Naming a new human takes much thought and angst Making lists of ‘for’, ‘maybe’, ‘against’ Sometimes the namee will declare you were wrong And a nickname or a name change helps them to belong Our name is our virtue, or so I’ve been told We carry one with us from birth til we’re old Our … More What’s in a name?
breast milk spattered headboard baby nestled in my arms together. asleep.
Fear: Forget Evidence And Rights.
When fear rules, we lose autonomy.
When fear controls our decisions, we forget evidence.
Understanding and compassion drive fear out. … More Fear for sale!
Are you at risk of preparing a ‘weak’ birth plan?
For years I dreamt of motherhood. Everywhere I looked, there were pregnant women and mothers. I was an aunty. Being an Aunty is great. Until you want to be a Mother. My heart would wrench as I watched my beautiful nieces reach up to my sister and wrap their arms around her neck. I longed … More The Tenacious Breastfeeder
You feel like you have made an Informed Decision, you have agonised over your options, after first insisting that there HAD to be another option. Never one to accept the Status Quo, you ask – WHY? If someone tells you you HAVE TO or you SHOULD BE, this makes you ask – WHY? It can … More Why aren’t more people asking why?
Are you qualified to think that?