Moon Mysteries Giveaway

Dear Mamas,

I am delighted to have two copies of the fabulous new book Moon Mysteries to give away.   Please comment below for your chance to win.  Increase your chances by liking our Mothering facebook page and Mama Renew facebook page (and let us know in a comment below).  Contest closes Sunday, December 11th at midnight.


Way back in my twenties as I entered birth work, I experienced a sort of mini-personal revolution learning about the power of women’s bodies – and with it, a discovery of my period as a source of connection rather than dread. And so began years of exploration – trying out cloth pads and sea sponges, charting my cycles, discovering fertility awareness…  It was a wondrous time of discovery and integration, and certainly a core part of who I was growing into as a woman.

Fast forward 20 years, and I am the mother of two growing boys.  I’m aware that I bled sometime in the past few weeks (?) but that’s about as far as my charting goes these days. While I’m still a devoted user of Lunapads and the Diva Cup (a vast improvement on the sea sponge of my early 20s), I’m certainly not feeling the sense of celebration or connection that I did in my 20′s.  While I know this in part due to my crazy full magical life, I do wonder if perhaps being beyond my fertile years also plays into it.

I have been delighted to review a copy of Moon Mysteries:  Reclaiming Women’s Menstrual Wisdom, by Nao Sims and Nikiah Seeds.  From the stunning front cover image, to the wondrous paintings contained within, the book feels more like a treasure than a text, and I have found myself savouring the words and stories within.  Inside you will find the history, traditions and mythology of menstruation captured within 13 moon cycles, each month exploring a different realm of women’s psyche as it relates to the menstrual cycle.  Also included are heartfelt personal stories from the authors own journey, and an absolutely lovely circular chart to use for your own moon cycle documentation.

I truly love their chart.  Along with the moon phases, it has room for us to document our emotions, creativity, sexuality, and energy.  For the first time in years I find myself inspired to begin charting again.  Given that I only have another 10 years or so left of my moon cycle, it would be nice to experience a reconnection as I move toward my next life stage.

I’d love to hear from all of you as well.   I’m giving away two copies of this inspiring book.  Please comment on one of these two questions below on this blog and like the Mama Renew facebook page for your chance to win – each of these counts as a separate entry.  Contest will close this Sunday, December 11th at midnight.

How has your journey into motherhood affected your relationship to your moon cycle?

Why would you love to have a copy of Moon Mysteries?


Mama Renew

About Sarah Juliusson

Sarah Juliusson, founder of Mama Renew, is a gifted facilitator and writer on the journey of birth & motherhood. She brings two decades of experience supporting families through pregnancy, birth and motherhood to her work. Sarah is mother to two growing boys, a playful crafter with cloth & wool, student of traditional food preservation, and a diva at heart. Join the conversation on & on facebook at

4 thoughts on “Moon Mysteries Giveaway”

  1. I would love a copy of moon mysteries because I have always wanted to chart my cycle, but never had a good system in place for doing so, and her book looks beautiful .

  2. Dear Sarah I would like to win this book because in my work as a doula I have observed that women that know themselves well that are with their cycles and with their feminity can have better births they are more sure of themselves whwn navigating the decisions surrounding pregnancy and birth.I only recently attended a moontime workshop an in only a few hours I learnt ao much vital information on charting my cycle and understanding my self. I was so inspired that with help of a younger doula and herbalist we are creating workshops for youngsters to help them understand them selves better in the hope that that we can renew ancient teachings in modern ways. Your book would be a great for mothers to browse at our postnatal retreats and a great asset to our teachings.thia park needs spreading for humanities sake. Thanks Paula

  3. I would love to have a copy. My daughter has begun her journey with her cycles. She dreads them every month and I would love to read this book with her do she can understand that they should be celebrated and not dreaded. Also I’m a nursing mother who just got my cycles back. They are not regular and I would like insight on how the moon cycles work with my cycles. I already like Mothering and on my way to like Mama Renew;)

  4. I would love to win this book because i am pasionate about perinatality and woman body. Plus, since I am pregnant of my 3rd and probably last child i am looking for non chemichal contraception and this could be a great part of it :) thank you

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