Victims, Victors, and Classes

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Before we delve into this juicy post, please note this schedule change: The monthly Ithaca Mothers Support Group meetings are moving from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is this Thursday June 7th, at 12:30-1:30pm. More details here. – – – Does motherhood make you…

Aubrey’s Hike

Look everyone, the lovely Aubrey (@toomuchaubrey on twitter) is here today with this inspiring guest post. I love it so much! You might want a tissue for the good tears the end might bring up for you. You can read more of Aubrey’s funny and sharp writing on her blog: waytoomuchaubrey.com   Nature does strange things to a…

For Mother’s Day: The Pocket of Comfort invocation.

I hope you are having a lovely Mother’s Day. But this day is all kinds of hard. As is motherhood itself. Today (and everyday) it’s so tempting to measure your success as a mother by what you get from others. Hugs, cards, flowers… But are you measuring the love YOU give yourself? Are you giving yourself…

The Mama’s Comfort Camp Group Culture and Gentle Guidelines

This is another post about Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook group. If you are not already a member, you can find the background story on this special group in this post. This is the essence of the group culture at the Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook Refueling Station: Nourishment. Safety. Sisterhood. Community. Inquiry. Joy. Stomp-ability. Playfulness. Curiosity….

Letting myself hate you let me love you

I am so very honored to have Hayley Lau here today. This guest post is very important to me. It is a shining example of Permission-Based Healing, though I don’t claim to say that Hayley was influenced by my work when she wrote it. In her courage, Hayley is one of the deepest writers I know. She…

Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook group

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Imagine a safe haven of Self-Kindness and support for moms: A group in which all of our motherhood struggles are met with understanding, sisterhood, and hugs. Where we can safely spill our guts, ask questions, ask for ideas and commiseration, while knowing that we will not be judged, and not be given unsolicited advice. This group is a refueling…

His Pain + My Pain = No SpeakEasy call.

I’m sorry to say that I will not be able to hold the PPD SpeakEasy support phone chat that was scheduled for this coming Tuesday.  DH and I are both dealing with spinal ouches. His pain is much greater than mine. ‎3 days ago he herniated disc in his lower back. Recovery time is a total…

Ithaca Support Group meets this Thursday

Hi there. This is not really a blog post. It’s just a reminder. The Ithaca, NY April PPD support group will meet on Thursday April 5 at 12:30pm — 1:30pm. (The change of date is because of an event at the Women’s Opportunity Center, and it’s just for this month.)  Meeting info: Struggling while mothering?…

Learning to Fly

A moment after he woke up, the 3yo asked: Mama, when will you teach me to fly? I hugged him close and sniffed his neck as tears flooded my eyes. I didn’t answer right then and there. When he comes home from preschool today I’ll have an answer ready for him: Never. Always.    …

Pride in the Invisible + Comfort + Sisterhood

My sweet friend Charity (who wrote this guest post here) is hosting a Mother’s Pride Carnival (what an awesome idea!) at her blog Giggles and Grimaces.  Charity rocks, y’all, and you can follow her on twitter at @signingcharity  I am proud of many things but  not always as proud as I should be. And while…

Victims, Victors, and Classes

victor

Before we delve into this juicy post, please note this schedule change: The monthly Ithaca Mothers Support Group meetings are moving from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is this Thursday June 7th, at 12:30-1:30pm. More details here. – – – Does motherhood make you…

Aubrey’s Hike

Look everyone, the lovely Aubrey (@toomuchaubrey on twitter) is here today with this inspiring guest post. I love it so much! You might want a tissue for the good tears the end might bring up for you. You can read more of Aubrey’s funny and sharp writing on her blog: waytoomuchaubrey.com   Nature does strange things to a…

For Mother’s Day: The Pocket of Comfort invocation.

I hope you are having a lovely Mother’s Day. But this day is all kinds of hard. As is motherhood itself. Today (and everyday) it’s so tempting to measure your success as a mother by what you get from others. Hugs, cards, flowers… But are you measuring the love YOU give yourself? Are you giving yourself…

The Mama’s Comfort Camp Group Culture and Gentle Guidelines

This is another post about Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook group. If you are not already a member, you can find the background story on this special group in this post. This is the essence of the group culture at the Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook Refueling Station: Nourishment. Safety. Sisterhood. Community. Inquiry. Joy. Stomp-ability. Playfulness. Curiosity….

Letting myself hate you let me love you

I am so very honored to have Hayley Lau here today. This guest post is very important to me. It is a shining example of Permission-Based Healing, though I don’t claim to say that Hayley was influenced by my work when she wrote it. In her courage, Hayley is one of the deepest writers I know. She…

Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook group

MCC Airplain header image

Imagine a safe haven of Self-Kindness and support for moms: A group in which all of our motherhood struggles are met with understanding, sisterhood, and hugs. Where we can safely spill our guts, ask questions, ask for ideas and commiseration, while knowing that we will not be judged, and not be given unsolicited advice. This group is a refueling…

His Pain + My Pain = No SpeakEasy call.

I’m sorry to say that I will not be able to hold the PPD SpeakEasy support phone chat that was scheduled for this coming Tuesday.  DH and I are both dealing with spinal ouches. His pain is much greater than mine. ‎3 days ago he herniated disc in his lower back. Recovery time is a total…

Ithaca Support Group meets this Thursday

Hi there. This is not really a blog post. It’s just a reminder. The Ithaca, NY April PPD support group will meet on Thursday April 5 at 12:30pm — 1:30pm. (The change of date is because of an event at the Women’s Opportunity Center, and it’s just for this month.)  Meeting info: Struggling while mothering?…

Learning to Fly

A moment after he woke up, the 3yo asked: Mama, when will you teach me to fly? I hugged him close and sniffed his neck as tears flooded my eyes. I didn’t answer right then and there. When he comes home from preschool today I’ll have an answer ready for him: Never. Always.    …

Pride in the Invisible + Comfort + Sisterhood

My sweet friend Charity (who wrote this guest post here) is hosting a Mother’s Pride Carnival (what an awesome idea!) at her blog Giggles and Grimaces.  Charity rocks, y’all, and you can follow her on twitter at @signingcharity  I am proud of many things but  not always as proud as I should be. And while…