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The grandmother initiation

I have been trying to figure out why this feeling as a Glamma is so different to any other feeling I’ve ever felt. This Aroha truly is a love like no other. There have been moments of tears where I have had no idea what I was feeling, yet coming to realise that it’s because

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Ceremonial placenta burial

This week we got to bury my first grandchild’s whenua/placenta. 😭 In New Zealand, within my Maori culture there is an ancient practice of burying the placenta after birth which is seen as a ‘gift’ to Papatūānuku – Mother Earth . I didn’t get to partake in this practice with my children. But now I

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