Guy!! Hello!! I have a big announcement to make and we’re going to do it old school blogging style for members. Drum roll please: THE SPIRITUAL MOTHERS CLUB HAS ARRIVED! The mom and baby merchandise of our literal dreams. Is here! What is live! Just in time to get your hands on it for Mother’s Day. 🙂
(YAYYY! And if you sign up for my newsletter, you’re basically having double the fun today because moms, we’re celebrating!)
MY GOD. That’s how it is. This crazy, fun idea that I’ve been dreaming in my head since Atticus was born has become a reality, and I’m so excited about it. Since the blog is where I share all my deepest thoughts and outpourings of heart, you guys will get the FULL story.
Are you ready for that?
Can you even handle Atticus in the line toddlers t-shirt? CAN’T! Coinciding with mom! And he was the most natural model ever! I die.
The Complete Story of the Spiritual Mothers Club //
When I first became a mother, I was truly shocked and in awe of the life change that had just occurred. I was stuck somewhere between elation and exhaustion, joy and panic, bliss and confusion, love and pain (so much pain lol), and HOW they say, it’s something absolutely no one can prepare you for. , in the best case. craziest way.
It was both emotionally blissful and tremendously exhausting. Actually, I’m STILL exhausted just thinking about that moment. You may know this if he has read or heard our birth story, but when he was born, Atticus had extremely severe jaundice. Not like the cute/”no big deal” kind of jaundice a lot of babies are born with, where a little sunlight and a few good poops will do the trick to get it out of their system.
Like the “these bilirubin levels are so alarmingly high we don’t really know what to tell you and we don’t know what’s wrong” type of jaundice where we immediately had to become their health advocates and set up shop right at the children’s hospital. while I was still hours away from recovering from the birth. The kind of jaundice that can damage the liver and brain, and our precious little man dropped to about 5 pounds during that time. It was twisted and terrifying.
So… we were in the hospital for two weeks while they ran test after test. We spent Christmas and New Years in the hospital. The days turned into nights and we didn’t know up from down, or right from left. We were bonding immensely with our angel boy, but we also had to keep him on a bed of blue light for 23 hours a day. Jonathan and I saw sides of each other that no one should. ever Has to do. Two worried, sleep-deprived new parents are truly a sight to behold, let me tell you.
That’s when I found out that Atticus was born with an outrageous force that could tear the whole damn earth apart, I swear. He didn’t stop smiling once. He indeed he is a spirit being from realms beyond. But that is a story for another day. He recovered and has been the healthiest little bean ever since. He is strong, vigorous, cheerful and a ball of joy. He is perfect.
In that sense, I always say that the best thing about entering motherhood was joining the CLUB of mothers that immediately supported me.. When we were in the hospital with Atticus during those terrifying days and nights of sleepless, teary eyes blending into an insane existence…it was my mother friends visiting us 10 times a day.
Like, mom friends that I wasn’t even necessarily very close with: they just understood. It was unspoken. Every time I looked at my phone, my friends who were moms (not to mention my OWN mom who never left our side!) had checked in, sent love, food, good energy, and I could feel their presence and love reaching out to us. surrounds. It’s something I’ll do never forget. And like I said, these weren’t all my best friends to begin with. These were all fellow MOMS who just got it.
From there, I made it my mission to return the favor to every new and longtime mom in my life. Being a mother has given me a new appreciation for ALL the mothers I know. And not just a mother, but a spiritual mother. Someone who lives in this world and feels tied to all the spiritual realms at the same time.
We are not just a moms club, we are a spiritual moms club. And I know that much of our community hasn’t become a mother yet, may not want children or may be in the process of trying, and I want you to know that I see that. This club is for everyone. Even if you just love a mom friend, sister, your own mom, this is for you! Nobody is left out.3
How it was channeled through:
So now you’ve heard the birth story in a little more depth and understand how becoming a part of the maternity club changed my life and made me feel so nurtured and supported. Beyond that, an idea for a merchandising line, a center, a community, a spiritual community for moms began to funnel through… (because I’m a serial entrepreneur, a triple air sign who never stops dreaming and do, what can I say?).
I loved connecting with other moms immediately after having Attie, but I also had a lot of experiences where I felt super out of place. I signed up for so many mom groups and a lot of them were not my scene at all. I’m a bit alternative, out there, spiritual, different, deep, you know… you understand me. I didn’t feel the connection in a lot of these groups where the moment class was over the moms would run to their cars with their strollers and refuse to have a conversation with anyone lol. Did it feel like no one was there to make friends?
But then through my doula and my postpartum doula, I really connected with my people. Fellow moms who felt a lot like me. And although we are all different, we share many similar values. People I’d like to be friends with, even if we didn’t all have kids the same age, you know? From there, I felt this deep, innate desire to create a community of moms that I could really vibrate with that would extend beyond this small group. I felt like this was something I needed to bring to the TBB community.
Then one day, when Attie was about 8 weeks old, it hit me: spiritual. Moms. Club. I’m creating a spiritual club of fucking mothers. I imagine this will be so big for you, like meetings, classes, events, all the things. But tbh the first thing that was channeled was the clothes. I’m a merch girl at heart, always have been since my days at OG TBV Apparel.
It’s fun! It’s not that the clothes are super lucrative (it’s never about that for me), it just feels like a tangible way to connect. If you see another mom on the street wearing a Spiritual Moms Club t-shirt and her baby is wearing the Spiritual Babies Club, wouldn’t you want to strike up a conversation with them right away? I sure would!
Combining my spirituality with my motherhood is ultimately what has kept my head straight all this time. And finding a community to do it was the icing on the cake.
So the merchandise is here!! released today! Just in time for Mother’s Day!! For you. For a mom friend, or for your own mom! And beyond matching mommy and baby tees, we’ve also got crew neck tees (two styles!), yoga shorts (wow! ) Stickers are so fun and cute for your water bottle, notebook, journal , computer, iPhone, what do you have!
You can buy at this link. Please let me know of any questions below, and send me a comment and some love if you decide to purchase! Also, follow @spiritualmomsclub on IG for all the latest magic, photos, videos and maternity content. I may even start writing poems there again. You never know. 😉
I am SO excited about this new direction and so absolutely thrilled to introduce it to you. Many thanks to my longtime designer Anelise (who is an amazing mother of two) for creating these designs, my team at Dear Media for helping bring them to life, my team at TBB for all the amazing work to bring them to life. . , and to all the mothers for their support along the way.
And most of all, thanks to Atticus, for making me a mom. <3
I LOVE YOU ALL!! Let’s celebrate today! WOW!