Archives of Parenting

The Ritual of the Body: Marian Johnston, doula

Witnessing to Labor Ritual unites soul with body. Through our attention to what is before us in ritual, we bring ourselves to the present moment, which we inhabit because we have a body to be physically present in. Our body is vessel, container, holding space, a tabernacle to reverence through which we experience the world. […]

Traversing Motherhood

By Missy Nieveen Phegley “Can I go to Colorado?” my 19-year-old daughter texted late one night. I had planned a trip to the mountains to visit friends, but I couldn’t imagine that my daughter, who regularly tells me she’s grown and can make her own decisions when I start (s)mothering too much, would want to […]

Shaping Your Children

Benefits of “Green Time” By Shannon Anderson, Licensed Professional Counselor Hopefully as you’re reading this, the springtime is almost here and another cold winter will soon be behind us. If you’re like my family, a little extra space from each other sounds like a pretty good idea. Springtime has always symbolized a time of growth, […]