Balance, Evidence Based Parenting, Mental health, mindful parenting, mothering, Parenting

Mindful Moments Easing my Days

Mindfulness; the small act of taking notice, of being present, of becoming grounded. I’ve been practicing this this lately. Because I've been having some hard moments in the last few weeks. It’s been the first few weeks of starting school, of changing routines. My mind has been full. Full to overflowing of supporting my children,… Continue reading Mindful Moments Easing my Days

Evidence Based Parenting, Mental health, mindful parenting, mothering, Parenting, Winter

Increasing Your Daily Joy

I’ve been on a “Joy Spotting” mission lately. Joy Spotting is intentionally seeking out and taking notice of small pockets of joy. A few months ago I watched a TED talk that was doing the rounds. The speaker, Ingrid Fetell Lee, was dressed in a brightly coloured dress, and she just seemed to radiate JOY.… Continue reading Increasing Your Daily Joy

home birth, mothering, Natural parenting

A Home Birth Story – part two: baby’s arrival

In my last post, I wrote about preparing for a home birth. I left that post being taken straight back to feeling heavily pregnant - 38 weeks and awaiting baby's arrival. I remember feeling hot, uncomfortable, and hoping beyond all hopes that she would come early! Her official "due date" was 28 December, but I was… Continue reading A Home Birth Story – part two: baby’s arrival

home birth, mothering, Parenting, Personal

A Home Birth Story – part one: preparation.

This time last year I was pregnant with our little girl, our third baby, and planning where her place of birth was to be.  With it being Home Birth Awareness Week this week I thought I would share her birth story. I had many conversations with other parents about home birth in the lead up… Continue reading A Home Birth Story – part one: preparation.