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Mindful Motherhood Spring Series Workshop for Mom and Baby (soon to arrive...
Sun, May 7, 2017, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
10 WEEKs to LEARN How To Be the Best Parent You Can BE
Mindful Motherhood be the best Mama you can be.
Love yourself while you love your baby.
Keep in mind, no matter what is going on that the foremost
important thing is to be the best person you can be in this
Learn skills that keep you present with your baby , whether
it is on the way or you are holding 'sweet bundle' in your arms.
Learn how filling your tanks keeps your baby's care at its best.
Learn how to handle your problems better and to accept
what is happening without adding negative emotion.
Here is what one mother had to say who took the course:
As a first time mom of an 8 month old, I can't even speculate how many times I've been advised "Enjoy this time- it goes by so fast" by another mom with a wistful smile. With my husband deployed overseas, I found the advice worthwhile but certainly ironic- here I am exhausted, overwhelmed and scatterbrained and you want me to just cherish this moment? "How?" I silently asked myself, when I have laundry in piles, spit-up on the maternity leggings I am still wearing and absolutely nothing in the house to eat? How?
I found myself relishing moments and milestones, though, despite my exhaustion and frustration...breathing in that sweet baby smell and crying joyful, hormonal tears when Tucker would smile or coo. Those moments make it all worth it. Being present in each moment, remaining mindful through my infant's development....that is what I really needed to do in order to "enjoy this time, it goes by so fast". Mindfulness and presence was the "how" I had asked myself when posed with the well-meaning advice "enjoy this time...it goes by so fast." But how could I do it consistently?
The Mindful motherhood series at Yoga by Donation in Portsmouth has been the single most valuable thing I have done for myself since the birth of my son. It is the "how" a new mom needs to truly enjoy the change motherhood presents. I signed up expecting a little yoga with my drooling, poopy companion and am now finishing the course with a new sense of both motherhood and self. It takes three weeks or more to develop a habit. Mindfulness and meditation, things I had dabbled with before but never truly committed to, are no exception. The course gives you specific tools to develop a mindfulness and meditation practice that works for your new, chaotic life. Yes, there is some yoga, and it's fabulous. What you can truly take away, though, is a profound change in yourself- one that teaches you how to weave motherhood into the fabric of the life you have been wearing since prior to the baby. the course brings you back to yourself, which we sometimes lose sight of when becoming new moms.