For sometime now, I feel like I’ve been the Town Crier.
I’ve gone into the trenches of Motherhood, and heard what women are saying.
I’ve read their stories, I’ve shared my own.
I’ve held the space as they cried the minute they introduced themself.
I’ve gathered thousands of them together to explore what we really need.
I know what’s happening to women as they try to navigate motherhood and life… and it’s time I cried out.
We need a better way.
And matrescence is the map to navigate us there.
We are meant to have stories of becoming as guideposts on our mothering journey.
We’re meant to be inspired and comforted by the stories of other women’s lives and experience.
We’re meant to tell the truth about the emotional cost of mothering and who bears it... and what we can do about it.
Here are some of those stories, both my own and others, to ignite the change we all crave.
Most mothers have experienced exhaustion, pain, forgetfulness, indecision, low energy levels, moodiness, or some form of baby brain. And it’s no wonder: the process of growing a baby depletes a mother’s body in substantial ways – on average, a mother’s brain shrinks 5% during pregnancy, and the placenta saps her of essential nutrients that she…READ MORE →
Where have they gone? Where have those milestones, those celebrations, those INITIATIONS of womanhood gone? They have become invisible. Forgotten and push-aside for a faster paced life. A life where we are all meant to be the same, all of the time. To honour motherhood differently, we need to honour womanhood differently. They go hand…READ MORE →
How would knowing you’re a sacred woman change things for you? How would you treat yourself, how would you honour yourself, how would you love, and parent, and live if you KNEW you were a sacred woman? This is the question that sparked a divine journey into discovering and uncovering what it means to honour…READ MORE →
We think we’re the only ones who find it hard. We look at Instagram and see only the best bits – the yoga in the morning, the smoothie for breakfast, the happy family moment on the beach. And we judge. I don’t want to do this anymore. I don’t want you to think that I…READ MORE →
There’s a lot to be worried about. Our kid’s health, their safety, bullying, screen time. At first, it was how to just keep them alive, and then, as they get older, the fears seem to compound with each passing day… How can we ensure they’re safe? How do we instill a deep sense of self…READ MORE →
I used to teach that self-care was the answer to so much of our struggles as mamas. That if we just ‘filled our cup first’, we would change that feeling of overwhelm, And I believed it. In fact, I practised what I preached – over and over again. Until my pursuit of trying to squeeze…READ MORE →
We SAY we’re going to slow down and prioritise what’s really important to us, and yet we keep trying to do all the things. We know our health needs us to step off the never ending to-do list treadmill, and yet we struggle to say no. Why? Why is it that as life gets busier…READ MORE →
It’s not in another to-do list. It’s not in getting up earlier, or staying up later. And it’s definitely not in just being busier. The balance we crave as mamas and as women has nothing to do with what is going on in our lives (yes, nothing!), but is all about how you are acknowledging…READ MORE →
This isn’t just a process of becoming the mama and woman you long to be… it’s also an undoing of so many outdated and incorrect beliefs and patterns. To rise, we must also unlearn, undo, and let go. So often, this is the part we forget to talk about. Over and over again, the hardest…READ MORE →
Motherhood is often the catalyst for so much change, and so many old beliefs and patterns rising to the surface – this is part of it’s purpose: Matrescence is a shedding of the old, and becoming the new. Over the years, however, I have heard thousands of women say they are afraid to look at…READ MORE →
Understanding what matrescence is and how to navigate it is like being
handed a map.
Once you've got the map, the journey gets easier... and really, really exciting. Because it’s the making of you.
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