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

…I adore being a mother. But right now, I wish I had more time to just savor motherhood. But I don’t. Those chances to sit down and bask in the glow of motherhood are rare. My mom is always telling me what a joy it is to be a grandma. She says that NOW she is finally able to enjoy just being in…

When Mothers Love But Don’t Like Their Children

…ntal 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 labe…

My Parenting Inspirations – Part 4

Welcome to the July Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Philosophy This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared their parenting practices and how they fit in with their parenti…

When Life Gets In The Way Of Motherhood

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

I do not discuss my personal life on this blog. Sure, I delve into some things as it relates to topics I write about, by my blog is not an account of my daily affairs or the ebb and flow of life. While I won’t get into specifics, I will share with you that life has been a series of challenge…

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

…offers several types of coconut oil in a wide range of sizes including Gold Label Coconut Oil, Green Label Coconut Oil, and Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil. Gold Label is my oil of choice although I do use the Expeller pressed for personal care products as well for my dog. If you would like to see a si…

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

Last month I was thrilled to bring you a giveaway from Tropical Traditions.  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 … Keep Reading! You Know You Want To!

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

In celebration of 333 Uses for Coconut Oil, Tropical Traditions 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 a…

Judgments Made Before Motherhood

Welcome to the June 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting in Theory vs. in Reality This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants are sharing how their ideas and methods of parenting have…

I Have a Confession – Mothering is Heavy

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

…pe. And the simplicity of Tiny’s words shocked me into a new reality. Motherhood is stressful and all-consuming but it shouldn’t become something so heavy that one cannot enjoy it. So tonight I put oil on my heart and vowed not to get bogged down by motherhood. Instead I am going to embr…

I Am A Mother First and Always

I am a Mother First and Always: HybridRastaMama.com

I opened the proverbial can of worms with my Challenge #7 Results post. In short, an anonymous comment was left in response to my post, one in which I feel I was rather unfairly judged. This was the first post this particular person had ever read of mine (at least that was what she said) so to be…

Social Networking – Finding Balance

Social Networking: Finding Balance: HybridRastaMama.com

Yesterday I shared a few thoughts on social networking and how it impacts mothering and mothers in general. If you have not read it, go now. I will make it easy for you. Here is the link. CLICK HERE! Because if you do not read it, this post will not make much sense. Photo Credit: Flickr/Half Empt…

Top Ten Ways To Have A Harmonious Home (Using a Natural Parenting Approach)

Top 10 Ways to Have a Harmonious Home: HybridRastaMama.com

…hs 10 Most Popular Ways To Treat Cloth Diaper Stains — Chante at My Natural Motherhood Journey gives ten easy tips to make your diapers like new. 10 Lessons in 1 Year — Abbie at Farmer’s Daughter shares 10 parenting lessons that she has learned throughout her first year of motherhood. Top 10 W…

10 Drastic Differences Between Life Before and After Becoming A Mother

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

Welcome to the Taboo Carnival. Our topic this Spring is “I Miss My Life!” This post was written for inclusion in the quarterly Taboo Carnival hosted by Momma Jorje and Hybrid Rasta Mama. This month our participants reflect on life before and after motherhood and “missing” some of the aspects o…

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

Parenting is an emotional undertaking. The spectrum of emotions is far reaching and intense but for the majority of parents the positive emotions far outweigh the negative emotions they feel. However, for some parents, the emotional journey is much darker. Parents these days are frazzled for a myr…

Negativity Turned On It’s Ugly Head

Kate over at Modern Alterative Mama posed a really, really good challenge to mothers and one that I think we ALL need to join in on. You can read her entire post here but in a nutshell, Kate makes the bold statement that “a lot of people kind of like to be negative.” I emphatically agree, a million…


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