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The Growing Movement in Maine for Self-Care After Motherhood

[Originally published in Essential Living Maine May/June 2019]

Maine has always been a choice location for young parents to raise families, and for the past decade or so, local organizations have existed to offer support in the form of new-parent education or playdates for stay-at-home-moms. And while that support is a necessary piece, a gap has existed when it comes to creating opportunities for mothers to tend to their mental and physical well-being, engage in social experiences without children, express themselves creatively, or even simply pursue interests and activities that make them feel whole, inspired, and autonomous.

Luckily, a growing number of Maine-based businesses and wellness spaces have been cropping up over the past couple of years. These women-owned businesses offer a variety of classes, workshops, experiences, and support for Maine mothers to practice self-care, rediscover themselves as individuals, and find like-minded folks.

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Water Witching – My SheSpeaks Story

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A few months ago, the unstoppable Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges asked me to be a part of her annual (and extremely popular) SheSpeaks women’s storytelling event that came to pass just two weeks ago, in early December. Of course, I said yes – because I KNOW about the power of women’s stories (and I also know that it’s a good thing to get out of our comfort zones every now and then #introvert). The official blurb for my story – Water Witching – below:

How have I disconnected from the ability to access the creative depths within myself? What is it about becoming a mother that has caused me to lose sight of the most powerful portals into my being? Corinne is grappling with these questions as she finds her way back to her energetic source—where she used to swim freely with unapologetic entitlement. Corinne’s story will lift the veil on the ways we honor and abandon ourselves in this thing we call life.

Now that the dust has settled (and my nerves have mostly gone back to base level), I wanted to share the LIVE audio of my SheSpeaks story here, as it’s really the story of my journey to starting Who’s Your Mama Media.

**Transcript and more photos, below**
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First (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshop Scheduled!

 

My first in-person (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshop has been scheduled, for Saturday, November 3rd, 9am-12pm, at the wonderful Rosemont Wellness Center in Portland, Maine!

SPACE IS LIMITED – BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

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You encourage creative magic and self-expression for your kids, but what about for yourself, mama?

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The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbook Now Available!

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The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbook is for mothers who desire to pursue personal fulfillment through creative hobbies, outlets, and activities, but don’t know where to direct their focus, feel guilty taking the steps to go after their dreams, or cannot logistically figure out how to fit creativity into their already busy lives.

Inside you will find:

• A little bit of self-discovery and self-care journaling

• A little bit of creative best practices

• A sprinkling of productivity hacks and logistical planning

• A handful of hands-on activities to get those creative juices flowing

• A whole lot of much-needed encouragement and permission while you work toward the goal of reclaiming intentional, and ongoing, space for creativity—because you deserve this, mamas!

Click HERE to snag your own copy (or two, or three – hand ’em out!) of The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbook

And listen below to learn more about my journey of bringing this workbook into the world:

 

 

Season 2 – Episode 8: Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges

A refreshing chat with Lael Couper Jepson – founder of SheChanges – former Fortune 500 consultant turned coach, author, speaker, and facilitator of community events and intimate gatherings for the sort of women who aren’t to be trifled with.

**TRIGGER WARNING** Miscarriage and pregnancy loss is discussed…Along with the most unexpected answer to my standard starting question, the important roles our kids play as witnesses to our creative declarations, early motherhood as an opportunity to just BE (and marinate), the beauty of using the voice we were BORN with, creating unique offerings for people who normally wouldn’t consider such offerings (and that it’s ok if you’re not everyone’s cup of tea), following the soul’s path (vs. what we’re “good” at), discernment despite the noise of social media, designing a life around service (to others, and ourselves) and honoring our own cycles and seasons, and how to get out of our own way when starting a new creative project.

Support the publication of Lael’s second book – It Seems I’m Not Alone: Lighting The Leader Fire – HERE!

LINKS:

SheChanges

SheSpeaks

Unscripted: A Woman’s Living Prayer (Lael’s first book)

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Soul Voice meditation from Meggan Watterson

Glennon Doyle

Maya Angelou – “Still I Rise”

Ann Lamott

 

 

PODCAST: Never miss an episode – subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (anywhere you listen to podcasts!)

