Who knew what a decade would bringTen years ago, if I could have glimpsed myself as I am today, I think perhaps I'd have been surprised. Not straight up shocked, as the seeds were already there, but surprised at how they grow. In December 2009 I'd been married 1.5 years and Nathan's absolute love for me was changing everything. Our souls found each other, merged, and their combined fire protects us, fuels us, and lights our path forward. We choose every day to tend this shared flame with the utmost of care. In 2009 we lived in a small one...
In our home, we don't put the school system or the ability to instantly recall facts on a pedestal. Competition with others is irrelevant. Comparison with others makes us miserable. Learning is for fun and practical purpose. Some people don't understand, or think I'm stupid, or think I'm doing my kids a disservice. Some "disagree" with our approach. So be it. In our home, we believe children are fully human NOW and deserve to be treated as such NOW so that's how our priorities are set. Think less of me if you will, my kids are worth it.
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Some mothers rise like a Phoenix from the ashes into their fourth trimester and beyond, supported and nurtured and reborn into a new wholeness. More often than not though we claw our way out alone; bloodied and bruised; spitting the ash from our mouth that chokes and silences us. But if mothers are anything we are resilient and resourceful. I fully believe that the knowledge of what we each need to be healthy and happy and whole is within us now. The seed of our truest self is growing in the soil of our soul and just waiting to burst forth when it gets the water and the sunlight and the nutrients it needs.
One of the questions I often hear is "What about when a child "needs consequences? What about when they NEED to be punished? Bottom line: Our kids need many things to thrive. Punishment is never one of them. Connection, compassion, love, and respect are what lead to optimal brain and emotional development for our kids.