We all have a purpose in life, but finding it and tapping into what it really is, is often a trying journey.
As mothers that journey becomes even harder. We focus our energy on caring for our children and others, and the journey to finding our purpose for life is clouded by the day to day of being a mom.
But when all hope is lost, in comes Shama Dominique of Mommies With Purpose! I had been following Shama for a little while and was beyond excited when she accepted the invitation to be a part of Mompreneur Mondays. And our first encounter did not disappoint.
Driven by God to find her own purpose, Shama saw that women, mommies in particular needed that motivation and guidance to also find their purpose in life and truly live in it.
Starting as an event designer with her husband, Shama didn’t originally see herself as the inspirational force that she is today. She was dedicated to making the designing business her thing until she started dabbling in creating a platform for moms.
Have you ever felt stressed out? Job, family, life in general getting you down, making you anxious, paranoid, angry or scared etc.
What if I told you that these feelings are normal and you aren’t alone. What’s more important to know is that help for your mental health is available, important and doesn’t make you a crazy person. It actually makes you smarter.
We are human and we have to protect our mental state. For that I am so thankful for people like my childhood friend Brittany Bronson.
Brittany is a wife, mother, friend, sister social worker, therapist and much more. She’s making major moves to eliminate the stigma of mental health. Especially for people of color.
While mental health is important for all people, people of color have suffered through mental health issues for decades refusing treatment. Much of this comes from the idea that therapy isn’t needed, or pure denial that they are suffering from any mental condition.
Another major problem is accessibility. There aren’t as many therapist in the areas where people of color primarily reside, and the nearest ones are often outside of the budget for the people in these communities.
Hey Mama! What’s your birth story?
If you haven’t given birth yet, how are you envisioning that heartwarming day?
We all have some idea of what we want delivery to look like when we’re expecting our child. Whether it be our first, second or tenth! However things don’t always go as planned, some of those things can be avoided if only our voices were really being heard.
I don’t know about you but I certainly knew how my body was feeling from the beginning of my pregnancy with my daughter until the end. Even with my recent miscarriage I kept feeling that something was off and unlike with our daughter I had this fear of losing our second child, well before it ever happened.
But I didn’t feel empowered to tell anyone. After my first pregnancy, and the doctors not listening to me when I said I was ready I didn’t believe they would listen to me about something being off about my second pregnancy.
The problem is that this happens all too often to women. And while miscarriage was hard some moms never make it home.
This can all be changed. And that’s where this week’s feature Nicole Grant-Williams comes in.
Nicole also noticed the problems in our hospitals. Women dying when they didn’t have to. Babies having no mother because a doctor didn’t simply listen, or do an extra check. After her own journey she started to research alternatives to birthing. And it led her to becoming a Doula, and starting The Well Mommy and The New Jersey Doula Association.
Have you ever read a caption or an email and thought “Well, that was well written!”?
I know that I have, several times. As an entrepreneur, I’ve even kept a few and researched how to make my own emails better.
Well at the time I had no clue that many of those amazing emails and captions I was reading were curated by a professional copywriter. Not the person who was sending the email.
Copywriting isn’t easy either, they have to make us feel like it’s coming straight from the brand that we’re expecting to hear from. They also have to make that brand happy with the messaging that’s going out to their audience.
It’s a lot of work, so imagine balancing a copywriting business with motherhood and being a woman in general. That’s what Tara, founder of Ms. Methodical does on a daily basis.
But Tara wasn’t always a copywriter. Like many women Tara went through a variety of careers and businesses that led her back to her passion of writing. Pre-COVID she ran an in house daycare. Prior to that she was working as a legal administrative assistant, something that she hated but was good at. It certainly wasn’t her passion.
Alena Michelle is an accountability coach and mompreneur. Becoming a mother opened her eyes to the sad reality that many mothers loose their identities in motherhood. Throughout her own journey to find herself Alena learned that making herself a priority helped her to become a better mother to her daughter and a better wife to her husband.