Today’s guest is Radio Theology co-host and occasional-co-host of the Born to Be Podcast Lisa Graft. A few years ago Lisa was feeling unsettled in motherhood – feeling like there wasn’t a place for her because moms were either “hot messes” or “Pinterest perfect.” The truth is that most moms are actually somewhere in the middle.
In order to help herself and moms just like her hold true to their identities, focus on self-care in the midst of chaos, and move forward in motherhood free of mom guilt and judgment, she created the I Am Mother of the Year movement that’s now growing every single day. By sharing her “mess” first, Lisa knows that genuine community is created when we’re honest with ourselves and others.
And talk about a crazy dream – Lisa’s dream is to change mom culture in America to one of encouragement (instead of judgment) by equipping moms with Mother of the Year award STICKERS to pass out to other moms. Yes, she’s selling stickers to moms who probably have a sticker hiding on themselves somewhere right now!
Be inspired by Lisa’s story today, and share the episode with a mama who might need a safe place to connect with other moms.
About the I Am Mother of the Year Movement:
The I Am Mother of the Year movement started when Lisa felt as though she was drowning in motherhood, focused only on the negative in every day. One day she sarcastically gave herself the Mother of the Year award because it was her 3rd night in a row feeding Josie peanut butter and jelly for dinner, when it hit her. That even if her day couldn’t possibly get any worse, she was going to give herself the Mother of the Year award for something. And as she started doing that, her perspective changed because she was looking for the good in her day, instead of being swallowed by the bad.
Her mission through I Am Mother of the Year is to create a tribe of moms who are encouraged, celebrated, and committed to helping other moms feel the same way. Through our Facebook group, you can post your mama victories big and small, and through our stickers and t-shirts, you can celebrate yourself and other moms you know or see who are totally rocking this mom thing.
Follow Lisa and Join the Movement:
Instagram: @lisagraft @iammotheroftheyear
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