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By DeAnna L’am

“My 12 year-old daughter started obsessing about her hair and her cloths,” said one of my coaching clients. “I’ve never seen her like this before, and I’m really concerned…”

“How were you when you were 12?” I asked

She immediately delved into describing her giggles […]

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Coming of Age
by DeAnna L’am

My daughter Ellah is 10, and has not started cycling.

It may be another couple of years for all I know, as I started at 12, but I am savoring the delicious process of gathering resources for her, which will be ready and waiting at the never-predicted […]

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I came to motherhood as a midwife who had the honor of attending births and witnessing mothering from the first tender moments. When I became a mother I trusted my intuition in guiding me along the path of mothering inspired by the wisdom I had gleaned along the way from other mothers including […]

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By Janet Allison

Summer is here! The kids are home!  WHAT do you do with them?!  Boys, especially, can simply FILL the house with their exuberance and energy.  And while there may be more outside time, there will still be those moments when he has to be indoors.

How can you channel his enthusiasm between […]

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Rhythm in the Early Years

On June 2, 2011 By

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The child […]

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By Lisa Boisvert Mackenzie

I am delighted to introduce you to this new column, Parenting with Soul.

Soulful Parenting is about aligning our beliefs, our feelings and our actions. It is conscious, creative and dynamic, shifting to meet the situation at hand. It is about being the author of our life. Authentic author. Relaxed author. […]

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By Joyce Gallardo

Wherever a baby is born—in a brightly-lit, shining hospital, in the dimness of thatched hut, under an open starry  sky, in the mother’s bed—it is the mosaic of faces, voices, and hands that receive him that are the first messages about the world he has been born into.

Some cultures have […]

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By Janet Allison

Recently I was substitute teaching in a 3rd grade classroom when one of the boys, I’ll call him Max, became upset, wanting to go home. With further inquiry, he told me some notes had been stolen (or dropped) out of his lunch box. “Notes?” I asked. “Yes, notes from my mom,” he […]

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By DeAnna L’am

“This is my Moon Flow,” I said to Ellah, who was about 4 at the time, when she saw me changing a pad. I never saw my Mom changing pads, and hence committed to not hiding my natural flow from my daughter. Without my flow, my girl would not have been […]

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Inner Parenting
Lynn Jericho

You make the statement: “I am a mother.” In all single statements hide many questions. So let’s go for some of the tough ones, beginning with the obvious.

I am a mother!

What does that mean? to you? to your child? to your mother? to the father of your child?

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