MAU co-founder Beth Osnes is a woman of many hats, aprons and gloves; she includes in her wide array of spirited talents those of writer and performer. She is the author of Twice Alive: A Spiritual Guide to Mothering Through Pregnancy and the Child's First Year. Her article, Not Your Everyday Baby Shower, which originally ran in Issue 138 September / October 2006 of Mothering Magazine is currently the featured article on the esteemed mama-mag's website. The article is a wonderful resource for expectant mothers and host friends who want to create an uplifting and celebratory experience for the mother-to-be and her surrounding tribe.
The picture above is of my belly cast in progress at my very own blessingway -- a not-so-everyday-baby-shower given by my closest mama friends just a few weeks before giving birth to my son.