A gentle transition to motherhood

Posts by Kira at HypnoMothering

Me Mudder

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

My mother survived Cancer this year. And it rocked my world. We take these women for granted, these gentle touch, big embrace, overflowing with affection women. And I am so guilty of forgetting all that she is, until I was faced with the possibility of being without her. It was unfathomable. Who would I call to ask, yet again, whether or not I could eat the chicken I cooked three days ago that is still in the fridge? Who would come and clean out said fridge because she knows that of all the...

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What Sound Does a Mommy Make?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

I tell my classes all the time that as long as you love your children unconditionally, and show that love often, you cannot do it wrong. Easily said, harder to believe. In my own head I’m thinking maybe there is a perfect way to parent. Surely if I give it enough careful thought and research I can avoid making the “wrong”choice. You know, the choice that is going to send them down the swift spiral of drugs, alcohol and general devastation. The perfect preschool, homemade...

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What is HypnoMothering?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

If this were Jeopardy, the answer would be:  a program based in hypnosis techniques designed to help ease women’s transition into motherhood. What is HypnoMothering?  Ding! In reality, HypnoMothering is more than just a class.  We set out to design a program, yes, but more than that, we wanted to change the experience of motherhood.  To ease it, to soften it, to brighten and uplift it.  But most of all, to allow it.  All of it. Motherhood is a vast thing.  It is bigger than the word...

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A Good Old Slap in the Face

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

I’ll never forget the day my husband slapped me across the face.  It wasn’t with his hand, but his words stung all the same. My twins were about six months old at the time and I was still struggling to come to grips with my new life as “Mommy.”  Nothing had ever rocked my world like becoming a parent.  Not moving to a foreign country, changing careers, starting a business.  Nothing compared to the extreme emotions motherhood had elicited from me. One evening, after a...

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My Marilyn, My Lifeline

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

There is a woman in my life who visits once a week.  She isn’t my mother, but I have cried on her shoulder.  She has seen me without a bra, or makeup, or clean teeth.  She has wiped my children’s bottoms and prepared their meals. Her name is Marilyn.  She visits because she wants to, I guess.  Because she sees what it is to be a mother, to feel alone and isolated and often at sea.  She has been one herself.  Her children are grown.  I know this because I grew with them, so, in turn, she has...

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