I recently read an article in the New York Times about motherhood and how celebrities and real moms are judged by such an unrealistic standard.
Many mothers are uncomfortable being REAL and sharing the ugly side of motherhood. As beautiful as motherhood is, as you know, it can also be ugly.
Celebrities lie. Their fashion and delivery are chronicled in a tabloid magazine (for compensation) and then a mere few weeks later they are back to skinny jeans on the red carpet.
No one mentioned how (celebrities) starve self while noshing on puree baby food and popping pills.
The real deal is that we have to stop faking the funk and be comfortable with empowering others about the beautiful and not so beautiful as it relates to motherhood and reinvention.
I am excited to be a part of a movement to change the ‘brand’ of motherhood.
This fall I will host a show on a network called Brand: Mom and its as authentic as I am.
And, my good friend, Jill Scott, has written the foreword for my book, The Brand New Mommy: From Branding To Babies to Bliss (learn how to renew your life) scheduled to hit your hands on November 13th and the book is truly a gem to create your best chapter post childbirth.
The projects are inspired from my challenges with being a biological first-time mom at 40 and completely falling off the cliff because I simply did not know how to get back to center.
BNM, let’s change the dialogue and look of motherhood. Tell a friend/sister going through a storm that it will be okay and provide her with an authentic story — yours.
Here’s to reinvention!