Amazing things happen in Mama Wisdom group, when women are given the opportunity to share their stories, reflect on their lives, search their souls, connect with other Mamas, and be in the moment in a sacred, special place. Being a Mama is a rewarding, yet difficult role. There is rarely a moment of quiet time to reflect. Women are so busy caring for the house, our partners, our children, that our needs are often last and unmet. This groups helps to replenish your cup and fill this void, enabling you to feel more connected with yourself, your community, and your family. An inspired woman can tackle anything life throws her way.
How is Mama Wisdom Group different than other mothering support groups?
Most mothering support groups are created to help solve problems. In a typical support group (in-person or virtually) problems are presented and feedback, advice, and suggestions are offered. Rather than providing answers, Mama Wisdom group is a place for reflection, where women are inspired by other women’s stories, challenged to search within themselves to find a source of strength, and allowed a safe place to be truly listened to and valued. As a mother of young children, we go through our days yearning to be heard and appreciated. Life is busy, and hectic, and the needs of running a family and household do not lend themselves to heartfelt conversations about the struggles and joys of being a Mama. Instead we have many unfinished conversations, interrupted thoughts, and missed opportunities for connection. Mama Wisdom group is a weekly group that allows mothers to be deeply listened to and valued, which is incredibly empowering. It is a place to form heartfelt connections with other women and form your tribe of support, similar to those bonds our ancestors formed within the red tent.
I would love to come, but getting there is challenging.
Yes, it is often very difficult for mothers to get out of the home at night and to prioritize spending money on ourselves. As a new mom, I participated in a spiritual mothering circle and felt guilty at first about spending money on myself while my husband and baby were home. It was the best investment in myself in a long time. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and alone each week, I, all of a sudden, felt supported and sunny. My relationship with my husband improved dramatically once my needs were being met, and I was able to be a better mother to my son. Imagine saying yes to feeling supported, centered and inspired. Having young children is an important time not to neglect ourselves. If this is something you are seeking out, I hope you will find a way for it to work in your life.