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Motherhood

What Gets Results?

– Posted in: Life Coaching, Motherhood
Baby Walking

Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions? If you groaned at that question, is it because you used to make them, but they never seemed to stick, and so the only result of your resolution was to feel even worse about yourself? Oh my god, me, too!

Motherly Love, Disentangled

– Posted in: Motherhood
Elliot

We are so intimately connected to our children and so influential that we can, unconsciously, believe them to be extensions of ourselves, instead of their own people. When we do that, challenging behavior becomes a judgment of our mothering. A child’s unhappiness becomes a problem the mother must solve.

Hide and I’ll Seek

– Posted in: Motherhood, My Journey
There she goes.

Motherhood is a long game. We’re only half way through it (the children-under-18 part, that is) but I am so glad I discovered unconditional acceptance when I did. I’m so glad Elliot never gave up trying to teach me. It shows me how to let go of my pride as a mother and listen to my children with an open heart.

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

– Posted in: Life Coaching, Motherhood
workingmom-you-can-do-it

When you’re pregnant for the first time, the question of whether you’ll stay home indefinitely with the baby or return to work after a period of maternity leave may feel academic. The economic calculus is easy enough to work out: how do childcare costs compare to your net income, in both the short and long terms? The emotional calculus, however, is not so simple.