detached, intellectual objectivity. This is the way of the […]

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  • A Mother’s Prayer

    Just going through the archives and saw this – love it, so wanted to share it again! All mothers  Who art down the road, in the house next door, all around the world, Hallowed be thy names, Thy time will come, thy work will be done. You give this day the daily […]

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  • Here it is….

    At last. After weeks of editing and seeking copyright permissions. It’s here. The e-version of my new baby. My very first book.  Moon Time: A guide to celebrating your menstrual cycle For sale exclusively from  www.thehappywomb.com 15% discount for the next two weeks  £5.99 Usual […]

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  • My Four Children

    I always thought I would have four children. Or rather I knew it. According to my step mother, as a little girl I spoke about it a lot. My husband and I spoke about it. When pregnant with my second I had a dream of […]

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