Education and Family

Wholehearted Parenting

Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP

Wholehearted Parenting – SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH… NURTURE YOURSELF SO THAT YOU CAN NURTURE YOUR FAMILY

I’m so glad you’ve joined us today. We’re going to be talking about the importance of self-care for Moms.

Moms that I’ve met and worked with seem to share a common problem of not taking care of themselves. I’ve heard Moms say that they feel selfish and guilty if they do something for themselves.

Well, I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy” and there is some truth to that. Even though we’re told on an airplane to put our own oxygen masks on first before we put our child’s on….that is so counterintuitive to our mothering instincts.

So I decided that it was time to have a conversation on Wholehearted Parenting about the importance of Moms nurturing themselves so that they are able to nurture their family.

I’ve invited my guest, Lyss Stern to join my conversation today. When Lyss’ first son was born 10 years ago, she sought a way to meet other moms, but couldn’t find a single company catering to the needs of a new mother who didn’t want to ditch her social life and stilettos upon entering motherhood. It was then she created Divalysscious Moms, to bridge the gap between a glam, pre-baby lifestyle and post-baby parenthood. What started with just six friends has exploded into a group of nearly 500,000 – and growing – power moms who look to DivaMoms for curated, must-attend events and parent and kid fashion and recreation recommendations. Both global and local brands have recognized the power of the Diva Mom. She co-authored “If You Give a Mom a Martini…100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself” (Clarkson Potter), which was recently optioned to be made into a feature film, is the co-creator of the new NICK MOM short-form series STORYTIME FOR MOMS, and is a frequently called-upon source by top media including NBC, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, among many others.

Moms, give yourself the gift of time…stop, take a deep breath, and join our conversation. Give yourself the gift of self-care, not only for yourself but for your family.

Hope you’ll join us!