there are many situations in life that align us with the power of our #femininity and for each woman this carries a different meaning. for me i feel most powerfully feminine and in touch with the nature that defines me as a new mother and when i am mindfully mothering my children (i guess it's those powerful hormones at play). i'm sure many mothers out there will be able to relate to the feeling of being super alert and ready to fight off bears and tigers and put their own life on the line to defend their offspring. it's having that acute purpose to protect and nurture when a tiny life utterly depends on your care and choices.
as a new #mother i let instinct take a front seat and i don't really mind if i am sometimes at odds with modern life and social expectations because as a parent i know that every decision myself and my partner make for our children has to sit comfortably in our hearts, we have to live with our choices forever and the likelihood is that nobody knows our children the way that we do. so when i hear the world say: "let your baby cry a while, don't hold them all the time..." the cave woman in me loudly protests! these moments are too precious and the bond too wonderful; i want to feel every touch, every nuzzle into my cheek, every life affirming breath! that said i also have to make space for realism and know that walking the baby for example gives the baby an opportunity to rest and me a break where i feel semi off duty and in terms of my role as a mother being sustainable i know it is important to have these kind of breaks and embrace other sides of myself and the outside world.
usually i am a very outdoorsy person but with a new baby i have really enjoyed the nesting time at home with all of my boys and i have also been surprised at how much my older boys have enjoyed this special, quiet time.
i am also mindful that despite my partner not being defenseless he also needs my love and where love is concerned there is always enough to go around. when it comes to topping up feminine power though i have so much gratitude for the incredible tribe of women around me whose support always raises this vibe!