Dear Parentfolk, Valentine Love for Your Self on the Shelf

Self-care is not selfish, though in groups of parents I have heard conversations where one-upping our martyr moments is the name of the game. "You woke up twice? Well I NEVER WENT TO SLEEP. GOOD MORNING." My husband and I call it "the competition of sadness" when we find ourselves playing it, and no one wins. 

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The Peaceful Birth Project, Peaceful Birth & Peaceful Parenting

The Peaceful Birth Project, Peaceful Birth & Peaceful Parenting

Pregnancy, birth and motherhood can be some of the most exciting, challenging and confusing times in a woman's life. Sometimes we feel disappointed, hurt or alone. We have all heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child" but our modern style of life does not often provide the woman-to-woman support that we may have had in simpler times. 

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