Friday, May 1, 2015

Honoring Motherhood

Motherhood is both a noble and humanizing journey.  There few paths in life that require so much strength, calm, organization, and compassion, and few that demand as much sacrifice or that take a more profound toll on our bodies and minds.  Motherhood can be joyful - filled with the deepest love imaginable.  Motherhood can be painful - testing our limits and sorrow.  Being a mother is being alive.  Living the full spectrum of existence, from the highest peaks to the lowest valleys and everything in between.

It is odd then that we take just one day in May to try to honor all that motherhood is.  Moms (and dads) certainly deserve a special day, but the journey of parenting is so significant, we believe it needs at least a month of ongoing attention to bring to light just a small portion of the glorious spectrum of motherhood.

Here at the Holistic Moms Network, we believe in Mom's Month.  We want to dedicate the entire month of May to mothers and mothering.  Our goal is not only to bring attention to the highs and lows of parenting, but also to demonstrate the importance of supporting and empowering mothers each and every single day.    The Holistic Moms Network is built on a very simple idea: moms matter.  Moms matter because they are birthing and raising the next generation.  Moms go to enormous lengths to do what is best for their children, in pregnancy, birth, and parenting.  We make choices every minute of every day on how to feed our children, how to teach our children, how to show our children their connection with the world around them.  The choices aren't always easy, but with information, resources, support, and community, moms can be empowered to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.  Joining together in community opens up a world of possibilities and gives us the strength to make optimal choices, no matter how popular or unpopular.  Nothing gives a mother wings like a supportive community.

Help to empower mothers all month long.  We want all mothers to fly with the wind at their backs.  Your donation to the Holistic Moms Network during May can be that wind.  You can drive change by being a supporting member, a local or national Sponsor, or a donor to our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Join us and make moms matter in May.

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