Thursday, October 29, 2015

baby hat and booties

Our 'free range' friends moved from the Snowy Mountains to the seaside and gave birth to a beautiful little girl. I sent a small package in the mail - a beeswax candle and knitted baby hat and booties in Rowan softknit cotton; silver and sunset for a colour dipped look.

I borrowed Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali from the library. I've wanted to read this book forever.

"Mothers of small children are on their own. We often become painfully short of people we can turn to. In our premother lives working or studying, we probably had a community of people around us, including allies ever ready to discuss grievances or joke about difficulties.We may be feeling unheard, or worse judged."

These words would of been great comfort for me eight years ago when I had my first child! I like how this book is centered on the mother and illustrates an accessible form of Buddhism for every day life.  I've order a copy for home so I can take my time and read, pause and reflect mindfully, especially on the following chapters: Worrying about our children, Creating loving relationships and Finding happiness and loosing self-image. All very relevant for mums who often put themselves last!

So tell me, what have you been making and reading? Have you read this book?

Joining in with Keep Calm Craft On and Yarn Along.


  1. The booties and the hat are just adorable.
    I wish Buddhism for Mothers had been out when
    my babies were little, sounds like a wonderful read.

  2. Awww what a lucky friend. There's nothing like hand knits on a newborn.

    I got my hands on Buddhism For Mothers a few years ago and LOVE having on my shelf. I turn to it time and time again and I love seeing my own journey within the passages I've underlined over the years. You'll love having your own copy to take your time with.