August

Summer and Spaciousness SPACIOUSNESS You know what my worst feeling is? Rushing. It is my biggest challenge opportunity for growth to remain calm and easy when I am meeting a specific start time. Being a nor-easter, punctuality is in my bones, and living in northern California I’ve learned to embrace the culture of going with the…

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The Last Days of Summer

Fun ways to enjoy the last days of summer with your family AS SUMMER COMES TO AN END..   As summer’s end is drawing close an urge for busyness may be creeping into your consciousness. Back to school preparations, getting that last trip in before autumn and getting involved in community activities may start filling…

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Roasted Carrots with Cilantro Carrot Top Pesto

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top and Cilantro Pesto We harvested our first carrots of the season this week and I like to use the whole carrot and the top in this easy recipe. Cilantro is full of vitamins, minerals and supports detoxification. Carrot leaves (tops)are highly nutritive, rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. They contain…

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The Motherhood Letters #8: Mamas on the Sidewalk

This is #8 in The Motherhood Letters, a monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess and her work in the author box below. To the Two Mamas Watching Me Walk Down the…

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Banana Oat Bars

This recipe is so good for so many reasons! It’s easy to make. It freezes beautifully for a double batch. It is sweetened with only fruit, can be made Gluten Free and/or Vegan. I love to add it to my postpartum meal delivery because oats are a nutritive and you can riff on the recipe…

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Beyond Babywearing …Or Really, Before by Rachel Ullman

As a babywearing educator, I often present my typical “Babywearing 101” schpiel to groups of parents.  I go over all of the reasons to consider using a baby carrier (especially, in lieu of lugging around a big car seat that was designed, truly, for use in the car, only), the biological instincts and reflexes that…

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Gather, Nurture and Connect

  I believe that when a mother feels acknowledged, resourced and a sense of belonging, her health and well-being can truly flourish. I don’t just believe it, I know it. After nearly 20 years of working with families, a strong sense of community is a powerful remedy for healing, bonding and belonging in the postpartum…

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The Motherhood Letters No. 6

This is No. 6 in The Motherhood Letters, a monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess and her work in the author box below.   Dear Daughter,    Last week we put…

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Mothering Artist ~Linda Basso

How do you practice your art of mothering? Attunement is my one word answer. I find that kids have such a clear guidance system for those around them, they tell you in action, sound and sometime mind-melds just what they need next. But I have to be clear of my own thoughts and judgements to…

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