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 →
When I became a mother 11 years ago, there was a very real but at the time imperceptible ‘split’ within me: on one hand, there was the woman who had big dreams and goals and identified with her purpose in the world, and on the other hand, there was the newborn mother. The nurturer, the…READ MORE →
This is an episode with a difference. For ten years, Amy has been exploring what happens when a woman becomes a mother: the transition, the changes, the loss of self and the gain of a new self, and how we can move through it all without burn out or anger. Recently, she’s discovered something that…READ MORE →
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