What is Mindful Parenting?

What is Mindful Parenting?

When I was a newborn mother everything occurring in my life was a glaring example of how motherhood could be a spiritual practice. The focus, devotion, endurance, love, sleep deprivation, learning curve, uncertainty, intuition, and rapid development for both baby and mama all seemed to ignite this divine unfolding of my inner strength, wisdom and authenticity. Something radical was clearly going on, I was thrilled about it and so I made this site to muse on these happenings and to share the possibility that parenting and spiritual practice could be married with harmonious results...

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Re-Envisioning Love

Re-Envisioning Love

When I founded this site and the concept of Mamacitta I was in the early days of parenting. It was a time that a new and enormous love swallowed me and I was intoxicated by our life as three, and my new found purpose as a mother. I felt like I had uncovered the long sought after essence of life and it was all wrapped up in love. I thought this kind of love would last and it would sustain everything that I did as I moved forward as a parent...

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Finding the Flow

Finding the Flow

I have found that maintaining a sense of emotional equilibrium and inner harmony has become more complicated since becoming a mama.  Never before has my internal state been so thoroughly influenced by the whims of another being.  Staying sane and in the joy can feel like an incredible juggling act on any given day.  It's a continual process of taking what's arising and then trying to lean back toward my center, no matter the circumstances...

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