Motherblessings

CELEBRATING MOTHERHOOD

Unlike a traditional baby shower which provides for the practical needs of a new baby, a mother blessing serves to provide for the emotional and spiritual needs of a mother-to-be. A mother blessing is not a Blessingway, which is sacred to Navajo culture. Instead, mother blessings are inspired by those and other traditions that spin the threads that connect us all as mothers, daughters, sisters and humans. These celebrations are an opportunity for friends and family to come together in the last few weeks of pregnancy to bathe a pregnant woman in ancient wisdom, warm touch, healing stories, empowering gifts and rooted traditions, leaving her feeling supported, strengthened and prepared to embrace motherhood.

IMAGINE BEING SURROUNDED BY A CIRCLE OF LOVE AND ENCOURAGEMENT, BEING HONORED AND CELEBRATED, AS YOU PREPARE TO WELCOME YOUR BABY INTO THE WORLD.

A motherblessing may be given in lieu of or in addition to a traditional babyshower. Package includes a planning session, facilitation and supplies for up to 12 guests. $200

Our Offerings

Planning Session

We connect via phone, videochat or in person to develop the details of the celebration including guest list, activities and location. Most blessings are held at the home of the mother. Other options include the home of a friend or family member, a quiet restaurant or outdoor venue.

Custom Details

A typical celebration of 2 hours may include prayers, readings or meditations, pampering, belly art, a flower crown, building a birthing necklace, decorating grounding stones and prayer flags, community candles and fear burning, song, dance, and cord binding. Guests are encouraged to participate as deeply as comfort allows.

The Feast

Blessings are usually finished with light and nourishing refreshments perfect for an expecting mother. Many blessings are pot lucks, but catering is also to be considered if you find the addition of a larger meal more enjoyable.

Extra Treats

Blessings are usually finished with light and nourishing refreshments perfect for an expecting mother. Many blessings are pot lucks, but catering is also to be considered if you find the addition of a larger meal more enjoyable.