Deborah Savran

You never stop parenting, even when faced with the death of a child

Deborah does not see herself as any different at all from women who don’t have biological children. “My life is not greater because I had children and raised them.”

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You never stop parenting, even when faced with the death of a child

You never stop parenting, even when faced with the death of a child

Deborah does not see herself as any different at all from women who don’t have biological children. “My life is not greater because I had children and raised them.”

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Is giving birth a prerequisite for true parenting?

Is giving birth a prerequisite for true parenting?

At nearly sixty-two years of age, Mary-Ellen her life has been characterized by much contact with children and the saying ‘It takes a village to raise a child’, has always run deep within her knowing as a woman.

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The value of mothering

The value of mothering

Mothering is work of the most valuable, one-life integrated kind. The kind that raises all of us. Do we honour it like this?

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If it’s harmful for a baby how is it not harmful for all of us?

If it’s harmful for a baby how is it not harmful for all of us?

Why do we take more care of ourselves when we are pregnant? Aren’t we all precious, just like a baby?

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My life as a model… woman, mother and lover

My life as a model… woman, mother and lover

Marian explores how maternal role-modelling shapes perception. She shares how this has played out in her life and what it has revealed for her around having children and being a woman.

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Honey, it’s day 14!

Honey, it’s day 14!

Trying to get pregnant? It is one of the biggest intimacy killers for a couple and can have a huge impact on their relationship for many years thereafter.

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Community parenting is enriching for all

Community parenting is enriching for all

"My life has always been with children, even though I don’t have them," shares Iris Pohl as discuss the importance community has in raising a child.

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But it’s not too late to have a child!

But it’s not too late to have a child!

The words, ‘but you still can,’ have been repeated to me many times over the years in regards to having children.

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Is a woman born to have children?

Is a woman born to have children?

Are women really less without children? For many women the belief they are less is a reality. Nathalie from Oslo shares here about wanting children for a long time until seemingly overnight she realised the alternative is equally fulfilling.

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Miracle: Being a Mother at 57

Miracle: Being a Mother at 57

Caroline has never been a mother in this life, which means: she never has been pregnant with a baby which she gave birth to and parented. And yet here she is giving birth to a baby, so to speak, and parenting her at the age of 57. What happened? Some kind of miracle? Well, yes…

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Turning thirty

Turning thirty

Lily recently turned 30 and has no desire yet for a child. She knows a child will not fulfil her life and she feels the importance of getting to know herself first. If she does have a child, she wants him/her to have a mother who truly cares for herself and puts herself first. There…

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The Why of Women & Motherhood

The Why of Women & Motherhood

There are many expectations and impositions on women, and the need to be a mother, in order to have a fulfilled and purposeful life, is one of them. Why Women & Motherhood? To reflect that we are always a woman first, regardless of the roles we have. We are complete, and have always been, with…

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Having children is not about fulfilling a need, it is about responsibility

Having children is not about fulfilling a need, it is about responsibility

There must be something wrong with you as a woman when you don’t have children as this is considered to be the ultimate form of femaleness and nurturing. That is the picture we as women are being fed. But shouldn’t we have children for the true reasons and not just for an ideal or picture?

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Knowing yourself

Knowing yourself

Many people feel empty and lost, although they have jobs and children. Why is that? And does it really matter if you become a mother or not? The most important thing is that you know yourself and within that, you can take on any role.

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Embracing life as it is

Embracing life as it is

A woman in Australia anonymously shares her experience and many realisations on becoming a mother or not becoming a mother. Growing up I never gave much consideration as to whether I would have children or not, it was just an assumption that I would because that’s what you do as a woman, well at least…

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