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    Our Boulder Community Partners include some very special individuals:
    Our friend Lyn, from Intuitive Hands Physical Therapy is someone that
    new moms should really see. Dr Carol the house calls Doc. for kids is doing
    some really special work. And we must include Erica Erika Primozich, from
    Dive into Birth is doing Birth Story Medicine, a must have for many moms in Boulder.

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    In this Issue we have Denver Mama Monet Nicole, with a beautiful and inspiring photo
    birth story.  Samantha Jessup and the Bond Project an original story...
    avoiding the "Boobie Traps"We take a look at Birth as a "Rite of Passage",
    something to look forward to, celebrate, prepare for it and even something to heal from. 

    SarahKate's Henna Belly and Breast Feeding Henna is throughout!
     
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    Denver Community Partners, who are all about pregnancy and postpartum life for
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Artfull Mother Magazine
Spring 2018

Greater Boulder & Denver Areas

It's Spring again at Artfull Mother Magazine!

Motherhood is a call that many of us hear, but not all of us answer. Some of us are surprised and thrown into motherhood, some of us hear the call and “try” for years - some couples are blessed with a pregnancy, some are not. In our youth, some of us reject the idea of motherhood for whatever reason, and then something happens that warms our heart up again, and we decide to embrace the unknown. Some children come to us in different ways other than by birth; we look out the window, see a hawk, and know our daughter is coming. We are hopeful she will arrive soon.

In this issue:

Alana’s Birth Stories - The full circle of births, from c-section to water birth. Jackie’s Journey of Success and Love - A mother’s 2nd passage through breastfeed- ing with her family as a team to support her. Kelly’s 4th Trimester - The challenges of miscarriage, seeking and finding deep support, and birthing her rainbow baby boy. Reinventing How We Look at Birth - Local artist Amy Haderer shares her latest project and her artistic journey into honoring pregnancy with art. Celebrating the Surrogate Pregnancy - One mama tells her story of how she offered the ultimate “pay it forward.” Creatively Grieving Miscarriage - How do women support each other through a mother’s darkest time? By listening, offering childcare and meal preparations. By sewing pillows, knitting stuffed animals, placing a Jizo statue in their garden, or creating art out of the sling for the baby that was never born; by talking about their babies and remembering them. Athena’s Adoptions - Hearing the call to motherhood and finding it through adoption; a non-traditional birth-of-a-mother story. The Mother’s Blessing - Instead of a baby shower, let us honor the Mama! This new kind of ceremony is actually not new, every culture has practiced honoring women during this time, though many original traditions have been lost. A blend of trade- things come together in a Mother’s Blessing. This modern women’s gathering is found- ing its way into many circles of friends, who put them on for their dear sisters, even if they have never been to one themselves.

It has been an amazing journey to create this magazine, Artfull Mother. I am devoted to the interests of mothers and the art that empowers them! I have learned so much being the creative director for over 3 years. However, after 13 issues, it is time for Artfull Mother to end. Thirteen feels like a powerful number to end on because it is such a feminine number - there are 13 full moons each year and in the past, women’s cycles came with the timing of the moon. I know I will carry on this work in yet another way that will be revealed to me in time. Let’s stay in touch, sisters. I wanted to acknowledge all the people that have made this magazine possible: First and foremost my cheerful husband, Rob, who encouraged me throughout, built the website and helped with a lot of the writing and all the technical aspects. A huge wave of gratitude for our lighthearted editor, Stacey [pictured here on this page with her daughter, Lina], whose insights are invaluable. Thank you so much for all the contributing writers, especially Samantha Jessup and Monet Nichole. I deeply appreciate all the women who’ve shared their stories and shared the magazine!
 

Artfull Mother Magazine

 

My very best,

SarahKate Butterworth


Please remember to check out the ads in this magazine, the Artfull Mother, Community Partners are among the best at what they do, caring for new families.  These women-owned businesses (for the most part) are local (in every sense) and they are really great to get to know!

