My name is Meghan Nathanson and I am the mother of two beautiful boys, Jonah (3 yo) and Adrian (1 yo). When I found out that I was pregnant with my second son, Adrian, I searched for a book about the transition for families from a household of one child to a household of two children. All of the book reviews that I came across for books such as this were very negative and I didn’t end up buying anything. I vowed to write about this topic when the time was right. It turns out the Universe had another plan in mind for me.
When Adrian was 7 months old he experienced a serious medical issue which required two abdominal surgeries. It was a very intense time for our family on many levels and I spent numerous nights rocking him sometimes for hours at a time.
During these many nights spent awake I found myself awakening to the way in which Motherhood has so beautifully intersected with my spiritual path and how mindfulness has played an integral part in my finding peace and joy with my children. As Adrian began to heal I began writing a series of essays which I hope to compile into a book: “12 Months of Mindful Mothering: Experiencing the Divine in Your Children in Every Season.”
I’ve been thinking about ways in which I could share my experiences and potentially inspire a few Mothers to turn off their cell phones, log off of Facebook (I love Facebook too!) and be more present with their children. I would love to help Mothers discover the power of mindfulness as well as to help children experience their mothers in a more present way. With this intention in mind, I decided to share my essays through this blog as well as other discoveries I am making every day.