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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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Which Way to the Village?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I admit it. I am not much of a “village player.” Twenty-seven years ago I was a busy, isolated, work-at-home mom with a pressurized grad-student husband. I was infatuated with my first baby, which was a good thing since we ended up spending a lot of time alone together.  I’d made only the most superficial acquaintances in a new town before my first child was born, so initially there was no local support.  Through the first year of my daughter’s life, I faced some obstacles to making new...

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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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HypnoMothering . . . .

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

HypnoMothering . . . .

We see you. We see you, mamma, mommy, mum.  We see your yoga pants and that huge handbag. We see your weary eyes and aching arms, your sore breasts.  We see the spot of spit-up you missed, and the feelings barely tucked in beneath your “I’m okay”. We hear you. We hear your sureness and your wavering uncertainties. We hear what you say. And we hear what you don’t say . . . in everything you say. We’ve questioned ourselves too. We’ve secretly thought we were horrible mothers. We’ve secretly...

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