A Mother’s Journey

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  For those who are fortunate enough to still be blessed by having your mother with you, this is beautiful… For those who aren’t…it is even more beautiful.     The young mother set her foot on the path of life. “Is this the long way?” asked the young mother as she set her foot […]

Letter to the Struggling Mom

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I KNOW that sigh. That sigh when you read that word…Struggling. The way your shoulders dropped and you thought, “Yeah, that’s me.” I know what it’s like to wake up some mornings, the kids are already awake and you think, “I can’t face them right now…not yet.” So you close your eyes just to get […]

The Milk of Love

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This week is WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK. So with that in mind I wanted to share this wonderful article written by a amazing muslim midwife. It certainly gives us a different perspective of breastfeeding! By Nabila Fowles-Gutierrez   In my midwifery practice, I have spent many years helping women with breastfeeding concerns, and this can one […]

Mother of All Worries

There’s something about motherhood that taps into a deep-seated fear that we are not good enough or that we are not doing our job as a mother properly. The truth is, everyone reading this blog right now is a caring and involved mother, so why is it that we all think we might be doing […]

Saying “No” to Your Daughter

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I suppose I knew it would come. The time when my daughter would start worrying about how she looks. My daughter is 13 years old and here are some of my thoughts on this issue. Young girls want to dress like their friends at school and you know what that means–wearing skimpy, tight, and sexy […]

Why rewards are more effective than punishment–with children.

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      Today at the Positive Parenting course we were advised to try to ignore children’s bad behavior and reward their good behavior. Well, most parent’s know, this is sometimes easier said than done. After all, bad behavior can be so irritating that it is difficult not to respond to, that is, to ignore. […]