Tag: parenting

Dear Mama: Four Ways to Mother Yourself On Mother's Day

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Four Ways to Mother Yourself on Mother's Day

This Sunday, Mother’s Day, many will celebrate motherhood. 

Mothers will be asked to take a break and will be treated to extra attention.

They will be thanked for their endless devotion to their families and reminded that their efforts are not in vain.  

Thank you for being so selfless, Mamas.

But just like any other holiday, some people dread the pending day because their relationship with their mother or motherhood is a reminder of deep pain

Maybe you’re one of those people.

Mother’s Day may be a cruel reminder that the mother you once loved so profoundly is now gone.  All that is left are memories and steadfast grief.

Missing Her is as tough as ever.

Maybe Mother was never there; she exited a long time ...

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Posted in:

  • Childhood
  • Family of Origin
  • Motherhood
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Tags:

  • abandonment
  • abuse
  • attachment
  • boundaries
  • depression
  • family of origin
  • grief
  • parenting
  • relationships
  • self-care
  • trauma

Who's Talking To Your Children About Sex?

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Who's Talking To Your Children About S-E-X?

Think back to how you learned about sex.  What do you remember?

If you were lucky enough to grow up in a sex-positive home your parents facilitated an ongoing conversation about sexual health and wellness.  You were encouraged to ask questions and received loving, supportive, and accurate answers to those questions. 

Chances are, however, that wasn’t your reality. 

You either learned about sex in school where the emphasis was on anatomy, disease prevention, and avoiding pregnancy. Or you learned from your friends who were probably misinformed or br ...

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Posted in:

  • Parenting
  • Sex Education

Tags:

  • boundaries
  • communication
  • parenting

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