A Voice for New Moms » Podcast
Summary: This podcast explores the emotional and spiritual transformations associated with becoming a mother. Amy Robbins-Wilson leads the search for wisdom that used to be provided by a nearby grandmother or sister. This show celebrates the profound joy and love that we moms share but it does not shy away from the difficult aspects of motherhood. Is mothering wonderful? Yes. But the post partum period is also exhausting and overwhelming. This show offers new moms comfort and inspiration during those trying times and beyond. Topics include both an honest examination of the transformational issues of new moms and constructive ways to deal with them. These issues include the devaluation of motherhood in our society, the impact of geographic fragmentation on new moms and their families, the new relationships mothers must form, and the spiritual impact of becoming a mom. Parenting tips and advice are sometimes included but our focus goes beyond childcare to delving into our souls as mothers. We explore mothering as a spiritual practice and a transformational journey. Host Amy Robbins-Wilson holds masters degrees in Expressive Arts Therapy and Ritual Song and Chant Performance. She is the Lullaby Lady at Lullaby-Link.com and is the Mom's Choice Award winning author of Transformational Mothering - A Prayerful Companion for New Mothers. She is also an award winning recording artist who has released three CDs including Lullaby and Goodnight - 33 Lullabies for Babies, Circling and The Divine Hours of Motherhood - Lullabies and Prayers for Mothers and Babies. Her website and blog can be found at AmyRobbinsWilson.com. This podcast is designed to be entertainment and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The opening music is a clip from the Ballyeamon Cradle Song and the closing music is a clip from the song Vessel. Both are from Amy's CD The Divine Hours of Motherhood - Lullabies and Prayers for Mothers and Babies.
In this week's podcast Amy reflects on: Her tendency to turn things that start out as fun into work, what she learned from Jack Canfield and Tamara Gerlach, and how knitting kittens can get you into trouble if you are not careful. For more information on Jack Canfield visit his website. To check out Tamara Gerlach's book Cultivating Radiance on Amazon, click here You'll be glad you did!
The energy of Summer is here! Can you feel it? With all the energy bursting forth from her gardens and her son, Amy reflects on the garden of parenting and the lessons that she has learned from gardening that make her a better mother. How do things change in your home once Summer arrives? How do you mark and ease the transitions into a new season in your home?