Hi, Mindful Mamas!! This thread was started so the awesome, mindful mamas from the "Mindful Parenting Book Club" would have a place to ponder things together that weren't necessarily about our book discussion and to vent our issues in a respectful, caring, 'mindful' manner without making others feel ashamed or guilty of their choices. The book we are discussing in our book club is "Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting" by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Maybe you have read the book or have heard of it. We welcome any mindful mamas that would like to join us on this support thread. Here's the thread to the 'Mindful Parenting Book Club Part IV' thread, if you're interested in viewing or joing our current book discussion: http://18.104.22.168/discussions/sho...threadid=39995
Please introduce yourself, if you'd like and state if you've read "Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting."
I'm a (mostly) mindful mom to my bundle of joy, 12 month old son in central Iowa. I've read the book "Everyday Blessings." My dh is starting to read the book and is a computer programmer for about 5 years now, but is pursuing his dream of a career in law enforcement. I originally went to school to be a psychologist, then I switched my major to become a social worker. Well I dropped out to decide what I really wanted and dh finished his schooling while I worked ft in all sorts of jobs. My dream job right now is staying at home (yes, really). Here are my interests: cooking, playing peek-a-boo, going on walks with ds and dh in the woods and neighborhood, reading to ds, visiting friends, going to LLL and AP meetings, reading, doing yoga, talking to my family in Texas on the phone, traveling to Texas to see family, talking to animals, taking ds's picture and whatever else I can do to make life livable and exciting!
DH and I have been married for 7 years
and had a five year courtship. We were waiting for the perfect situation, careers, house, income, etc. before starting a family! We moved to Austin, Texas, where dh took a promising job, before I got pg and had house built after being there for six months. Twenty days after the house was built, and I was six months pregnant, dh was laid off due to the ecomony. Eleven days later was Sept. 11 and dh had already gone back to Iowa to get his old job back which took several months to happen. So I got our house sold and drove back to Iowa from Texas while 8 months pregnant! What an ideal situation, huh?
Our life has been a roller coaster ride of good times and bad. Our troublesome childhoods and marriage make the inner work of learning to be mindful a challenge but ds has inspired us immensely!
That's enough about me! Thanks for joining us here, mindful mamas! We can't wait to debate, discuss, and post like mad!!