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Birthing Ourselves: Remember… (a poem)

Hello Blog Readers, Please enjoy this poem by my colleague, Ziji Beth Goren.

Recipe for Life

I heard about life from a friend

so I took the opportunity

sent for the recipe

mixed up a batch

and popped out a child.

I had birthed myself,

a new version,

shiny and wet with laughter.

Fresh start,

held and rocked by a new caring world

who loved themselves and the planet

and its people more than ever before

more than I thought possible.

And my baby kept gurgling with smiles,

kicking chubby legs

reaching from a sturdy core

so resilient

so bright with vision.

I carried my child

everywhere I went,

changed everyone I met.

Ziji Beth Goren, March 2012

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Dear Baby Lovers

Welcome to the Conscious Baby Blog! Here you will find enlightening information about first-year development, milestones, and how to support your Little Ones in the most optimal ways possible. You’ll find tips for Tummy Time and handling skills. You’ll find a refreshing and respectful approach to being with crying babies and tantruming toddlers.

It’s time to bring ourselves back to our instincts and help our babies maintain their connection with their natural intuitive, aware way of being in the world. It is up to us to foster awareness, confidence,¬†compassion, safety, healthy self-esteem, and communication. These things can and DO happen in the first year, and even in the first weeks. Come with me on a journey of empowering our children from the start–and bringing healing to ourselves in the process.

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