Tag: parenting

Do you believe mothering uses our masculine qualities?

I have heard people say that being in the mother role is using our masculine side to lead our children. Well, it’s normally been women without children who have made statements such as this. (No hate, just an observation) In reality, or my personal belief, it’s our feminine side because our children lead us. They

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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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Teaching our children respect

You teach your children how to be respectful by respecting them. They are humans. Not your little robot to control. I caused a trigger for a young woman the other week for saying I don’t smack my kids and that boundaries and respect can be taught without resorting to hitting them, in response to a

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The most random blog post ever

Welcome to 2022. And to start the year off this blog post is strange yet true. While yes it was written a while back it still remains the truth to how I operate. Just in case you have ever wondered what it’s like to be me, here is a morning in my life: Take son

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Parenting – who really knows best?

My opinion on the issue with society and when it comes down to parenting is this – We have been told over and over that we don’t know best. That we can’t trust our own voices and bodies. That other people know better. That’s why there are parents who run to the ER with every

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Showing up fully in front of my children

My kids have seen me laughing. My kids have seen me breaking down. My kids have seen me in raw, primal, unbound sadness where I didn’t control any of the sounds coming out of me. And I love that. Because what doesn’t seem like very long ago I was a woman who held it all

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Womb Trauma. Yes it’s real.

I’ve just now realized that the whole 9 months mum spent carrying me were probably spent numb and not wanting to connect just in case the same thing happened again. You see, my mum experienced 9 stillbirths and miscarriages before she had me. She had to grieve that many babies before I arrived. Womb trauma.

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The parenting stage no one talks about

I have reached a stage in my parenting journey that no one ever talks about. No one writes books saying this is how it’s done for this stage. Pregnancy, babies, toddlers, children, even teens are written about. But no one talks about the transition from being the parent raising a child to being a parent

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A witness to love

Have you ever witnessed so much love being poured into a person that the energy is palpable and everyone’s bodies are moving with this energy and emotion is abundant? This energy injects the space with something that cannot be put into words and is an honour to experience and witness. I’ve experienced love in so

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How could she possibly understand?

Why is she educating people on body image issues? She has the perfect body. Flat stomach, perky boobs, long legs what could she possibly have learnt about overcoming body image issues? Yep those are the thoughts that sometimes go through my head, or have in the past. Because all the people I saw sharing about

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