Becoming a Parent: Product Guide
In our three-part guide to becoming a parent, we help you – or your loved ones! – honor and deepen the meaning of this new, profound stage of life.
This bonus guide offers recommendations of ritual objects, resources, and other products that you can use or gift along the journey to becoming a parent.
Owning Your Journey
The first part of our guide to becoming a parent is about welcoming change, owning your journey, and finding the supportive community and rituals that will sustain you along the way.
These objects will help you create sacred space, set intentions, understand your cycle and/or genetics, eat like your ancestors, and provide you with talismans of luck and fertility.
(L) Candle (Ivory), Le Feu de L’Eau, $62.00
(R) Wool-Filled Meditation Cushions, HomeOfWool, $63.00+
(L) Cell Phone Sleeping Bag, Linda Fulghum, $16.00+
(R) Rustic Leather Travel Journal, Connected Fair Trade, $38.00
(L) Kimono Robe Dressing Gown, SusannahCotton, $75.02
(R) Red String Bracelet, ShanshanLiJewelry, $16.33+
Expecting Your Baby's Arrival
The second chapter of our guide to becoming a parent helps you navigate the very special, and sometimes nerve-wracking, period of time when you are expecting the arrival of your child.
You may choose to practice Aleph-Bet Yoga, interpret your dreams, eat etrog jam, or honor your sexual energy. You may also be mourning a loss, and some of the objects below can accompany you through that experience.
(L) Neon Hamsa Muscle Tank, Spiritual Gangster, $48.00
(R) Dream Interpretation from Classical Jewish Sources, Rabbi Shelomo Almoli, $24.40
(L) Citron Jam, lemonbird, $12.00
(L) Modern Loss, Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, $16.50
(R) Empty Arms, Full Heart Print, Jessica Zucker, Ph.D., Free Download
Baby's Arrival & Early Parenthood
The third and final section of our guide to becoming a parent focuses on your baby’s arrival and early parenthood.
The products in this section support the joy and tenderness of this transformative experience.
(L) Colorful Field in Emek Izrael with Psalm 118:5, BibleVersesImages, $74.87
(R) Shema T-Shirt, milkandpunny, $20.00
(L) Kabbalah and Astrology, Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, $26.00
(R) Zodiac Baby: An Astrological Guide to Your Little Star, Sarah Bartlett, $18.95
(L) Orbit Candlesticks, Lindey Adelman, $488.00
(R) Natural Beeswax Havdallah Candle, The Jewish Museum, $6.00
(L) Silk Tallit, Talled di Seta, $850.00
(R) The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 1, Daniel C. Matt, $40.77
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