Artfull Mother - Community Partners

We select Community Partners based on quality of care, reputation and participation in the community and a sincere commitment to the care they provide for the mama community. We love our Community Partners, they are the kind of folks we use for our own families.

Naturally, we are very interested in what you think, please share your your experiences and impressions, we answer all of our contact mail personally.

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Artfull Mother - | ahrt-fuh l | muhth -er | 
  • 1. A woman who embraces art as a fundamental part of her mothering experience, her primary means expression and relating the joy and pain of being a Mother
  • 2. Making the act of mothering Art, Every movement, each look and gesture in relation to her child are creative and a deeper expression of the "Mother" in all women who cares for all children.
  • 3. A very prolific artist, That is her 12th painting today, she is one "Artfull Mother "

Welcome!

Explore the pages of this magazine, drinking in the photos, read the stories and interviews, we invite you to [feel] a kinship with the women in the photos. As you gaze at the bellies, you may feel a greater connection, a connection to "the mother", the part of each woman, through the generations, across race, borders even time where that spark... between a mother and her child, is intended for us all.

This magazine is published as a humble acknowledgement, of the single greatest thing humanity can do, it is not limited to the rich & powerful, the creation of another living human life,  exactly like you and entirely unique at the same time.

We dedicate this magazine to the highest form of art... you!            You Art*full Mother!

Artfull Mother Blog

  • SarahKate Butterworth, the Creative Director of Artfull Mother, has her own personal blog - check it out! 

  • Mothers and Daughters gathered together.... beautiful!

  • Dancing for birth can be a wonderful, gentle exercise that every pregnant mama can enjoy - even though who feel they have "two left feet". It was founed in 2001 by Stephhanie Larson in Missouri. She supports birth through movement, teaching expectant mothers simple moves for safrer, esier birth. Many teachers have been trained in this method, and I've heard numerous women come and tell me how much they loved their Dance for Birth Classes. These photos are from an art project I did with Debbie in 2016 - it was so fun! 

  • I'll never forget the first birthday I celebrated with henna - I was 27 years old and had been adorned by my friend as a birthday gift. The experience of walking around in this massive, gorgeous tattoo was unique experience, unlike anything else. I celebrated at Eliches with her and a couple of girlfriends and I LOVED getting all the compliments for the art. A highlight for sure!

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  • Do you love to read birth stories, can't get enough birth and baby pictures? Then photographer and writer Monet Nicole is someone to look up! Monet's blog is captures the essence of a birth; authentic, gritty and heart rendering. Monet has a column in Artfull Mother where she shares some of her work, each season, one of my favorites each month.

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  • Sacred Pregnancy is a concept based on the Sacred Living movement, Sacred Pregnancy Classes are a new take on a Birth Preparation Classes,  based on a book by Anni Daulter, Sacred Pregnancy, help women connect to their pregnancy expereinces in personal and meaningful ways.   Bringing back the age old tradition of women supporting eachother and the idea of birth as a rite of passage!  

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  • Prenatal yoga can be a fantatic way to prepare for birth. 

     This yoga class taught by Faith Davis, a teacher at Mamalove in Boulder along with a great way to stay in shape while pregnant, prepair for your birth and to meet new moms!  This special class brought together a group of new mama's, friends were made and a good time was had by all!  See some great pictures and learn how you can participate in a class like this one!

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  • "Let’s talk about something! It’s not a pleasant subject. It’s the nasty little triad of issues one might face after having a vaginal birth. I’m talking about the after effects and trauma that can happen to your bottom..."

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  • Did you know that the dandelion is extremely nourishing for overall health? At Birds and Bees Teas they use dandelion in their Grounded tea. 

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  • The tradition of honoring pregnancy & postpartum is an ancient one, and I love recreating it for modern mamas. This post reveals the body art journey for 2 pregnancies

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  • During winter season children can come down with a cold. When it warrants medicine, we wonder: what is safe for children? Dr. Carole Gedenberg, shares her answers to these questions:

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  • There is so much about February that makes it one of our favorite months! it such a magical time of year here in Colorado, it snowy and white but mixed in with these beautiful bluebird days. 

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