I’d like to pass on to all of my readers, and your friends as well, the link to a newly established blog entitled Mama Dazz.
Although it’s not a WordPress blog, the author has been a part of the blogging world for quite some time. She writes a holistic health and wellness blog, as well as a blog about her two growing, beautiful, and precocious daughters.
Inspired by her work in healthcare, a recent pregnancy and birth, an interest in advocating for women of all ages, and an inherent value which respects choice and agency, Mama Dazz has created a personal blog in which she hopes to connect with mom’s especially, but also with women in general.
In part, she hopes to share stories of and about her own personal journey as a memoir for her daughters. In her belief that words empower women and help to build strong future generations of women, she is excited to invite readers to share their stories as well.
She wants her girls to grow up with an understanding of their world and with the ability to feel confident as they take up their place within their own communities and families. Part of the challenge Mama Dazz faces, teaching her children to be the best human beings that they can be, is to encourage her girls to learn from the words, beliefs and choices that others make.
Mama is starting simply. With a focus on motherhood, because that is so much a part of her days and nights with a 3-year-old and a new baby, and a job, and family and friends, she has begun this journey by asking other mothers to share their stories. From her blog…
One of my goals for Mama Dazz is to serve as a curator of a compilation of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and motherhood stories. I want to collect and safely keep your words, thoughts, hopes and fears and share them with other mama’s who could benefit from reading about your unique experiences. I have written out both of my babies birth stories and I believe that this has been helpful in remembering, empowering, and healing me. I love reading mama stories! If you have never shared your story (or even if you have millions of times!) I would love if you would allow me to be the keeper of your words.
Please submit your stories to IAmMamaStories@gmail.com. Photos are welcomed and encouraged as long as you have permissions/rights for me to share them!
Topics may include (but are not limited to) pre-pregnancy and the decision to become a mother or not, pregnancy, loss or health problems during pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum and the 4th trimester, breastfeeding/bottle feeding, body image, and just about anything else that you think might benefit another woman to read or would be healing for you to write about!
I admit, if you haven’t guessed at this point, that I have a familial connection to this author. Aside from that, I completely agree that sharing stories and experiences is a connection that is invaluable to women. I know that Mama hopes to open a path for woman to seek out and share both joy and pain, happiness and heartbreak, frustration and opinion. Her door is open and she will welcome your words.
I have a varied following at I am therefore I write. I hope that Mama Dazz will speak to many of you, and you will consider sharing your words. If you know of others who might be interested, please feel free to pass the link or email on as well.
Lastly, my personal opinion…there is no age limit to motherhood. There is no right or wrong to the emotions and feelings one experiences on the journey, rather that is occurring now, or rather that journey has long ago passed. If I am to be honest, the definition of motherhood is fluid and we may pass through varied stages and take on seemingly endless persona, yet the characteristics of mothering can still be found within our actions and words. We do not need to have biological children to mother. We do not even need to have children in order to experience the emotions and depth involved in mothering. What we must have however, as women, is the respect for each other that allows for choice, that allows for the decision to become a mother or not, with clear understanding that no one has a right to decide for us, for any woman, which path she should take.