Tag: motherhood

A Mother, a Doula, walking in Womanhood

Samsara Tanner is a doula, birth educator, mother and grandmother. She offers wisdom, strength and support to women through all the stages of their journey towards motherhood and is passionate about helping each and every one experience the best birth possible for them and their baby. She runs Birth Love […]

Motherhood as dharma

Dearest friends. I hope you are all well and transitioning happily into Spring… or the sweet promise of its arrival. Motherhood has kept me quiet on here of late, and instead of apologise – the usual reflex – I will simply say that work, caring for my baba and generally […]

Joolz and the Birth Forest

When we aren’t carrying our baba in his sling (I like Solly and Hana, if you are interested), a good pram is hard to avoid, and choosing one was made beautifully simple when I discovered Joolz: the people who plant a tree in Colombia for every pram they sell. Working […]

Free-from banana and fig flapjacks

It’s hard to sit down and type anything about the last few weeks now that I’m a mother. The journey has been so all-encompassing, so full to the brim of every emotion, of a love I never knew, of challenges, choices and non-stop growth… and amongst it all has been […]

Pregnancy natural beauty heroes

Aside from the deep and ongoing inner transformation that the pregnancy journey ignites, the physical self is also something of an evolving being – and this can feel both beautiful and unnerving at times, to find our bodies in a state of constant flux and change, at such a fast pace, with […]

Parenting as a spiritual practice

My beautiful friend Emily Roberti is a yoga teacher, doula and one of the most innately grounded, conscious and holistic parents I have the luck to know. Hailing form London, she has recently been living in New York where she has grown a thriving teaching and doula practice. I invited her to share […]

Birth and beyond: natural preparations

As we find ourselves at week 29 of pregnancy, preparations are slowly getting underway for the little one’s expected arrival earthside. Alongside a wonderful hypnobirthing course to tend to the psychological journey (more of which later), general nesting and slowly making space in our little cottage for a brand new […]

The first trimester: letting go of what no longer serves

It is with a wide open heart that, now in my fourteenth week of my first pregnancy, I begin a new section on the blog dedicated to honest explorations of pregnancy and motherhood in all their mysterious magic – and all their many challenges. After three months of internal inquiry and […]