Being a Mom looks different for everyone. Much like our herbalism journey, no two paths are the same. We asked some of our inspiring students and herbalists – How has being a Mom influenced your herbalism journey? We’ve put together a Mother’s Day tribute highlighting a few of these responses. Read the powerful messages below about how Motherhood impacts each life.
From the time Luna could crawl, we began picking wild edibles together. From dandelions to plantains, Luna, who is two, already knows how to identify many plants. Teaching Luna to steward, protect, and respect the land has helped both of us grow tremendously. Being a mother has shifted my spiritual relationship with plants in a profound and beautiful way. Luna and I both understand that plants have spirit and that we are their caretakers. Overall, my herbalism journey has shifted towards a more spiritual and connected practice since the birth of my beloved Luna.
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As a homeschooling mother, it is such a gift to be able to share with my kids this knowledge of herbalism. Together we learn and build our confidence in folk remedies. My hope is to pass on a deep appreciation for the natural world to my children, and to tend to their knowledge as I do my garden. Through outdoor time, gardening, and beginner’s herbalism, I see them connect with our planet in a way that so few are able to do these days. I can only hope that as time progresses, that this relationship will continue to blossom and bloom.