Hello Beautiful Mamas! Are you ready for No SHAME November?
For the month of November, I am inviting you to join us for 30 days of No Shame!
Why No Shame?
As moms, we talk A LOT about Mom Guilt, but REALLY it is Shame that is the problem. Shame expert, Brene Brown explains the difference between shame and guilt. This is a must read for any mom who is struggling with the coined term “mom guilt”. You will see that feeling guilty is not a bad thing. Feeling guilty, means we care. It means we are able to feel remorse. Shame is when it takes an ugly turn to mean that we are unworthy, less than or a bad mom, a bad employee or bad spouse.
The mom shame game is real and it effects us deeply. If left unchecked, it can lead to depression, without us even knowing it.
Why Should I Join?
I am doing the challenge specifically for Moms because as Moms, we are pulled in so many directions. Our time is split up into so many different areas of life, it is HARD to feel like we are doing a good job, let alone thriving in any area.
Remember when you were single and you only had to balance your dating life, your career, your home and maybe a side hustle? Then you added a spouse and you have to take into consideration their schedule? THEN you add children and everything changes because you still have the career, the home, the side hustle, the spouse and you have to figure it all out around your children’s schedule!! (Oh and did I mention, self-care, that always seems to get forgotten! )
We are surviving, not thriving! Because of this, we feel like we SUCK at everything. At least I do. If that is not you, then you are freak of nature and we could still use you in our challenge to help support the other moms that are feeling bad about where they are. One of the main goals, you will see below, is to create a community where we just remind each other we are not alone and we are doing a good job! It is FREE, so join the community and give out virtual hugs, tell another mom you have been there, you get it! 🙂
So, what is this #NoShameNovember Challenge?
Mom guilt/Mom shame comes in many forms and we are taking them ALL on this November!
- We shame ourselves based on our expectations
- We shame ourselves based on what we think others will think
- We are shamed by others, sometimes too subtle to notice, and
- Intentionally or not we shame other Moms
The goal is that by the end of this month, we will be aware of these four areas of shame in our everyday lives AND have ways to combat them. Also, we will have created a community where we can support other moms!
How Does it Work?
I will kick the challenge off with an email to walk you through the details of the challenge. I will send you a weekly email sharing examples of shaming and an action item! If we are going to beat Mom Shame we need to change our mindset and get clear about why we even feel the way we do! It’s going to take at least 30-days to see a change in mindset!
Sign up now and invite your friends, family tribe! This affects all Mamas. We are in this together!
I am considering setting up a Facebook group to bring together this community of Mom’s, so we can share our stories, our struggles and build each other up! Check back for the link or if you are signed up for the challenge you will receive the link in your inbox!
Excited to take on Shame!