Wisdom

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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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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The Best Summer Ever

Making summer memories Summer is my very favorite season. Ripe peaches and plums bend the branches in our yard, the sun shines long enough for after dinner walks and summer is the season when our family experiences our favorite feeling; timelessness. There is something magical about this season and how it invites a natural slowing,…

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The Motherhood Letters No. 5

This is No. 5 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 Nephew,  I’m writing to remind you that…

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No Disclaimer & Full Disclosure

No Disclaimer & Full Disclosure   These sage words were shared at a writing group a few years ago, and little did I know what a big impact they would have. When I work with new moms, loneliness is the shared feeling that I encounter most. Ironic indeed, now that new mothers spend 99.9% of…

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May: Magic of a Sit Spot

    Anny To photography This month we celebrate Mother’s Day as restaurants fill for brunch and flower shops have their busiest day of the year, what do Mothers really want? Most of us want some form of TLC, nurturing, extra love, peace and even quiet….mothers need to be mothered too! Well, I have some…

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The Motherhood Letters No. 4

This is No. 4 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 Mamas All Over the World,  It’s cold…

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