What is MynameisNOTmommy?
Where did the name come from?
Mynameisnotmommy sounds like something you shout in frustration after the 4 millionth time hearing a pint-sized human request your assistance to pick up the spoon they dropped, right?
No worries. It's not in reference to that (well....it might be on occasion but whatever haha). There's nothing wrong with being a mommy- as a matter of fact, it's the title that I'm personally most proud of! It's been a roller coaster of a journey and there's not a thing my sons toddler ways or anyone else's thoughts/words could do to get me to not love being a mother. Not a thing.
But "MynameisNOTmommy" came from an observation I made after a few years as a teacher and now a mother myself- we are self-sacrificing people who always give and rarely if ever, take the time to MAKE SURE we receive and revive our own selves. Mother's tend to forget the beautiful woman who took on the task of motherhood so bravely, the woman who used to enjoy HOT (not cold, not lukewarm, but steam coming from the cup commercial style hot) coffee, the woman who occasionally put on a pair of heels or lounged around the house unstressed and unbothered, the woman who had and has dreams, desires, wants, and fulfillment, the woman who so lovingly stepped aside for a moment to meet the needs of a beautiful new life. That woman is still there...waiting to be called on. We selflessly drain our cups for others and forget that eventually if we don't refill ourselves, there might not be anything left to give!
So the title is a reminder that there is indeed a woman there who came before there ever was a cute chubby legged toddler waddling around the house. She might have been temporarily forgotten but it's time to meet her yet again and start taking guiltless, intentional and conscious steps towards making sure she is being taken care of. And guess what? Her name isn't mommy.
What is MynameisNOTmommy?
Mynameisnotmommy is the "parent company" of Makeit218 you could say. All the services are centered around helping moms become more engaged with their lives and really take motherhood back into their own hands. My own personal journey has shown me how much of a difference it can make in both my life and my sons when I'm actively participating in my life and taking care of myself. Sometimes I feel like self-care is a lost art in motherhood, but I really believe that the key to tapping into our full potential as moms is to begin with ourselves. Here are some great posts to start off with.