Category Archive for: ‘birth’

  • Lemon Cartoon

    Your Body is Not a Lemon

    Your body is not a lemon. These are the inimitable words of the one and only Ina May Gaskin in her birthing books. Three home births later, I know her words to be true. But nearly 11 years on from my first birth, and exactly […]

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    Win a signed copy of The Other Side of the River

    It’s been oh so quiet around here as we’ve been beavering away on next Friday’s official launch of our new Womancraft Publishing book, The Other Side of the River: stories of women, water and the world by Eila Kundrie Carrico. I have high hopes for […]

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    Moods of Motherhood

    Moods of Motherhood charts the inner journey of motherhood, giving voice to the often nebulous, unspoken tumble of emotions that motherhood evokes: tenderness, frustration, joy, grief, depression, playfulness and love. She explores the taboo subjects of maternal ambiguity, competitiveness, and the quest for perfection, offering […]

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    Bargain Resources for Mamas

    Being a mother What does it mean to be a mother? It is more than a name. More than a job. More than a role. It is an art form. A meditative practice in the school of life. It is a life’s work which changes […]

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  • A Virtual Mother Blessing

    This post is one of a series of posts from the Irish Parenting Bloggers to welcome two baby girls to two of our Irish Blogger Mamas,  Lisa and Aine, and is also dedicated to two other mamas who are close to my heart and due any day […]

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  • Hobnobbing with heroes

    I’m leaving on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again! Yes! This mama is heading off to the bright lights and big city of London. Two whole days by myself. Minus kidlets. What am I going to do, you ask? Visit the […]

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  • Transition – the nauseous stage of creative birth

    Sick.That’s how I feel right now.Why?Because people want to buy my paintings!That’s nuts, right?Totally flipping bonkers.I should be cracking open the champagne.But instead I feel like I’m upside down on a rollercoaster.This is the nausea of risk-taking, of big dreams being set free.This is the […]

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  • How we are born

    A fascinating article on JUNO online has reawakened many thoughts and feelings for me about the impact birth has… on the one being born. Perhaps another reason we find it so hard to look at birth trauma is because it touches our own unresolved pain. […]

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  • The motherland: a journey of the heart

    Yesterday, in a synchronistic overview which the Universe sometimes provides, I saw all sides of the miracle of motherhood writ large in the women in my life… In the course of my day I was honoured to spend quality time with: A woman who is […]

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  • Speaking for birth

    Welcome to the April Carnival of Natural Parenting: Compassionate AdvocacyThis 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 shared how they advocate for healthy, gentle parenting choices compassionately. […]

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