Part of mothering a toddler through challenging ‘toddler tantrums’ is processing and dealing with our OWN emotions and feelings. Recognising that their behaviour and their tantrums are just the tip of the iceberg. But this can be hard. When we put so much into our mothering and feel like we’re trying our absolute best, it […]
Maternal guilt seems to be almost an inherent part of modern, intensified motherhood. The idea that maternal guilt is just part of the component of mothering is really widespread in our culture and it’s almost like a right of passage you go through. Guilt about everything, right? There can be guilt even from (pre)conception! Then […]
One of the big points of difference in how we parent according to these different styles, is how we understand and respond to our crying child. Different parenting styles reflect different ways of understanding what crying and tantrums actually mean.
What is feminism? In what context do you hear the word ‘feminist’ being used? Do you identify as a feminist? Who do you know who identifies as a feminist?
What comes from understanding and exploring conscious mothering as a parenting paradigm is releasing the pressured focus we have on shaping our children, and seeing motherhood as a catalyst for self-growth and transformation, that will ultimately allow us to be the best version of ourselves that we can be for our children.
Performing aspects of mothering that we may not enjoy is something that is dealt with through connection with other mothers, humour, but also through practices that can have darker sides…
The act of writing or posting about our own lives all the time can sometimes feel vain, self-absorbed, and self-indulgent…
Within journals – and now often within blog spaces – we get a unique, raw, and sometimes unedited insight into the unfolding, messy, ordinary, confusing, triumphant, challenging, wonderful aspects of our worlds.