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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Parenting with Authenticity motherhood rie Feb 21, 2021

In addition to respect, one of the other main tenants of the RIE® method is authenticity.

How can we define authenticity?

According to the dictionary, it is something that is real or...

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RIE is Respect motherhood rie Feb 21, 2021

If I could sum up the RIE® method in one word, it would be respect.

I know what you are probably thinking. “Of course I respect my baby!”

Maybe you take offense that I...

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Birth At Home birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 21, 2021
This is birth. 
Normal, natural, biological, physiological birth. 
 This is birth at home. 
 Without being tethered to machines. Without being under constant surveillance....
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My Three Day, 70 Hour Unmedicated Home Birth birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 19, 2021

On April 1, 2017, I gave birth to my first child, Arya Rose. I decided to share the story of her birth because it was both normal and extraordinary, what I planned for but not what I expected and...

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What is RIE? motherhood rie Feb 19, 2021

Lucky for me, before my daughter was born, I was introduced to RIE® parenting by our family pediatrician. After reading numerous books on the subject, I felt extremely thankful to have a...

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A Village Prenatal Prayer motherhood prayer pregnancy sisterhood womanhood Feb 19, 2021
Divine Feminine, 
 
Please be with us in this sacred circle.
 
Allow us to honor, nurture and serve the pregnant women among us 
So that they remember......
 
This intimate...
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Questions to ask your healthcare provider birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 13, 2021

Congrats! You’re pregnant. Once the initial joy and happiness sets in, you may start to feel a bit overwhelmed and unsure of what to do first. While creating a registry or setting up the...

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