Traditions

Where the Wild Things Are

Doing what’s right is often unconventional. When in Rome, at-one with Christ regardless of what the Romans are doing. If people call you a “witch” because of it, respond, “I’m not a witch, I’m a wild woman!” And take heart that Enoch’s probably virtually/spiritually fist-bumping you.

The Stories I Want My Children to Know

How much your children know about their family’s story and roots turned out to be “the best single predictor of children’s emotional health and happiness,” and those children who know the most about their families tend to be more resilient and better able to cope during stressful situations.

Placenta Burying Ritual

The whole point of the placenta burying ceremony is that it is a strong way of “closure” to the time of immersion mothering right after a birth. It can be done on it’s own or in conjunction with some milestone, such as a blessing, first birthday, return of menstruation, etc. Though I thought 18 months was a long time to keep it in the freezer, I think I did it at just the right time for us.

Mother-texts

For today’s “guest post” I’d like to share our book’s Foreword. It was written by Lynn Clark Callister, a lovely BYU nursing professor we had the privilege of meeting the summer of 2010 in the early stages of our book journey. She is a beautiful soul and was very supportive and encouraging of our project. We are deeply grateful to her for her support.