Little Red Crashes Tea Party in Wonderland

I haven’t posted much in awhile. I could blame it on being a single mother but that is only partly true. It would be more accurate to say I’ve been going through some bullshit for the better part of the last several years and my desire to share my personal journey through these shadowy times was just not there. So … More Little Red Crashes Tea Party in Wonderland

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Birth as a Heroine’s Journey | Joy in Birthing

It was Joseph Campbell who, in the 1940’s, first brought to the public’s attention the Mythic and Archetypal principles embedded in the structure of stories. In his book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” Campbell identified the underlying patterns in myths, stories, and spiritual traditions. In so doing, Campbell created a standardized language that made … More Birth as a Heroine’s Journey | Joy in Birthing

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So it begins…

Last Tuesday I got my first confirmation that my birth journey has officially begun. My midwife declared me 1-2 cm dilated and noted the baby was riding low, good indications I would deliver sooner rather than later. I could walk around for a couple of weeks like this, or bust into active labor at any … More So it begins…

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Blessing Way

It’s official: I’m blessed. This weekend I was the honored receipient of  preparatory ritual for motherhood surrounded by ten powerful and beautiful women in a gathering called a Blessing Way. What the heck is that, you ask? It’s the precursor of today’s modern baby shower, a ceremonial event to mark the passage to motherhood with … More Blessing Way

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Happy Mother’s Day

It’s interesting how this holiday took on signifcance so unassumingly. Normally, I don’t really buy into the whole idea of Hallmark Holiday’s, but as the day hung hot in the air, I realized that my normal Sunday spent alone was not going to be just-fine with my hormones raging. I wasn’t looking for attention, but … More Happy Mother’s Day

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