**I wrote this piece just before the horrifying tragedy unfolded in Connecticut. So many of the victims were children of the same age that I discuss here, and I know that their parents must have been every bit as enchanted with them as I am with my own 7-year-old. The agony and despair that these … Continue reading
Since the kidney transplant that saved my life in 2000, I’ve been on fire to do whatever I can, in whatever time I have left, to empower and celebrate women. This of course is all based on my own dis-empowering experiences as a child and then as a married mother of four. Joy Rose, MediaMom™ writes the first day of every month for MamaBlogger365, raising awareness for the Museum Of Motherhood, through Mamazina Magazine and JoinMama sites. Join her each Wed. at 7pm (EST) on MingleMediaTV for music, commentary & mom culture.
When I’m lonely, I reach out. When I feel forgotten, I remember. When I want to receive love, I give love. And, when I want to live in grace, I release all expectations. It’s always the same- If you do have pain, longing or disconnectedness – transforming those moments into joy by sharing something positive with another. Joy Rose, founder of Mamapalooza Inc., writes for the MamaBlogger365 Initiative, raising awareness for the Motherhood Museum in 2011.
I have been in a “blended” family for about 10 years now. I think the idea of “blended” is a bit of a misnomer. It suggests a certain fluidity, a certain smoothness, a certain coming together as one that has never quite characterized my family. The unit I’ve created with my partner and children has always felt so disrupted, so cobbled together, so ill-fitted that it has, in many ways, been a source of angst and even pain for me. If you think you’d like to write for the MamaBlogger365 initiative, raising awareness and funds for the Museum Of Motherhood, contact MamazinaMagazine@gmail.com
Imagine, if you will, a cosmic kitchen where a little sign announces that the child-advocate-vegetarian-eco-Kosher-Goddess is trading in her apron for the day in order to explore the world’s stage or at the very least, treat herself to a mani-pedi. My very essence, in fact seems inexplicably intertwined in a delicate dance that my “Diva” side does with the “Mama” side. Shira Adler, The Diva Mama, writes for MamaBlogger365 at Mamazina Magazine, raising awareness for the Museum Of Motherhood in New York City.
Okay, so you turn the calendar to a new year and suddenly you think something should change. You’ll get those pesky 20 pounds off once and for all! You will finally quit smoking. Or you’ll definitely get promoted or change jobs this year. Or perhaps this is the year you will have a better relationship … Continue reading
Like many girls who came of age in the households of Second Wave feminists, I saw my mother’s copy of Ms. Magazine with the image of Wonder Woman on the cover and thought, “Yep. That’s awesome. I totally want to be Wonder Woman.” I was told I could have it all, even if that’s not exactly what I saw playing out in my own home.
Last week I found myself talking to 3 different moms about not being attached to the outcome. What does this consist of? TRUST, that’s a big word. To trust from the bottom of my heart that we are doing the right thing, doing the best we can, for ourselves and our family. Trusting that lone, even if things don’t work-out, even if our feelings may end up crushed. I am learning how to trust my in-stints, go with the moment and not be attached to the outcome. There is something so beautiful about being a women, being a mom- we cuddle our cubs till death do us part. At times we give away our power of motherhood not trusting our instincts. Attachments to the outcome of our lives only set us back.