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Healthy Pregnancy and Gentle Birthing Using Natural Methods

Acupressure & a Gentle Birth

My husband, Edward, who is an acupuncturist, and I will be teaming up next month on 11th May to offer a workshop designed for couples on Acupressure & A Gentle Birth.  The workshop is free and designed for couples to learn some acupressure points as well as deep relaxation techniques to mentally prepare the mother's mind and body for a gentle birth.  In order to promote the … [Read more...]

Motherhood and mindfulness with Marisa

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I was interviewed by Elina Eriksson as part of the Fifty-Two project for the Lusaka Wordpress blog.  In 2016, 52 Zambian bloggers scattered all around the globe get to interview one other blogger and in term also be interviewed by one other blogger.  This is one of the most personal interviews I have ever shared.  The week after this blog was published it was my turn to … [Read more...]

How to teach safe knife skills to children

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When my daughter started going to The Montessori Place at 22 months old, one of the skills she learnt was how to use a knife safely.  At first, I was blown away that a child under the age of two could be trusted with a knife and I was pleasantly surprised to see how easily and enthusiastically she took to learning this new life skill. One of the mother's at the school … [Read more...]

The power of our words on our children

words & tantrums

My daughter Yara is four and a half now and recently I've really been struggling with finding a way to manage her sudden outbursts of tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants. My nerves have grown thin and I've been resorting to threats and shouting, which leaves me with a sour taste in my mouth and a heavy heart.  When I saw her shouting at a friend during a play date this … [Read more...]

Bamboletta Doll

Bamboletta

I came across Elizabeth DiAlto's work over a year ago and this woman has totally rocked my beliefs about my body and self love. I have been an avid follower of everything she has offered since I discovered her work and am blown away each time. One of her latest offerings is a free podcast series where she interviews a bunch of inspirational women. This week she interviewed … [Read more...]