I am really excited to be involved in a beautiful book project called Love Letters for New Mothers - put together by Gayle Berry, the founder of Blossom & Berry, author and international expert on baby massage & yoga, mother to three & love creator.
The book is a beautiful collection of letters containing wisdom and advice from mothers across the world - aimed at helping new mothers. I have contributed a letter, written from the heart, with the aim of sharing some of my own humble experiences so far.
I am also lucky enough to have had a sneak preview of some of the letters and I must say they are wonderful, beautiful and full of heartfelt advice and support. It is exactly the kind of book that I would have loved to have read when I was new to becoming a mum.
"...becoming a mother is like discovering a superpower
that has been lying dormant for years.
If you trust your intuition,
you will know what to do and
you will be the amazing mother that I know you can be."
The book covers all aspects of new mothering, includes inspirational quotes and encourages all mothers to reach out, connect and pass on their experience and wisdom. All profits from the book go to PANADAS Foundation (reg charity 1149485) and Blossom & Berry’s charitable project with Love Support Unite (reg charity 1162406) supporting mother and baby health in Malawi. I know Gayle through the baby massage and baby yoga training I did with her and Blossom and Berry and she is on a mission to support new mums through baby massage and yoga. This is just one of the wonderful projects she is involved with.
I am attending a launch event on Sunday 24th June in London where copies of the book will be available and there will be a bit of a celebration. I will also pre-order some copies so that any of my new mums can get hold of a copy when it is ready. I will also be sharing some of the letters in my postnatal and baby classes as I think some of the support and wisdom is so needed.
It is a truly wonderful project and I am honoured and excited to be taking part in this book - I can't wait to see it in print!
About the Book:
Love Letters For New Mothers - Collected wisdom from mothers across the world
by Blossom & Berry and friends
A beautiful collection of wisdom from mothers across the world for new mothers.
Blossom & Berry teachers and friends of Blossom & Berry have shared their experiences of motherhood honestly and authentically to support new mothers through a series of love letters. The book covers all aspects of new mothering, includes inspirational quotes and encourages all mothers to reach out, connect and pass on their experience and wisdom.
All profits from the book go to PANADAS Foundation (reg charity 1149485) and Blossom & Berry’s charitable project with Love Support Unite (reg charity 1162406) supporting mother and baby health in Malawi.
“We are born of love. Love is our mother”- Rumi
Sneak Preview of the Book:
Here is a short snippet from my letter...
Welcome to the world of motherhood - a crazy, exciting, wonderful world that I never knew existed before my little one was born. Motherhood is a huge adventure, a new exciting challenge – tiring, beautiful, hard work and full of love all in the same breath.
For me motherhood has been a journey that I was really not prepared for and a lot harder than I expected. To be honest I really don’t know what I expected when I decided that I wanted to become a mother, but what has been surprising is just now much it has changed me as a woman and altered the course of my life. I hope this does the same to you too. Whether you are a pregnant mama or a new mama with a tiny newborn looking to gain advice, I would like to say that motherhood is an awesome journey and I am so glad that you have decided to enter the most special phase of your life so far."
I can't wait to share the finished book with you when it arrives! I will have it available to buy on my website or collect in person when it is published. You will also be able to buy it via amazon.co.uk in print and ebook format.
Sending lots of love out to all you new mamas right now.