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.
I go in cycles with loving and hating my hair. A year and a half ago I even blogged about re-embracing my curly hair. I decided it was time to start embracing the beauty that God gave me instead of trying to make it over, so I threw out my straightener and traditional shampoo. You
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about preparing my oldest daughter for menstruation and puberty. She will be turning ten next month, so I know these milestones are quickly approaching us. This past week I started compiling a book I intend to give her for her birthday in September. Included in her book will be some poetry. I’d like to share some of those poems with you.
Faith In God, My Gospel Standards, and The Gift of Giving Life “That they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” John 17:3. I was recently released from serving in Young Women. My new calling is to teach the Valiant 10/11 year old girls. In addition to that
What is a red party? No, I’m not referring to a tailgate party for Utah fans. It is a celebration in honor of menarche, or the onset of a young woman’s period. You can read a little bit more about that in Lani’s post, Red and Powerful. One of our readers was willing to share
When I started to bleed the summer before I turned thirteen, my whole heart and soul cried, “No!” I was horrified. I felt like my body was dragging me forward into a future I wasn’t ready to embrace. But there was no turning back. I was now one of them whether I wanted to be or not. And my attitude toward my monthly cycle for the next decade+ was a reflection of that shame…
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19 I have been pondering for some time now the symbolism of the temple and birth. In fact, I had been trying to write an essay for the book
I have been intently studying pregnancy, childbirth, and many subjects relating to them for over eight years. In my studies, I have learned so many things about my own body and the male body that have strengthened my testimony of God’s grand design. God has given us so many powerful tools right within our own cells to assist us and guide us. I feel so strongly that I need to teach my own children how their bodies were designed to work and how to use the tools God has imbedded within us. Let me explain just one of those tools…