The Power of Acknowledgement motherhood rie Mar 01, 2021

To be acknowledged is to feel seen, heard, understood and validated.

It doesn’t mean to pacify, fix, entertain, distract or even make better.

When it comes to our kids, usually the first...

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How Boxing + Birth Overlap birth motherhood pregnancy Mar 01, 2021

Do you know I used to be a competitive boxer?

For six years, I trained and worked my ass off to become a champion.

 I think about that chapter of my life often and realized boxing and birth...

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Real Life Respectful Parenting motherhood rie Mar 01, 2021

Now that I covered the principles and key components of RIE®, I wanted to share my personal experience with it. I think it can be easy to know and teach the concepts but integrating and...

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The Bar for Birth is Too Low birth motherhood pregnancy Mar 01, 2021

The common mantra in our society is to have a "healthy mom and baby."

 And while OF COURSE that is what we all want, it's actually code for a mom and baby that end up alive after it's...

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Mothering with Consistency motherhood rie Mar 01, 2021

One of the final pieces of the [email protected] approach is consistency. We all know that babies and children thrive when expectations are clear and consistent. By establishing defined...

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Play Spaces for Uninterrupted Play motherhood rie Feb 26, 2021

The next two pieces of [email protected] go hand in hand with each other: a safe, challenging and predictable environment and time for uninterrupted play.

When following the [email protected] approach, it is...

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Caretaking IS the Relationship motherhood rie Feb 23, 2021

The next piece of the RIE®  approach is involving the child during care taking activities. This may seem strange because you’re probably thinking that of course the baby is...

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How do you define Self-Love? motherhood womanhood Feb 23, 2021

What is self-love?

How do you define it?

 Is it...

Regard for your own well-being?

That which makes you happy?

 An inherent sense the being is enough?

And worthy?

 Is self-love...

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Do you ever observe your child? motherhood rie Feb 23, 2021

 Sensitive Observation IS the RIE® Method. Grounded in respectauthenticity and trust, the manner of which we come to understand our infants’...

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What is a Doula? birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 22, 2021

A doula is usually a female caregiver that provides a laboring mother and her partner with continuous, nonjudgmental emotional and physical support throughout pregnancy and birth. 

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Trust Your Child's Competence motherhood rie Feb 22, 2021

Building off of respect and authenticity, the next piece of the RIE® method is trust. More specifically, it is trust in our children’s competence.

Staring from birth, ...

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Who will be the first to touch your baby? birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 22, 2021

Who will welcome baby into the world as its first introduction to life and human contact outside the womb? Your hands? A gloved hand? A stranger? Your partner?

 

For my first birth, it was a...

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