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Do I Enjoy Motherhood? No, But Please Let Me Explain! (Its Not What You Think)

…For one second, everything was absolute perfection. Fast forward to today. Motherhood is the hardest thing I will ever do. It is the most rewarding thing I will ever do but good grief it is taxing in so many ways. There is a lot to this mothering gig that you don’t really understand until you…

When Life Gets In The Way Of Motherhood

When Life Gets In The Way of Motherhood: HybridRastaMama.com

…of all monsoons. And this got me thinking… Life really gets in the way of motherhood. It gets in the way of how I would like to mother Tiny. It gets in the way of simply enjoying being Tiny’s mother. Just when I see the opportunity to carve out a few days to just “be” with and completely pres…

Giveaway: 32 Ounce Jar of Gold Label Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions (Ends 03/09)

…oil in the coconut oil world. I quickly ordered a 32 ounce jar of the Gold Label Coconut Oil to see if indeed this was everything it was cracked up to be. My coconut oil arrived two days later (even with regular shipping) and I eagerly opened up the jar and dug in with a spoon. YUM! Honestly. This…

Giveaway – One Gallon Bucket of Gold Label Coconut Oil AND A Copy Of My Ebook (04/09: US)

…ons.  They generously offered one reader a 32 ounce jar of their Gold Label Coconut Oil.  80 of you entered.  One of you won.  79 of you were pretty sad. Guess what?  Tropical Traditions, being the stellar company that they are, is offering one of you the chance to win…wai…

Giveaway – Tropical Traditions One Gallon of Gold Label Coconut Oil (U.S. 09/14)

…ditions is offering one of you the chance to win a ONE GALLON PAIL OF GOLD LABEL COCONUT OIL!  That is worth over $100.  I just love this company. I mean, seriously…who couldn’t use a gallon of coconut oil?    I have already raved about Tropical Traditions.  You know that they are my go-to co…

When Mothers Love But Don’t Like Their Children

…tal tendencies and behaviors are not particularly enjoyable, is it fair to label them as unlikable? From where I sit, once you apply a label, you either consciously or subconsciously change your reaction to that label. Apply a negative label and you will react more negatively. Apply a positive label

I Have a Confession – Mothering is Heavy

I Have A Confession - Mothering Is Heavy: HybridRastaMama.com

…gave her a deep, loving snuggle. I looked into her eyes and told her that motherhood sometimes just breaks my heart. And Tiny gently put her hand over my heart and in her wee voice matter of factly said “mama, put oil on it.” If you know me, then you know that I put coconut oil on every bump and br…

I Am A Mother First and Always

I am a Mother First and Always: HybridRastaMama.com

…t ways of looking at our role as a mother. Here is my personal opinion on motherhood. You are welcome to agree with me, you are welcome to disagree with me, you are welcome to be annoyed with me, you are welcome to high five me, but PLEASE keep it respectful. Here goes… I think that there is someth…

Social Networking – Finding Balance

Social Networking: Finding Balance: HybridRastaMama.com

…can be involved with or in? This way, you are able to blend blogging with motherhood in a beneficial way for all involved. Last but not least, do not let blogging stress you out. Life happens and your loyal readers will understand if you just cannot get a post up. When mothering beckons, blogging s…

Judgments Made Before Motherhood

…that doesn’t mean she always lives up to them. Judgments Made Before Motherhood — Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama looks back on her views of parents she came in contact with before she became a mother and how much her worldview of parenting has changed! A Bend in The Road — Lyndsay at ourfeminis…

10 Drastic Differences Between Life Before and After Becoming A Mother

10 Drastic Differences Between Life Before and After Becoming A Mother: HybridRastaMama.com

…d Rasta Mama. This month our participants reflect on life before and after motherhood and “missing” some of the aspects of life without children. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. ******************************* BT = Before Tiny AT = After Tiny B…

Mad, Pissed, Incensed, Enraged, Furious, Outraged, Irate, Fired Up, and Livid – The Angry Parent Phenomenon

Mad, Pissed, Incensed, Enraged, Furious, Outraged, Irate, Fired Up, and Livid – The Angry Parent Phenomenon: HybridRastaMama.com

…anyone could possibly love them. Children who are handled with anger will label themselves as unlovable and never believe that they are worthy of love. The number of problems this causes is way beyond the scope of this post but please believe it when I tell you that nothing good results from parent…

The First Few Weeks

…vitally important. This is a time for you to bond with your baby, embrace motherhood, learn to survive on little sleep, master the art of breastfeeding, establish a rhythm with your baby, and simply savor your new role as mama. This is NOT a time to pass your baby off to other people so that you ca…

75 Lessons My Daughter Has Taught Me

Motherhood (and fatherhood) brings an awakening to life. Living alongside a child, whose view of the world comes from a place of honesty, purity, and awe is such an incredibly powerful experience. My worldview has been rocked now that I am a mother. Everything about the way I think, the way I…

A Little Post To Get You Thinking…

…of the parent. And let us have the courage to face the darker feelings of motherhood and parenting – the ones no one wants to talk about. Resentment. Anger. Exhaustion. Depression. There is a whole section in this chapter about “A Cry For Help” regarding crying babies, that talks about the overwhel…


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