One of the greatest joys and blessings that being a mother has brought me is the art of connecting with, being amazed by, and supporting other mothers. Midlife inspiration comes from so many places. But for me, motherhood and the tribe of amazing women I found has been truly inspirational. Motherhood can be lonely – and this is true whether you’ve left your career to stay at home or you continued working after becoming a mama. We all need that midlife spark.
I really enjoy the company and support of my mom friends, hanging out after drop off in the local hippie coffee shop sharing a great conversation with a latte on the side. But hanging out seems to have gotten more difficult now that my boys are getting older.
When my son was in preschool, I was asked to chair the annual auction – which I agreed to do. As the committee and I worked together – I was blown away by the input, energy, and ideas that these women had. I was blown away by what everyone was able to contribute and create! Blown. Away. Until that moment, I thought that we were stumbling around in a sleep-deprived, groggy haze mumbling “The Wheels on the Bus.” These women proved me wrong. And so I began to seek out more friends within both of our school communities.
I missed the time spent and the conversations. So as I enjoyed writing on this site more and more, I felt something was missing. I wanted that sense of community. So I set out to create one!
Both of these communities are supportive and non-judgmental – first and foremost, they are safe spaces to gather. I hope that you will come join one or both of these communities!
Support for Midlife Mamas
Midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:
It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go. Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy and lovable, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever. Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. The time has come to let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.
If this speaks to you, you’re in the right place! And…we’d love to have you join us at Inspiration for Midlife Mamas. Everything about finding yourself in midlife is all about transitioning. A midlife mama community has your back as you search for midlife’s silver lining. There is no better time than now to transition into the best version of your true self!