The WMM Manifesto

WITH EVERY CHILD BORN, A MOTHER IS BORN

 

At Well Made Mama,

We love...

The loving genius that Mothers are capable of. We love the superhuman strength that Motherhood can convey. We love Mothers everywhere, for what they do, what they have given and what they will give. We love Mothers who are on top of their game, Mothers who don’t know how they’ll get through 'till tomorrow, and every Mother in between.

We believe that..

With every child born, a Mother is born as well. We believe that her mental health matters as much as her physical health. We believe that child care begins with Mother care, and that the health of the world begins with the health of its Mothers. We believe that every Mother deserves to understand her self, what helps her to feel her best and what may be standing in the way. We believe that the maintenance of your mind deserves as much attention as the maintenance of your home, your diet, your finances or your career (although they are not mutually exclusive.)

We do not believe that..

Paying attention to what goes on in your mind means that you are ill, eccentric, or ‘crazy’. We do not believe it is selfish for a Mother to want to feel happy and emotionally well, nor do we believe that the pursuit of happiness should drown out the many other experiences that can punctuate a full and rich life. We do not believe that Mothers should hesitate to discuss their thoughts, feelings and needs with others. We do not believe that, if a Mother is suffering, she should just ‘get on with it.’

We want to live in a world where..

Mothers minds matter. Mothers can choose to raise their children in a way that also honours their own health. Where a Mother’s productivity is given as much attention and support as a business’ productivity. Where Mothers can access and interpret scientific research that speaks to their unique needs. Where Mothers can feel empowered to put that research to use to help them create happy, productive lives for themselves and their families.

We are committed to...

Providing Mothers and Mothers-to-be, the information, honesty and skills they can use to enjoy the blessings, work through the trials, and shape the whole new world that Mothering will bring. We are committed to bringing Mothers sound scientific research that they can put to use in the creation of their best selves. We are committed to raising awareness around all of the incredible things a Mother's mind can do, and the best ways to support that mind as it juggles the complexities of the modern world. We are committed to educating Mothers on the link between their minds and their Mothering, what their minds need to feel and perform at their best, and empowering Mothers to make their needs known.