Woke Mama Maria

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Name & age: Maria, 37

Baby: Asa, 18 months

How did you end up doing gentle parenting?

I believe all babies enter the world as fully conscious beings full of light and love. All we need to do is respond to them in the same way.

What does being a woke mama mean to you?

Connecting to my heart and my intuition

Most awesome moment so far?

That first baby giggle.

Biggest struggle so far? How do you cope with stressful moments?

The struggle with breastfeeding that ended in breastfeeding trauma. In the first 12 months the stressful times hit me hard, probably because of the exhaustion and loneliness but out of those moments I was able to work through the negativity and release those emotions.

How do you juggle work with gentle parenting?

When I’m home I stay away from my phone and emails in the presence of my son. He gets my fully present attention.

Any advice you would give to new mums?

Everything is a phase! It will always end, even the hardest of phases like bad sleep, fussy eating or tantrums.

What’s on your soundtrack to your first year of being a Woke Mama?

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Follow Maria on the gram @calmmutha where she posts about being a Conscious Birth Coach, Postnatal Doula and Intuitive Women’s Coach. We dig.

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