Nurture Parenting Magazine

Nurture Parenting Magazine

SELF LOVE - Issue 22

Nurture is your destination for thought-provoking, evidence-based articles on the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual elements of child-rearing from a natural parenting perspective. Published bi-monthly and distributed Nationally, is it time for your 'time-out?' Subscribe to receive the gift of Nurture!

The Nurture Parenting Magazine
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editor’s letter

Welcome to the relaunch edition of Nurture Parenting Magazine. I’m Debbie Jay, and I’m delighted to be your new editor for Nurture. I live in Brisbane, Australia, with my two young children and my husband. My passions are all things pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and postpartum support, gentle parenting, eco-conscious living and homeschooling. So this role is pretty much a dream come true! This marks a huge occasion for Nurture, after eight years of publication, we’re excited to reveal your new and improved reading experience – it’s about me time, not screen time! Part of our initiatives for the magazine are an entirely new rebrand, soy-based ink ensuring Nurture is 100% post recyclable and eco-friendly subscriber satchels with bio-compostable packaging. No plastic! We’ve also partnered with One Tree Planted. For every 6 issue magazine…

self healing

We often think of parent’s self-nurturing as taking time off; a bath, a movie, or a holiday. We wish to get away from the stress and challenge of living with children so we can come back with greater patience and kindness. However useful, such “recharge” does not resolve the real source of the stress. What if you could care for yourself in a way that your children’s behaviour will not stress you as much, if at all, and become the parent you truly are? Doing so, will not necessarily lead to cooperative children and a peaceful home. However, taking a class, a private session or utilising other methods, could free you from the source of your stressful reactions. The best gift we can give a child is modelling our own self-love, healing…

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stop - take a breath!

Have you ever thought, ‘Stop the world, everything is moving too fast?’ This article looks at how some simple mindful breaths can slow your world down so that you make clearer, more relaxed, healthy decisions in your everyday life, and as a result, feel more confident. Parenting can be a mixture of joys and challenges, and you may be feeling that it’s proving to be far more challenging than you expected. No one can really prepare us fully for the complexity of parenting; there’s no college or university course to enlighten or equip us in advance. We can read all the books, google and talk to other parents, but the truth is we just have to jump in and experience it to truly learn how to be a parent. In reality our…

self -love

Matrescence (Noun) The process of becoming a mother. Pregnancy and giving birth is a rite of passage, transforming a women’s identity into a mother, and forever changing the way life is both lived and perceived. It is one of the most significant physical and psychological changes a woman will ever experience. In today’s fast-paced society, we are often so busy that we don’t take the time to slow down, enjoy and honour the experience, giving ourselves the self-care that we truly need and deserve. Advertisers urge us to prepare for the birth of our babies by purchasing material objects like prams, cots and clothes. But the real preparation should be taking place on a mental, emotional and physical level. After all, when you’re pregnant, your baby relies on you for everything and feels…

peri - natal anxiety

It’s happened! After trying, waiting and hoping for a long time you’re finally pregnant. Maybe it’s an unplanned pregnancy, but a very welcome surprise. It’s an exciting time for you and your partner. There’s a lot to think about, and if you are like most women, you’ll receive a lot of conflicting advice – do this, don’t do that, read this book, follow that guru…Preparing for a new baby can be exhilarating – and bewildering. Most women have thoughts about what their baby will be like, and if it’s your first birth, how you’ll cope with labour. It can be quite scary, and being able to contain all these racing thoughts can be a challenge, especially for first time mothers. You may fear the loss of your old life. Pregnancy and birth…