To the father of my children…

heartSeven and a half years ago our cosy world of coupledom changed. With a sudden rush to hospital and the shock of labour starting nine weeks early, our journey to parenthood had its first real test. I thought I was ready to embrace being a mum; I thought I knew what love was; I thought I knew what commitment meant; I thought I knew who we were, as individuals and as a couple. I had it all planned out. I’d read all the books, secured a nursery place, bought, begged and borrowed all of the oh-so-essential baby equipment. I’d even played a CD to our dog, which had nothing but sounds of babies crying and gurgling so that our lively Spaniel would accept our baby when he arrived. Oh how perfect everything was going to be. Continue reading

Enabling our children to be all that they can be

I talk and teach a lot about empowerment of parents. Empowering them to understand their choices through pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond.

Something which sits alongside that though, is about the children themselves, and THEIR empowerment.

How can we empower our children? How can we give them the opportunity to become everything they can be? Continue reading