Photo by Rachel Hadiashar
Your newborn is crying hysterically in the grocery store.
Your toddler is over-tired and tantruming at the park.
Your 8 year old is hungry and throwing a fit at a birthday party.
Your teen throws attitude wherever you go.
THIS is the face of parenting.
It's neither pretty,
Or FB worthy.
But it's real.
And the problem isn't that these moments happen.
It's what happens after these moments....
When you feel everyone's eyes on you.
-- or suddenly everyone is staring at the floor.
When you feel judged and self-conscious.
The problem is NOT you or your children.
It's our society.
We've lost an understanding of human development.
That parents need each other to make everyday happen.
The cultural expectation that parenting is tidy is CRAZY.
Reality is: no one has it "together"
-- not alone that is.
We have it together as parents
only when we have each other's BACKS.
Assume Your Mama Stance.
It says you and your children BELONG.
That parenting is MESSY,
and we ACCEPT messiness in ourselves + our children
-- and in our community of families everywhere.
In those messy + real moments...
Take a deep breath.
Your Mamas Stance will give the mamas around you
permission to do the same.
In your mama stance,
when you see a fellow mama struggling...
offer her a loving smile,
or an actual helping hand.
You and your children have a RIGHT to BE,
and right to be SUPPORTED
-- especially when it's messy.
We're in this mess of parenting and life TOGETHER.
Sending you all the support in the world
-- and the power to Assume Your Mama Stance.
You Got This.
Lots of love,
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!