WORKBOOK: 

  • For the original, PRINTED version of The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbookclick HERE
  • For the fillable, PDF version, click HERE
  • For the Video Lessons, with Companion Worksheets, click HERE

WORKSHOPS: For a schedule of upcoming, in-person (Portland, ME) (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshops, click HERE

NEWSLETTER: Stay up-to-date on all offerings for creative mamas from Who’s Your Mama Media, along with inspiration fixes and tips for staying creative, by signing up for my Stay Creative newsletter HERE!

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: And for a more personalized experience, my Stay Creative Facebook Group provides accountability, support, and inspiration for creative mamas who have already purchased the Workbook and/or attended a Workshop and want to take a deeper dive. Request to be added as a member HERE!

FOLLOW: And, as always, be sure to follow Who’s Your Mama on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Season 2 – Episode 7: Hannah Lamprey – founder of Fourth Trimester Collective

A chat of #realtalk solidarity with Hannah Lamprey, founder of Fourth Trimester Collective, an online provider guide and interactive calendar of events for Maine mothers to find support and connection in all aspects of their wellness.

We discuss mom-brains requiring new systems, making mom friends (IRL and on IG), realizing it’s OK to feel ALL the feels of motherhood (and that everyone else is feeling the feels too), the problem with not giving women the REAL story on “what to expect,” the isolation of early motherhood (and the resulting negative effects to our mental health), the contrasting beautiful relief of honest conversation (shout out to the moms sharing their truth!), navigating our own healing through big ideas that come from a place of service, and a call to arms for more support for the people who raise the people!

PLUS: Hannah and I both hint at what’s in store for Fourth Trimester Collective and Who’s Your Mama

LINKS:

Fourth Trimester Collective

Photo credit: Bonnie Durham Photography


PODCAST: Never miss an episode – subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (anywhere you listen to podcasts!)

WORKBOOK: 

  • For the original, PRINTED version of The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbookclick HERE
  • For the fillable, PDF version, click HERE
  • For the Video Lessons, with Companion Worksheets, click HERE

WORKSHOPS: For a schedule of upcoming, in-person (Portland, ME) (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshops, click HERE

NEWSLETTER: Stay up-to-date on all offerings for creative mamas from Who’s Your Mama Media, along with inspiration fixes and tips for staying creative, by signing up for my Stay Creative newsletter HERE!

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: And for a more personalized experience, my Stay Creative Facebook Group provides accountability, support, and inspiration for creative mamas who have already purchased the Workbook and/or attended a Workshop and want to take a deeper dive. Request to be added as a member HERE!

FOLLOW: And, as always, be sure to follow Who’s Your Mama on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Season 2 – Episode 6: Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW –– author, speaker, and parenting educator

A human chat with heart with Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW – parenting educator, speaker, and author of the books What Not to Say: Tools for Talking to Young Children and the forthcoming Raising Humans with Heart: Not a How-To Manual.

We discuss the fastest way to choose to have an only, tall boys who eat all the things, hard truths of writing a parenting book before kids, holding ourselves to our highest standards in order to grow, accidental mindfulness, the creativity of parenthood, how support for parents and families continues to be a woefully missing piece in today’s society, opening the doors for the creativity fairy (no matter if you believe what you’re doing is creative or not), the necessity of unpacking our own history (and providing the reparenting to ourselves that we may have missed out on) in order to bring our best selves to our families, and a reminder that although there are many tools for you out there…YOU know your kids best – and you are doing a great job!

LINKS:

Sarah MacLaughlin

Raising Humans with Heart Publishizer campaign

What Not to Say: Tools for Talking to Young Children

Parenting Toolbox archive at Parent & Family

Maine Resilience Building Network


PODCAST: Never miss an episode – subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (anywhere you listen to podcasts!)

