So, I stumbled across this very articulate article, which pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject of daycare/preschool (really, any school). This, as I am researching preschool for Maya: Here is another take on the lessons our day care center child may absorb: Her learning and play, her growth and development, need to be … More Outsourcing the Family
“Here is how to make a child bored: first and foremost, keep him indoors so that the infinitude of nature, its endless variation and chaotic messiness is replaced by a finite, orderly, predictable realm. Second, through television and video games, habituate him to intense stimuli so that everything else seems boring by comparison. Third, eliminate … More How to Bore the Children by Charles Eisenstein
It IS possible. I did it, I’ve met other women who have done it, and you can do it too! What makes a painless birth possible? Total lack of fear & deep trust in your body & self is the basic premise, getting to that state is the part that takes some deep work. The … More So, you wanna have a painless childbirth?
So, I went to opening night of Babies, and unlike the Weekly I give it four stars, I would give it five if they had shown more of the births. First, a synopsis of the film: Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are: Ponijao, who … More Thoughts on Babies, the movie
Take Naps Eat When You Want, Stop When You Are Done Be Curious Look To Your Mother for Guidance Show No Fear, But Exhibit Some Caution As You Learn About Dangers in the World Move Your Body Any Which Way You Want Laugh Often Celebrate The Little Things Wake Up With a Smile Enjoy the … More Lessons 1-20 From Maya
For hundreds of thousands of years, up until the time when agriculture was invented (a mere 10,000 years ago), we were all hunter-gatherers. Our human instincts, including all of the instinctive means by which we learn, came about in the context of that way of life. And so it is natural that in this series … More Children Educate Themselves III: The Wisdom of Hunter-Gatherers | Psychology Today
A sweet soul in our community, long-time doula Cynthia Koerner is bringing Dancing for Birth(TM) to Central Florida. It’s this Saturday, March 27th at 2pm, and you need to register in advance. Learn More & Register The prenatal/postpartum dance classes incorporate dance moves from around the world that best prepare you to give birth. You’ll … More Dancing for Birth
Amber, my soul sister & owner of Shine On Yoga keeps yabbering on and on about the psoas muscle. What the heck is a psoas muscle, you ask? I’m not quiet sure, but apparently I shouldn’t interfere with it by encouraging Maya to walk (or stand) prematurely. Now, I claim Maya initiated standing all on … More For Amber
From the amazing artist, Marabou Thomas, who is showing his art for the first time at my cafe this month. Makes an interesting point.
The article below appears in the March/April edition of Velocity Magazine which was dedicated to the topic of the Divine Feminine. I had a dickens of a time writing it, as alluded to here and this post helped validate and clear-up my thoughts on the whole domestic issue. Anywho, here’s the article in full. I … More Mamamorphosis