As if that's not a big enough job, we sometimes fall into these places where we feel like we're not even doing it "right"! We worry that we're somehow not doing the job how we had envisioned, and the cycle of guilt keeps rolling. It's exhausting to keep up with those thoughts, and I have to say, it's time to lose the guilt!
Having "been there", I'm so excited to Molly McDonald will be hosting Mothers' Circle on Thursday, October 15, 6-7:30pm. She'll be facilitating our conversation regarding touch as our first communication with our baby. Her aim is to help parents use touch as a source of observation, intuition and to let go of all the parenting guilt that flies around out there these days.
I don't know about you, but touch can provide connection with a partner, a nonverbal way to express "I'm here for you" to the important people in our lives, a way to be present and connected to our child(ren). And to understand more ways of letting go of parenting guilt!? Please! Sometimes it can feel like there's so much pressure to parent in a certain way, so anytime I can learn ways to be loving and accepting of where I am in my parenting journey, I know it will only benefit me and the ones I love.
Does any of this resonate with you? Or even just the opportunity to spend time with others who are probably experiencing many of the same emotions, feelings, and happenings in pregnancy or motherhood? And even when we're in different places or experiencing different challenges, Mothers' Circle is a time and place to come, free of expectation or judgement. Come as you are, even if it's at a place where you're tired, stressed or feeling lost. Have joys to share? Let us celebrate those with you, too!
Attendance at Mothers' Circles is one of the services included for Olive Tree birth doula clients (past or present) and $10, otherwise. You may reserve your place in the Circle by sending $10 via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to email your interest in you're an Olive Tree client, so we can hold a space for you.
Arrive around 5:45pm and we'll get started at 6pm. Snacks provided, along with coffee and tea.
Molly has developed her practice over 18 yrs, folding in information from the fields of Infant Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Psychology. Molly works one-on-one with families through her local Business: Body, Mind & Molly, in addition, she volunteers at the hospital NICU, teaches group parent classes in town, and is the creator of ‘TAD: Touch-A-Day Baby welcoming eCourse for new parents’ anywhere. Her aim is to help parents use touch as a source of observation, intuition and to let go of all the parenting guilt that flies around out there these days. Any given parent is the chosen expert by that baby, Molly has just the tips for you to feel how truly connected you are to your new baby. A lovely balance of intuition plus science can go a long way! For more information, www.BodyMindAndMolly.com or 812-929-1978
Looking forward to seeing you in October!