Confession. I’m a word bird that tries to blend the worlds of intellect and intuition.word bird 1

I’m also not a woman of few words; not the archetypal Blogger who writes posts that are made up of short lists, clickbait and ‘how-to’s’. I’ve tried, but I’m just not made that way. I’m happily addicted to fleshing out and falling deep into the wonderful rabbit hole of words and maybe some more… words, or poems, or pictures… with words.

This Blog is about many things, not just parenting or children. Why? Because children aren’t separate from the rest of society and neither are you as their parent or care giver. In fact all adults are really just children, living their lives on a slightly different time line, often processing their own selves with the help of their children. Everything that goes on in your world, your child’s world, in my world, and the World is integral and connected to a greater, freakishly, frankly fantastic whole.,

I hope something on here reaches you, touches you and inspires you to live and love yourself and your little ones just that tiny bit more.

Read on!

July 22, 2015

The Journey Umbilika

Hello and a warm welcome to Umbilika! Frankly I have to keep pinching myself to realise that I’m really here, at last, finally, with this beautiful website as my home, my platform, my soapbox and portal for intuitive, Higher- Self guided expression. It’s been a long time coming, A hugely long time coming. I can honestly say that I beat the elephant in terms of a gestation period! The idea and impetus to create Umbilika, my new ‘baby’ literally began when I had my own first real  human baby more than 23 years ago. Something profound changed in me when I fell pregnant unexpectedly (we refer to him as our best surprise ever!). I felt something shift deep in my soul, somewhat […]
February 29, 2016

Lose the label, find the child. Reframing Aspergers.

  “It’s time to take joy in everything that our kids are.”- Dan Pearce. Single Dad Laughing So you have a child with Aspergers. If you are looking for sympathy you’re in the wrong place.  If you are looking for empathy and a way to release yourself and your child from destructive victim energy, you’re right on time; you’re perfectly aligned. Diversity is everything. It brings beauty, it builds love, it facilitates change; it’s a crucial part of evolution. Believing that divergence is a problem is the real problem. Buying into the idea that there are ‘norms’ is destructive and unhelpful. Choosing to re-frame differences is empowering, it breeds acceptance (especially self-acceptance), it cultivates tolerance and literally creates new worlds and enhanced, enlightened […]
March 20, 2016

The Dance of the Divine: Parenting from your Energetic Blueprint.

I write this at the time of the Equinox, which falls smack bang in the middle of a Solar Eclipse (March 8) and a Lunar Eclipse (March 23). Nature’s cycles and their energies planetary or otherwise, play a big part in my understanding of the parenting process. They have for many years been a point of access to increased intuition and subsequent information. As I pen this, the energies of nature are responding and collaborating with those of the Earth, the Heavens and more importantly our own. There is essentially nothing outside of us that influences us; we are not separate but dance a cosmic tango where no one entity truly leads or follows. Everything is connected as our consciousness expands the […]
March 29, 2016

Love is all we need: The narrow isthumus of love and fear.

You cannot say you truly love your child and fear for them. This is a hard one I know.  In my early years of parenting I was all about their protection.  That was my job surely? I was the mother who got all riled up if there was any morsel of injustice or potential danger in the room.  I was the mother who was compelled to fight my corner whether it was in the classroom with the teacher, in the doctors office, with the media, or even with my spouse.  I was passionate. I was I thought, brimming with full bodied love for my precious ones. And then one day I had an epiphany.  It was a little biblical; a bolt of […]