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Joshi Out For A Nature Walk Before I became a mum my life was mostly about me.   Even when I was teaching the Art of Living courses, (Art of Living teachers and organisers volunteer don’t earn money from this), it was still mostly about me.  Sure, others were getting the benefits, but so was I.  Huge.  The high you get from seeing people really letting go of their stress is incredible.  The glow on their faces by the end of the course. Priceless. But basically,...

Joshi Being EC’d I first heard about EC (Elimination Communication) from a friend of mine, Kate. She started practising it with her daughter, Margo, when Margo was just 11 days old.  Kate sent me a link about EC when I was pregnant.  She said it was interesting reading. It was.  And it really inspired me. It was perfect timing as I’d been wondering what to do about my ‘pursuit of nappiness.’ A few factors concerned me: 1. I didn’t want my child...

Meggan Meditating While Joshi Sleeps Joshua is now 15 1/2 weeks old. By this stage things are much, much easier than they were in the first six weeks. For one, he’s only waking up 2 to 3 times during the night for a feed.  Basically every 2 to 3 hours. This morning he woke up at 2:30am. I fed him. Then I checked his nappy. It was wet, so I changed it. Then I put him back to bed, up near the headboard between Simon and me.  At this point he usually goes straight back to...

Meggan and Joshi – passed out Those first 6 weeks of Joshi’s life?  They were the hardest.   I don’t think I’ll ever forget the incredible sleep deprivation of those weeks. I was sooooooooooooo tired.   I’m not sure what was disappearing faster – my stash of prana or the very thin line between night and day.   I spent the time breastfeeding Joshi, burping Joshi, passing out, waking up, breastfeeding Joshi while passed out, burping Joshi,...

Joshi In The Hug-A-Bub You never know what kind of baby you’re going to get. And no matter how much baby-wearing may appeal to you, it may not appeal to your baby. I know of mums who’ve gone out and bought heaps of baby wraps and slings while they’ve been pregnant, only to find that they have to sell or pass them on once their baby is born. Unlucky. Fortunately for me, Joshua loves being worn and almost every time he is, he falls asleep. Loving it. Unfortunately...

Joshi Sleeping Peacefully After A Big Cry Anyone who’s had a child will know that one of the biggest challenges can be trying to work out why they’re crying and then what to do with them when they are. The guessing game can feel so tireless. And as with anything, there seem to be many different approaches as to how to deal with it. My least preferred approach is “controlled crying.” The thought of actively leaving my baby to cry feels inherently wrong to...

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