WORKBOOK: 

  • For the original, PRINTED version of The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbookclick HERE
  • For the fillable, PDF version, click HERE
  • For the Video Lessons, with Companion Worksheets, click HERE

WORKSHOPS: For a schedule of upcoming, in-person (Portland, ME) (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshops, click HERE

NEWSLETTER: Stay up-to-date on all offerings for creative mamas from Who’s Your Mama Media, along with inspiration fixes and tips for staying creative, by signing up for my Stay Creative newsletter HERE!

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: And for a more personalized experience, my Stay Creative Facebook Group provides accountability, support, and inspiration for creative mamas who have already purchased the Workbook and/or attended a Workshop and want to take a deeper dive. Request to be added as a member HERE!

FOLLOW: And, as always, be sure to follow Who’s Your Mama on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Season 2 – Episode 5: Marteen Santerre – Reiki master and meditation teacher, business owner and entrepreneur, community connector, and champion of empowered whole body health

An authentic chat with Marteen Santerre – Reiki master and meditation teacher, business owner and entrepreneur, community connector, and champion of empowered whole body health.

We discuss the glory of a mid-day nap and a good book, the universe mocking us with the mirror that is our own children, the joy of identifying a larger problem and creating from there, technology as the networking solution for complementary healthcare practitioners, moms talking about real feelings, taking care of (and control of) our own health as a form of self-care (and as an example for our kids), realizing that how we spend our time = our priorities, practical tips for making and taking time for ourselves, and the importance of moms sharing parenting hacks with each other (because we’re all in this together!).

LINKS:

Soul Being


PODCAST: Never miss an episode – subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (anywhere you listen to podcasts!)

WORKBOOK: 

  • For the original, PRINTED version of The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbookclick HERE
  • For the fillable, PDF version, click HERE
  • For the Video Lessons, with Companion Worksheets, click HERE

WORKSHOPS: For a schedule of upcoming, in-person (Portland, ME) (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshops, click HERE

NEWSLETTER: Stay up-to-date on all offerings for creative mamas from Who’s Your Mama Media, along with inspiration fixes and tips for staying creative, by signing up for my Stay Creative newsletter HERE!

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: And for a more personalized experience, my Stay Creative Facebook Group provides accountability, support, and inspiration for creative mamas who have already purchased the Workbook and/or attended a Workshop and want to take a deeper dive. Request to be added as a member HERE!

FOLLOW: And, as always, be sure to follow Who’s Your Mama on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Season 2 – Episode 4: Noelle Libby, farm lady, rescue mom, photographer, crafty maker-of-things, homeschooler, and just a generally badass wild soul mama

A woods-witchy chat with Noelle Libby, farm lady, rescue mom, photographer, crafty maker-of-things, homeschooler, and just a generally badass wild soul mama.

We discuss hiding from our children (in trucks…or barns with witchy goats), tiny house living for chickens, accidental homesteading and sustainable families, adventures in homeschooling, fighting SAHM boredom with creative outlets, making creativity work FOR you (so you don’t have to work for someone else), not knowing what you’re doing (but doing it anyway), the magic of creative flow when it’s “on”…but also respecting when it’s not, and focusing on what feels good.

 

LINKS:

no frills farm sewn/silkscreened products and photography (and find on Facebook and Etsy)


PODCAST: Never miss an episode – subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (anywhere you listen to podcasts!)

WORKBOOK: 

  • For the original, PRINTED version of The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbookclick HERE
  • For the fillable, PDF version, click HERE
  • For the Video Lessons, with Companion Worksheets, click HERE

WORKSHOPS: For a schedule of upcoming, in-person (Portland, ME) (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshops, click HERE

NEWSLETTER: Stay up-to-date on all offerings for creative mamas from Who’s Your Mama Media, along with inspiration fixes and tips for staying creative, by signing up for my Stay Creative newsletter HERE!

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: And for a more personalized experience, my Stay Creative Facebook Group provides accountability, support, and inspiration for creative mamas who have already purchased the Workbook and/or attended a Workshop and want to take a deeper dive. Request to be added as a member HERE!

FOLLOW: And, as always, be sure to follow Who’s Your Mama on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.