Fairs, family, & food: All good thingsNew Blog Entry
We just had an amazing weekend that involved a trip to our favorite fair here in Maine: The Common Ground Country Fair. This fair is put on by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, which I am proud to say is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country! Here is my daughter, Flannery (AKA Kitty Cat), taking in all of the sights, sounds, and smells of the fair.
I so love going to this fair and always find:
- Connection with friends & community,
- Healthy, fresh, local food to feed my family,
- Good old fashioned FUN, and
- The support of like-minded people who inspire me to be the best version of myself.
When we returned home from the hustle bustle of the fair, I thought about how much I want every woman and family to experience these joys, in quieter ways, each and every day of their lives. I want all women to feel really connected to their communities, to enjoy healthy nourishing foods with their families, to have fun with their days, and to feel deeply supported by their friends and family as they journey through motherhood, work, and whatever else life brings.
Those of you who know me well know that a big part of my mission is to help women experience these joys at a critical time in their lives: when they become mothers. It was really difficult for me to transition from my life as I knew it to life as a Mom. The early weeks after my first daughter was born were really rough, even scary for me.
I learned so much from that time in my life and it inspired me to study everything I could about how different cultures from around the world support women transitioning into motherhood. I researched how women are supported by their families, friends, and communities as they heal, rest, and bond with their newborns. I discovered the strikingly similar delicious restorative foods that women from different cultures eat for a speedy postpartum recovery. I learned that it is not only okay but NORMAL to expect and receive a TON of help and support during the first six weeks after baby is born. This sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
These elements are what make up a nourishing, healing, peaceful transition from giving birth into those early weeks after baby is born, an amazing COCOON TIME. I created COCOON TIME to prepare expecting Mamas for such an experience BEFORE baby is born so they are really ready for what comes next and have all of the people, foods, comforts, and resources they need to heal, rest, bond with their baby, and have fun to boot.
Registration for the COCOON TIME Method Teleseminar for Expectant Parents ends at MIDNIGHT on Sunday, September 30th.
If you have a friend or loved one who is expecting a baby between mid-November and February, please forward them this information and give them the gift of a lifetime. A peaceful COCOON TIME lays the foundation for a speedy postpartum recovery, beautiful connection with your baby, greater emotional intimacy with your partner, true support from family & friends (the kind you really want & need), and your own deeply felt commitment to your self-care, happiness, and zest for life as you move forward in your mothering journey.
To enroll in the COCOON TIME Method, visit: http://www.cocoontimemethod.com/
I send my best to you and your family.
With warmth & light,