On Being Gentle {Heather Caliri for #wholemama}

(Heather speaks a language and knows a way that sings softly alongside my own inner experience - echoing grace, freedom, and calm into the worn and tired places. I am so happy to be able to share her words with you all today! Enjoy and be blessed!) By Heather Caliri ----- When my oldest daughter was a … Continue reading On Being Gentle {Heather Caliri for #wholemama}

Bitter Brewing {Chara Donahue for #wholemama}

by Chara Donahue ----- "Would you like some coffee with that creamer?" My husband asks with a teasing tone I have come to love. I have always had a sweet tooth, and all my coffee creamer choices confirm that reality. Coffee had always been too bitter for me, and I never saw the need for … Continue reading Bitter Brewing {Chara Donahue for #wholemama}

Curiosity {Cara Meredith for #wholemama}

By Cara Meredith ----- I remember hearing the phrase, “Curiosity killed the cat” more than once as a young child – enough to know that if my curiosity got the better of me, if I let it run rampant and take control of the house, the results might not be pretty. But whose idea was … Continue reading Curiosity {Cara Meredith for #wholemama}

Kind {Krina Ulmer for #wholemama}

By Krina Ulmer ----- Kind Kind is complicated. Kind is a command. Kind is an action. Kind is a fruit. Be kind – so familiar it rolls off the tongue and out of mind. I inundate my children with – Was that kind?  Are you being kind? Remember to be kind. Pondering this word I … Continue reading Kind {Krina Ulmer for #wholemama}

I Wish He Was A Little More. . . . {Shawna Scafe for #wholemama}

By Shawna Scafe ----- I’ve read that we start parenting our children before they are yet born. We give them little nicknames - usually based around produce type and fetal size. We joke about them kicking us like soccer players and essentially put into life little ideas we have of their soon-to-be revealed persona. Then … Continue reading I Wish He Was A Little More. . . . {Shawna Scafe for #wholemama}

Bonded by Tradition {Inez Bayardo for #wholemama}

  By Inez Bayardo It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  A time for singing, decorating, gift-giving, celebrating and spending time with family. And for many, it’s a time of tradition. I looked up the meaning of tradition in the dictionary. Tradition is: “the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation”. We … Continue reading Bonded by Tradition {Inez Bayardo for #wholemama}

God is Not in the Loss {Katie Faulk for #Wholemama – Still}

By Katie Faulk I could have gone a few different ways when writing about 'still'. I could have written about the stillness of early morning, when the birds haven't even woken up and it's just me, my cup of coffee, and the quiet. I could have written about a state of mind, the idea of … Continue reading God is Not in the Loss {Katie Faulk for #Wholemama – Still}

Is God Enough? Can He Be? Wait. {Shona for #wholemama}

By Shona ----- Is God enough? Can he be? Wait. A couple of years ago I took part in a Lent course. As part of that course we had a workshop on creating found and blackout poetry from the bible facilitated by  Jamie Bonilla. I was going through a very difficult time and knowing that … Continue reading Is God Enough? Can He Be? Wait. {Shona for #wholemama}