“But celebrating a child’s gender before it’s born is a tricky business. It sets expectations for who that child will be. It also leaves the unfortunate impression that gender is the most important thing to celebrate about that child. And sometimes it’s just plain wrong”–taken from a NYT opinion article by Jennifer Finney Boylan […]
What is co-sleeping vs. Bed-sharing/Family Bed? Co-sleeping is a practice in which babies and young children sleep close to one or both parents, as opposed to in a separate room. Bed-sharing consists of Parent(s) sleeping in the same bed with the child. One of the decisions many have to make in Western countries, is whether […]
I’ve recently been doing a lot of postpartum doula work. Both a confirmation and a reassurance in the work we’re doing prenatally—Informing and instructing our clients in the importance of resting for the first 40 days. Teaching that this is not only a good thing, but fundamentally the right thing and what our bodies intuitively […]
The Closing of the Bones ceremony acknowledges the immense changes a woman has undergone in pregnancy and childbirth and assists in bringing her spirit back into her own body. Physically, it guides her bones back into place, helps her pelvic organs shift and her uterus to shrink back down, and stimulates blood flow. Women who are honored in this way experience a sense of calm and grounding, re-establishing her sense of self.
These long, dark days, with their limited sun and missing warmth, make us ever more mindful that the warmth and glow of the festive holiday season is behind us. We’ve got too much cheese, chocolate, wine (pick your poison) in our guts, and we’re not sure what day it is…it’s somewhere between Christmas and New […]