I am here to help other moms of girls to leave perfection deception and start a journey of making progress. Stop trying to be their friends and parent with intention. Girls need moms who can relate to what they are going through and then help them navigate through it. Moms, take a step back and recall when you were 12. Maybe at this stage you already had boobs, you may have even started your period. Remember how you felt? If you’re like me, you didn’t have a mom who sat you down and explained what was happening to your body.
This is what Unrehearsed is all about. Moms being who they needed when they were younger. Moms having “those” types of conversations with our girls instead of our girls hearing it from their friends. What are “those” types of conversations? You know, mom, the ones that even make your cheeks flush. Yes, those. Sensitive, embarrassing, tough, necessary, helpful, painful are just a few words to describe how “those”types of conversations will make you feel.
It’s not just about parenting, though. Before we became moms, we were women. Heck, we still are! But some moms forget that. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being a mom but you are more than just a mom. Self-care is important because in order for me to be good for my family, I have to be good for myself.
Let’s take it a step further. Had any life experiences (me, raising my hand?)? You know, the ones that make you question everything. For me, it was a divorce. Though it was hard, I reshaped my life for myself and my children. I made progress.
This blog is for those moms. The moms who are ready to learn how to have “those” conversations with their girls. The moms who want to get rid of the guilt and embrace self-care. Those moms who are having or have overcome some hard life experiences and are ready to share that knowledge to help guide others. Moms who want to be who they needed when they were younger. Moms who are ready to make mom progress instead of perfection.
**Guys, you are definitely welcome to chime in, as many of you are right there with us raising your girls. Moms of boys, much of our conversations here can translate to help you raise your boys.
Pick a post below (go ahead, pick them all!) to read about some of my bumps in the road on my way to making mom progress: