An Uninterested Mother

Mar 16, 2015 by

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I’m not the typical Mother. Well, maybe I am and I just don’t know it. Maybe others feel this way and just don’t talk about it. The thing is… I’m uninterested.

And I don’t mean I’m uninterested in my children themselves, I’m simply uninterested in parenting the way society tells me I’m supposed to.  If I parented the way that our culture tells us to, I’d be engaged in soul-sucking struggles all freakin’ day long and I’d be ignoring my own inner wisdom. I think one of the reasons my children chose me as a Mother is because they knew I would be open to raising them differently. Am I a better Mother than everyone else because I parent differently? Ha! Absolutely not. Every child choses their parents for specific reasons (including parenting styles) and we’re all doing exactly what we should be doing (believe it or not some souls choose to incarnate into difficult home situations because it sets the stage for them becoming who they are meant to be…but that’s a whole ‘nother post).

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Fifteen Minutes of Faking It

Mar 2, 2015 by

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Nah, I’m not talking about faking the big O (though I may talk about about that in a later post.). I’m talking about a new life strategy I created for myself. You see, I’ve been in sort of a rut for the past two weeks   months years. Yes, a two-year rut. I don’t berate myself for it. In fact I think it’s been absolutely necessary. I liken it to cleaning out a closet ~ you have to take everything out and have it be in utter chaos for awhile before you put only the things that are necessary and useful back in.  The deconstruction before the remodeling. Yeah, that’s been me.

The thing is, I feel that this particular deconstruction segment has come to a conclusion but I’ve gotten so used to being in a rut…so I keep acting like I’m in a rut. It’s learned helplessness. I’ve gotten so used to being in my cage that I don’t notice the door has been opened and I’m now free to fly.

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Reparenting Myself (or Embracing My Inner Child)

Feb 16, 2015 by

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I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with a certain beautiful, insightful, playful and fun-loving five year old girl.  She loves horses and cats, she loves music and dancing, she enjoys drawing and solving puzzles. Her favorite foods are pizza and tacos. She also has one magical trait that not many people have ~ or more to the point, it’s a trait we’re all born with but all too soon forget: she knows she’s perfect just the way she is.

She knows that there is nothing wrong with her ~ there’s nothing about her that needs to be fixed or improved upon. She knows that all her emotions are not only valid but very important indicators and should be honored and respected.

This brilliant young child is me at 5 years old ~ she’s my inner child. And she’s been teaching me a whole bunch.

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A Good Day for Some True Confessions

Feb 9, 2015 by

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I’m feeling the need to unleash some True Confessions. Doing so always helps me take myself less seriously, and I could sure use that right now. So, without further ado:

* I take myself too seriously. Or as my husband says “I give too much weight to things.” Not all things, but some things ~ like my aerial silks practice, my outlook on life, chores that I don’t like or want to do. This little fact about me sometimes can surprise people who see me as easy-going, laid-back, and fun-loving (I have been known to don on wings in public on occasion. ;) ).  I do soooo love being described as laid-back, but the things that are important to me or in areas I want to excel….yeah, they can actually bring out the worst in me (aerial practice, aerial practice, aerial practice).

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Questions I’m Asked About Unassisted Homebirth

Feb 2, 2015 by

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Last week when I wrote about choosing unassisted homebirth as my defining parenting moment it made me recall all the questions people would usually ask me when first learning about my unconventional decision. I think answering questions such as these are important as it demystifys unassisted birth as something that is simply fringe, crazy, and/or irresponsible.  Far from being irresponsible, most women who choose unassisted homebirth take it upon themselves to learn much more about birth than the average person. It absolutely does take a great amount of trust to do birth this way ~ trust in your body, trust in your baby, trust in the birth process, and trust that your intuition will guide you in all the ways needed.

Many don’t even know that unassisted homebirth is a viable option (and in some states it’s actually not) but for those who want to know more about it, here are some questions answered:

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