So, for those of you who stumbled on over here because you got a notification that I (finally) had a new post up, and not because you’re on the #WholeMama train, here’s the scoop.
A while back, Esther Emery contacted me about joining with her and a few other lovely writers to head up a sort of weekly writing thing on the subject of being a Whole Mama. As in, it’s summer. Which means the kiddos are home. Which means there is so much competing for our time and attention. I don’t know about your life, but I know that my life gets really full really fast. It’s not a great way for me to walk through my days; the cost to my creative self and my spiritual self is too high. In addition, the scrambling and angsty mama this pace produces is not what I want my boys to remember. I need to slow down, breathe, etc. I need space to write the words swirling in my head, space to mother with kindness and fun, space to worship in spirit and in truth. But I know it doesn’t happen easily, this living as our Whole selves. So, we’re banding together in mutual agreement that this is an important and sacred endeavor as we do this wonderful thing called motherhood.
And we want you to join us. Seriously. You need this too, I can’t think of a mama who doesn’t. So, take a minute every Monday night and join us on Twitter, or head over to our blogs on Tuesday and join in the conversation. Write your own words, instagram your days, share your wisdom with us. Let’s be WholeMamas together.
So, those of us who have been behind the scenes planning things for all you Mamas would like to kick this thing off with some introductions.
Allow me to introduce you to my new friend, Cara Meredith of Be, Mama. Be fame. This video made me laugh and it made me want to sit in her kitchen while she chats at me and I smile. She’s extremely adorable. Enjoy getting to know her, and if you’d like to check out my intro video, head on over to Jamie Wright Bagley’s Blog.
Also, a note from our fearless leader, Esther’s blog:
“And if you want to play? I know you do! Hop over to Instagram and do a #wholemama hello. “I am […] and I need #wholemama because […]” Use the #wholemama hashtag TODAY (Tuesday) to be entered to win a special prize!
If you want to do your own face to face fun, feel free to post a video on your own blog, and link it up here in the comments. (No actual official link up because we haven’t actually started.) But since Jamie has encouraged us to show each other that we’re not alone…”