You are Maya Juniper Rose, a big big girl. You can go potty all by yourself. You say please and thank you. You know all your colors. And lots and lots of words too. You help me make yummy meals. We giggle all the time. You can put yourself to sleep. You don’t drink mommy’s … More Happy Birthday Maya Juniper Rose
I’m at a loss for how to start. I’ve retyped an intro multiple times. Is it because my brain turned to mush several weeks back when my milk supply went wonky when I had strep? The hormones made me just as unintelligent and emotional as when my milk first letdown after Maya was born. Let’s … More Free Falling…
For my midwife, Kelli Johnson, and all midwives everywhere. If you live in Central Florida, please join us at a rally in downtown orlando tonight in support of International Midwives Day!
Whoa, how time flies. Maya is almost 18 months old. She can talk – repeats almost every word I ask, says “please” and “thank you” even when I don’t request it, knows the color blue, she learned sign language from Yuki (which in turn taught me), knows all of her body parts, sings, dances, does … More Everyday Blessings
You will notice that I have not had a decent post here in awhile, but I have secretly been composing many of them in my head. The main running blog post title starts: ” I will not apologize…” I’ve been woefully terrible at returning emails, texts, phone calls and even facebook messages. Important ones. Ones … More Some Days Are Better Than Others
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
Dang, I just looked up Maya’s stats, and she’s a friggin giant. She’s officially eight months now and weighs 25.6 pounds and is 29 inches long. Apparently, she’s about four months ahead of schedule. I thought her hands were huge when she was born… it never occurred to me that one day, my little junebug … More My Giant
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