S T R O N G A S A M O T H E R // For the woman who has brought life into the world; For the woman who nurtures it now. For the woman who makes a costume, a story, a project, a home, a family. For the woman who taps the reserves of strength she never knew she even had until she became a mother.
We are part of a sisterhood, in the mother ‘hood, having the best blessed job in the world.
When I learned about Strong As A Mother, I was immediately captivated and I knew NW Healthy Mama needed to do something with this new movement ASAP. This brand, this group of women who are rising up and celebrating the strength in motherhood, reminds me so much of you all. Since starting NW Healthy Mama a year ago, I’ve been privileged to talk with many woman and while all of your stories are different, a common thread runs through. You are strong. You are brave. You have been through things. You’re still going through things and you’re coming out stronger, shinier and more alive than ever.
So today, we’re celebrating the strength in all Moms and no matter where you’re at in this journey, you belong here.
This is for you, for me, for all of us out there fighting our own battles, choosing strength over weakness, taking the high road, instead of being complacent. It’s for the mom who’s child is terribly ill and the mom who fighting for her own health. The woman who’s dealt with infertility, with the promise in her heart of a baby. The adoptive Mom, who’s walked a long, important road. The Mom who’s spent more time at Children’s Hospital, than she could have ever imagined.
It’s for the gal who does it all on her own, when her husband works all day and into the night. It’s for all the Moms, gathering a little more patience and another kind word, when the reserves feel gone. It’s for the days that seem to never end, but start fresh in the morning. It’s for the woman who pulls herself out of bed, telling depression that it’s not going to win! For every woman who’s knows the good, hard work of Mothering is SO worth it. Is there anything stronger than a mother? I think not.
Strong as a Mother’s values:
- a mother’s unconditional love for her children, which is one of her great sources of strength
- the celebration of every strong mother (and they come in all shapes, sizes, creeds, colors and walks of life), and the celebration of her story
- the sharing – asking what is needed, and getting help with it
- the openness – an “I’ve got your back” community and environment – no bashing allowed
- the growth of the optimized mom – in mothering, growing and living life to the very best that she can.
We’ve partnered with Strong as a Mother, for an awesome giveaway today, but please be sure to visit their website as well and follow them on Instagram. EVERYTHING they’re doing is really awesome. Plus, they carry tons of super cute clothes, cards, stickers, and much more.
To enter to win a “Strong as a Mother” sweatshirt, use the Rafflecopter below! This sweatshirt goes wonderfully with leggings, jeans or your favorite yoga pants. Wear it to the gym, at home, MOPS, the grocery store and everywhere in between. Best of luck!
Winner will be announced Monday the 22nd.
A big thank you to Cassidy from Squeeze In Photography for these photos. If you are in the Seattle’ish area and looking for a great photographer, be sure to contact her. I can not say enough good things about this gal! Also, be sure to follow her on Instagram @cassbolick and @squeezeinphotography