Let's Create a New Paradigm of Motherhood
Are you over the old model of Motherhood?
You know, the model where you have to choose to be a "working mom" or a "stay-at-home mom". Where being a "working mom" usually means you hand off all or most of your mommy duties & your connection with your kids if you really want to succeed at your career. Or where you're a "working mom", but only because you need the money (you're not pursuing your dreams) and you try to give at work & give to your kids, but all you feel is inadequate and exhausted. Or you chose the "stay-at-home mom" path, so you basically sacrifice yourself & your dreams so you can be everything for your kids and nurture & foster their dreams...and you feel lost (and at times...admit it...resentful).
Let's not forget the big G in this old model...GUILT, Guilt, guilt everywhere...
You feel it with respect to your kids, you feel it about yourself, you feel it about your partner, you feel it about your job... It's underlying almost everything in this old model. In fact it's even viewed as honorable in this old model.
Think about it... the self-sacrificing mother. Right... the mother who gave up everything for her children. This picture is often painted as being a good mother. Like a woman is no longer a woman once she is a mother.
Another tenet of this old model is competition... we feel it with other women, at work, between our kids & other kids, with women who chose a different path than ours, etc, etc...
Wow!!! I need to take a deep breath just thinking about this model. But it's so true, and we're usually participating in it without even knowing it. It's unconscious. It was modeled to us, by our mothers, and their mothers, and their mothers...All unintentionally, all without their knowledge.
But now is different... Now We Can See...
So...Are you over this old model of motherhood?
And, I see moms everyday who are too (even if they don't know it). Moms who are paving a new pathway of being a hands on Mom and following their dreams in their careers or in other ways.
Now it's time to create a New Paradigm of Motherhood.
We can create a new model based on a wholistic Feminine system. Where everything is viewed as a whole, not separate. Everything is integrated and works together. Families are happier and healthier when everyone follows their own dreams & supports each other's quest to follow their dreams. Where it's not only possible for moms to pursue their dreams, but it's actually an essential part of being a good Mother.
So, Now's the time. We are being pushed to step up and change the old model, not just change it, but destroy it & start fresh building the New Paradigm with intention, one step at a time.
Can you feel it?
Do you feel the responsibility we have, because we can see? Can you see that we must step up for ourselves and our daughters?
This is just the beginning of the conversation. We must come together and support each other on this journey. It's new, so we must make it up moment by moment. Sometimes we'll fall back, that's why we need community to support each other & encourage each other on, and to share what works for you and how you do it. We will inspire each other and question each other.
So, if you're ready to start the conversation and contribute to creating the new paradigm join me and other moms by subscribing to our mailing list below, and joining our Facebook group the Reveal Your Magnificence Tribe here. Then, share this post and begin to spread the word. Some women are already living it, some women want to live it, and some don't even know it's a possibility for them. So we must spread the word!
The conversation is officially started.
Share your story or your thoughts in the comments here and in the Reveal Your Magnificence Tribe Facebook group.
I can't wait to hear what you have to say!
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