I recently read Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children, by Sarah Napthali, an Australian Mom of two boys. This book was an easy read and a great guide for Moms who want to learn more about Buddhism and creating and sustaining a meditation practices in the face of raising young kids. It is peppered with quotes from Moms who share their experiences and challenges with merging these two, seemingly disparate, worlds.
Napthali talks about parenting consciously, and I wondered in reading it, if it was where Dr. Shefali Tsabary got the name and/or inspiration for her more recent best-seller The Conscious Parent… ?
Truth be told, this book is really the inspiration behind my upcoming psycho-educational group Mindful Mamas! I think there is so much value to making some mental space, taking time to get quiet and breathe and reconnect with our own internal experience that Mamas so desperately need! I am truly excited to be giving this four week offering this fall and hope that fellow Moms will take away some new skills and some peace of mind! For more info about the group or to sign up, check out my Groups page.