It was at Stationery Academy in 2012 that I first met Sara Moore, a fellow creative and paper designer. We hit it off, and in the past year her family moved to Oklahoma from Houston. We have semi-regular lunches, especially in those last few months before both of our babies were born (her third, my second). We hash out kid issues, work conundrums, and compare notes on babies. She’s one of my tribe.
She emailed me a few months ago to ask if I would be a part of her gang. And naturally I was like, “Well, I don’t need to hear another word about it. Just consider me in. I’ll cut someone for you.” And she was like, “No knives needed.” Because what she’s starting is a fabulous passion project. In her words:
It’s called #mother, which is about a real, authentic connection between all mothers in order to build a community without judgement. The video below and the website illustrate this better than any words I could probably write. Also, make sure to sign the manifesto and browse around on the site to learn more about the founding ambassadors aka The Mom Gang as well as the #mothershirt – which will be your new favorite tee I’m sure of it! For a limited time, if you sign the manifesto you get 15% off your purchase of a #mothershirt (or two or three…) The would make great presents for Mother’s Day! Over the next week, I’ll be sharing more about #mother and our plans for its future and how we are going to bring this community together. For now, I would love for you to join the #mothermovement by signing the manifesto and sharing it with your friends and family!
Over lunch we chatted about #Mother and what it means to her. I remember those first few lonely months after I’d had Jude. I didn’t have a community of other mom friends, and it was incredibly hard. This go-around with Archer is light years different. Community – tribes – people who really get you – whatever you want to call it: this is what life is all about. With a bajillion mommy blogs and allllll the opinions on The Way To Do Things, #Mother is about ending the mommy wars and building community.
I’m happy to be included as a founding ambassador along with a few other girlfriends. The future of the #mothermovement is to gather enough #mothers in cities across the US to start connecting women locally and doing meetups/events in their city. Events us mommas would actually want to go to.
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