Five Ways To Build Your Confidence As a New Mom

by Heatheron April 02,2014 in Family JourneyMommy CareParenthood

Do you want to get emotionally pushed around at every slant eye in-law stranger online meanie comment that gets thrown your way the first year? Of course you don’t! Want to be a strong, confident, believe-in-yourself mom who puts happy before perfect-in-eveyone-else’s eyes? Why, yes ma’am, I believe you do. I did, too. I just didn’t […]

no commentsContinue Reading »

Building a Community With Babywearing

by Lin Snowon February 26,2014 in Baby CarrierBaby_WearingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy Success StoriesNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

mom of boba babywearers

It’s not unusual to find me swaying slowly in the grocery store while browsing different brands of crackers. Or bouncing slightly through the produce aisle. Or humming softly. Sometimes I just say “shhhhh” and rock my body back and forth. I know you do this too, so you’re probably used to the confused glances and […]

1 CommentContinue Reading »

Embracing Our Post-Birth Forms, The Fourth Trimester Bodies Project

by Nicholeon January 16,2014 in Health and WellnessJust For FunMommy CareMoms Who InspireParenthood

Postpartum weight. Stretch marks. Scars. Changes in breast size and shape. Differences in sex drive and sexual pleasure. These are just a few of the body-mind-heart centered issues on the plates of new (and not-so-new) mothers. For many, not much of what comes after pregnancy is deeply explored or educated upon. First things first, the […]

no commentsContinue Reading »

Maybe (Probably) You’re Better Than You Think, Mom

by Heatheron November 14,2013 in Mommy CareNatural Parenting Style

Toddlerwearing

What if all the things you think you do wrong every day – you know the things you feel all that mama guilt about – simply fell away in a moment of sheer appreciation for all your incredibleness? Well, that’s pretty much what happened for these moms and the effect was transformative (for them, and […]

no commentsContinue Reading »

Motherhood As a World View, Sort Of

by Heatheron October 28,2013 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Boba.Mother.Child.Flower

There are a few things I’ve had on my mind lately: How to free up space for quality “mama alone time“, when my family and I might be ready for a second child, and how being a mother can blossom into a more loving world view. That and how to do less laundry, spend less […]

no commentsContinue Reading »

How To Get More Mama Solo Time and Why It Really Does Matter

by Heatheron October 22,2013 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Boba.WomanRunning-640x559

On my recent trip to the U.S. from where I live in Chile, I traveled with my 14 month old daughter and my partner was unable to come with us. We visited family and friends in two states, enjoyed eight different planes and six different airports. Though I was certainly not alone too much, being […]

1 CommentContinue Reading »

A Path Traveled Better Together (Cooperative Mamahood)

by Heatheron September 12,2013 in Family JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Freedom Together. It’s not just for mothers in relation to their babies, and vice versa. I think Freedom Together is a way of seeing the world, a way of moving through life that embraces connection and joy. It’s a notion removed from our highly “independent” society where separation seems to equate mobility and success. I […]

no commentsContinue Reading »

Working From Home with Kids (Ain’t Easy!) – A Day In the Life

by Kim Rosason August 15,2013 in BreastfeedingCo-SleepingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Boba_Carrier-Newborn-Instruction-3

Each day starts about the same… slowly.  I’m not a morning person, and I never wake up “chipper” and ready to take on the world.  My boys will crawl into bed with me and often we can be found in a grumpy pile – my oldest lays his head on my bare stomach (his happy […]

1 CommentContinue Reading »

Breastfeeding When It Don’t Come Easy, Our Story

by Heatheron November 11,2012 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

  Note: I wrote and published a follow-up post to this one about our success! Feel free to check it out: Our Little Breastfeeding “Miracle” **************** This morning, I awoke to my nearly 16-week-old little girl scooting closer and nuzzling in for her morning wake-up nurse. A couple hours later, we settled into the rocking […]

27 CommentsContinue Reading »

Anticipating Motherhood

by Heatheron August 23,2011 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

I’m the inspired and easily-inspire-able sort. I see art that moves me and ideas for songs and sculpture and poetry envelope my mind. I see strong, inspiring community leaders and a wish to be of service to the world in a mobilizing way wells up in me. I see a happy family, and… you guessed […]

no commentsContinue Reading »