Confession. I’m a word bird that tries to blend the worlds of intellect and intuition.word bird 1

I’m also not a woman of few words; not the archetypal Blogger who writes posts that are made up of short lists, clickbait and ‘how-to’s’. I’ve tried, but I’m just not made that way. I’m happily addicted to fleshing out and falling deep into the wonderful rabbit hole of words and maybe some more… words, or poems, or pictures… with words.

This Blog is about many things, not just parenting or children. Why? Because children aren’t separate from the rest of society and neither are you as their parent or care giver. In fact all adults are really just children, living their lives on a slightly different time line, often processing their own selves with the help of their children. Everything that goes on in your world, your child’s world, in my world, and the World is integral and connected to a greater, freakishly, frankly fantastic whole.,

I hope something on here reaches you, touches you and inspires you to live and love yourself and your little ones just that tiny bit more.

Read on!

July 10, 2017

THE MOTHER OF ALL GOATS! Full Moon madness/musings.

I know I am a little late off the blocks with this post. The Full Moon in Capricorn was a weekend thing although its energy will flow and grow in the weeks to come. Today is Monday and frankly, it took me all of four days to process and articulate what that big white glowing ball of rock in the heavens was frantically messaging. All I knew at the time was that there was an urgency, potency and a fair amount of transmutation occurring, posing as pain. If you didn’t have a bit of a cry or even a full guttural wail of some sort this last week you are made of stronger stuff than I. The Cancer Sun was doing her […]
June 18, 2017

On fat shaming. Where a 15 year olds’ poetry packs some serious power.

It’s rather ridiculous isn’t it, that we as adults and parents pose as bearers of truths that we think children are yet to learn?  But think about it.  A child is innately joyful, playful and spontaneous until we get involved!  They don’t need telling how to be curious or even humane.  They know that feeling connected to each other is the top and bottom of life itself which is why they cry when they need picking up; that’s why they yell when they think something is unjust. They are naturals at real life. We are often the ones lost in the fuzz and fog of our fear- laced experience. Umbilika is a firm believer that adults are not here to teach children […]
March 22, 2017

How our own wounds influence our parenting and how kids heal us.

“The very most profound thing we have to offer our children is our own healing.” – Anne Lammot You know that a-ha moment you get when you become a parent; that moment of sheer fear mixed with utter disbelief that something so small has had such a massive impact on your life, on your very being? That very moment that shatters your view of life so instantaneously is no accident. It is the Big-Bang, cosmic star-stuff that life is made of. It is the jigger that our own evolution is geared to. When you have a child you HAVE to grow. It’s in the unwritten, unseen contract you signed when you chose to become a parent. The small print is so fine […]
March 20, 2017

Appreciation: The fast track way to Parenting success.

Every night, from the day each of my two children was born, I would whisper into their tiny ears, “You are wonderful just as you are.  You are whole and complete. You are perfect. There is nothing more you need to do. Your very existence is more than enough. We are privilaged to have you in our lives.”   I still say this to them now, as they pass me like giant ships in the night, on their less frequent visits to the family home, and yes, they do roll their deep brown eyes at me and smirk a little from beneath their hairy chins, but I will always say this to them and frankly, they never really protest. Why do I still […]