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Mother to Teacher

While being off of work we are getting into a totally new schedule. This whole time has been about transitioning and adapting… changing old ways of doing things so they are effective for the now. Or sometimes letting go of things completely to make room for something totally new, like with the online learning!

Not only is a new chapter beginning in my teaching career, but also in my role as mother.  Previously, as mother I would come home and spend time playing and doing fun things with the kids. Also making them do their chores and holding them accountable for completing the work their teachers gave them.

My previous role description no longer suits the current situation. Now more than ever I am fulfilling my role as a leader and a teacher. I feel right now we are all being called to step up, knowing ourselves deeper and sharing our gifts as they serve us in this moment in time.

Having a career as a teacher gives me a slight advantage over this home e-learning business, however it is also proving to be challenging. There is a HUGE difference between teaching students in school every other day, and teaching your own children in your home, while being with them all day every day, 24/7.  I am feeling for those parents who are not natural educators. If you are charting the new territory of teaching, here are few tips:

  1. Breathe, what’s important is not necessarily what you are teaching, but that you are getting your kids to think!
  2. Learning can happen in all ways, not just in a school type setting where kids sit still at a desk and do their work. Think of different ways to incorporate learning into the things you are already doing.
  3. Create a schedule or structure that you and your kids can agree upon. My kids aren’t waking up by an alarm, we have let them wake up on their own, but once they are up they get themselves ready for the day and then begin their school work for the day.
  4. Be flexible and adapt!
  5. Don’t take things personally.
  6. Let most things go!
  7. Remember to smile <3
  8. Give lots of hugs!
  9. Take a break.
  10. Remember to breathe

<3 Be well

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Mother’s Day

Today is celebrated as mother’s day.
People all over the nation are giving gifts and praise to mothers.
Here in Pennsylvania it is a beautiful day to celebrate.

As a mother of two children, and of many ideas and relationships…
And as a daughter of two caring and nurturing individuals…
I sit here reflecting on the energy this day truly represents.

Today is more than just a day to celebrate our biological or maternal mothers.

Our Earth, the mother of us all, is blossoming and life is streaming through her.
Let us take time to celebrate her beauty, and wonder.
To give thanks to her for all she has created.

We are all mothers, women and men alike.
We all have feminine energy inside of us, that needs to be celebrated, everyday.
Let us take time to celebrate ourselves.
As it must be acknowledged, that we are all mothers.

The definition of mother is feminine, to bring up with care and affection, to give birth to

We are made up of both feminine and masculine energy within our being;
bringing those two energies into harmony is what makes us whole.
Let us celebrate our whole being.

We all bring things up with care and affection,
whether its children, a partner, a job, a home, or a project.
Let us celebrate ourselves by remembering the many things
we have brought  up with amazing care and affection.

We all give birth to things…
even though women are the ones who physically give birth to a child,
men assist in that birth through their energy.
Let us celebrate the fantastic things we have given birth to…
children, ideas, dreams and goals.

Every day is a day to celebrate. When we shift our perspective from seeing only one day for one thing, towards a more encompassing view of all things at any moment…
we allow ourselves opportunities to grow in ways that we may not have expected.

When we release stereotypes and labels, and embrace the duality of our existence
we will live in harmony, with ourselves and with the earth.

I am grateful to all of those in my life who have cared for me, and shown me affection
To all of those who have assisted me in bringing things to life… Thank you <3

I wish everyone out there a beautiful day taking a moment to
reflect on and appreciate the mother within us all.

<3 Migwetch
Raine Dawn