Parenting

Motherhood has been, as it is for everyone, lifechanging!

Before the Munchkin was born, I read all the usual books. You know the ones -how to get baby in to a routine, the importance of self-settling, how to combine breast-feeding with bottles to ensure mum had a break, don’t let the baby rule your life blah blah blah.

 But Munchkin arrived with plans of her own, and before I knew it I was exclusively breastfeeding, bringing her into our bed, wearing her in a sling, using cloth nappies and going to La Leche Meetings.  

 As she gets older, I find that I am passionate about ‘loving guidance’  and finding ways to ensure she can develop her full potential in all ways – physically, intellectually, creatively and spiritually.

My mum, who is the most wonderfully loving, patient, spiritual person I know, says that you have to find your own path as a mother, and that you must follow your instincts. But sometimes, my instincts are pretty muddy.

I have found a few wonderful writers along the way who have helped me to find these so called ‘instincts’, writers who must have had children a bit like Munchkin.

Some of my favourites are:

Everyday Blessings

Sleeping Like A Baby

Adventures in Gentle Discipline

Buddhism for Mothers

You are Your Child’s First Teacher

In this blog, I hope to be able to write honestly about the challenges that I face trying to find a middle ground, if that is in fact even possible.

I love hearing from other parents, so please please leave a comment and let me know what your experiences are.

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. thenaturalmommy  |  February 12, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Oh, I think I may have found a kindred spirit in you!

    Reply

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