The other day I saw a link to a video on Facebook about Ali Smith’s new book called Momma Love; How the Mother Half Lives (release date May 1, 2013). As I watched her beautiful video about trying to gain community funding for the printing of her book I was struck by how similar her message is to ours here at CTWorkingMoms.com. The premise of Ali’s book is that if moms admit that mommyhood is hard, we feel like we’re bad parents. If moms admit to any kind of flaws, admit that we don’t do everything perfectly and don’t always know the right answer, we feel like failures. This is so true, isn’t it? I think Ali’s point is that we should celebrate (or at the very least be honest about) the highs, lows and all the middle parts of parenting.
Here’s the video I mentioned (I just love it!)
What we are trying to build here on the website is a feeling of sisterhood. A feeling that yeah, parenting is f*cking hard sometimes but we’re not the only ones that feel that way and we will get through the tough parts. A feeling of authenticity, vulnerability and honesty. That’s what our society needs more of. We moms, we are a sisterhood. We understand each other. We relate to each other. Deep down we want to be honest with each other. (I think that’s why our Confessions page is our most popular page)
Here’s to being real. Here’s to continuing to create a safe space for mommas to express all their thoughts & emotions about motherhood. And most of all, here’s to sisterhood. xo