I want to describe my parenting philosophy, because I think for many its difficult to understand how I can be okay living a very different parenting life than the one that's fed to us.
I sat watching my 9 year old playing this afternoon, and found her imaginative play to be so inspiring, and further empowering to me. So using this simple image of her finished creation I will attempt to explain why this is so freaking awesome!
The way I see my role as a parent/guide often appears so different…
It's becoming ever more clear that our colonized society is missing something.
not just one thing, but a complete foundation of unconditional love, belonging, and meaning.
Despite our big houses, full pantries, cars and campers, individual bedrooms, quads, bikes & vacations.
The sense that something deeper is absent from our reality is a very real experience that many people are facing at this time.
When asking people to define motherhood, terms such as caregiver, housekeeper, financial …
Here we are, last month of a decade, plus the darkest time of the year,
I find myself in a huge contraction right now, which is totally normal and predictable for me at this time of year. Anyone else super reluctant to hit the shops? Overwhelmed by the crowds? Does the idea of going to Costco send you on the verge of a panic attack?
Maybe you have been doing all this work, self-care, yoga, breathing, eating healthy, making an effort and commitment to yourself every day and find you don't not…
Perhaps the greatest gift I have been given in these past 6 years of inner work is the freedom to be who I am, to do what feels good, and right for me. What has been lost is the need for approval outside of myself. I no longer tolerate or bear the weight of others, the opinions of others, nor do I allow their judgments to sway how I live my life.
Whether you are a brand new parent or moving through the years with multiple children, the road to discovering the parenting style that resonates with us can sometimes be confusing. In a digital age with many different philosophies and titles to go along with it, I felt it necessary to get clear for myself why I choose Conscious Parenting & why I coach other conscious parents on a similar path
Conscious Parenting is more of a practice than a philosophy.
It encompasses all my beliefs about moth…
Advocate for change.
Scrap the fear.
As many of you know, our family is highly immersed in nature on a regular basis for all kinds of great benefits. We intentionally honor and connect spiritually to the earth as a part of our daily lives.
There is a concept called Animism: the belief that all living things have spirit. Therefore our encounters with plants, animals, & minerals have the ability to communicate on a deep level.
We are in a relationship with Gaia, our great Moth…
Well here we are at a place I never allowed myself to be
My kids are going to school
I haven't talked openly about this yet, mostly because I needed eight months to process this reality..
What felt in many ways like a loss, I was grieving. I didn't have much more to say other then I was honouring my kids wish to attend public school.
And no, I do not judge or criticize any other parents for their decisions regarding education. Homeschool, unschool, private, public. I wholeheartedly believe t…
Two completely different perspectives.
Let us do a bit of contemplation here, run through these questions, answering honestly.
Are you merely raising your children to survive? To make it through?
Is the goal to give them enough education so they can get a job? Equip them with the tools they need to make it through the day?
Make sure they listen and obey authority at the cost of what feels right?
Is the goal to see them with honours in University? Because that would make you look good?…