We believe that motherhood is teaching us to grow and bloom as mothers as much as it is our children. We know that we mamas need some breathing room every now and then. That in the midst of the demands of motherhood there is also the beautiful opportunity to do motherhood your way, and to love each day (if not always each moment!).
The mama book is all about bringing you some mental space in the midst of motherhood. Giving you a reason to press pause, and a chance reflect on both your big dreams and also the minutiae of your day-to-day, so that you can head back out into each season of mothering with joy and purpose. It is about inspiring us to keep our eyes on both the small moments that matter and the bigger picture.
The story behind the journal
I’m Zoe, and I’m a wife and mama of three little ones. The mama book is a journal and community that was born out of my own need for a space- a physical place to write and focus and reflect on motherhood. When I created this journal for myself I was feeling overwhelmed by the everyday demands of having three young children. One day in the middle of the craziness of having three 3 and unders underfoot I filled a notebook with all the thoughts about mothering that were filling up my head. Since then I have used it daily, tweaked it and refined it. It is the space I wish I had been able to give myself when my first baby was born, and a space that I am continuing to use through each season of mothering.
Taking some time and space to think about our mama story helps us to be free to enjoy each season with our little ones, confident in our mama role and knowledge that we can thrive by doing motherhood our way. It is giving me focus and joy in my mothering, something I will always need in this rollercoaster ride of parenting.
We can live with purpose in each season of motherhood and be the mamas we were meant to be.
We are here to do this crazy wonderful thing called motherhood together.
Photography: Sarah Mak Photography