The idea for The Wholy Mama Journal came to me at 2am one morning, while I sat feeding my beautiful baby girl. I was staring down at her, a gigantic smile on my face, drinking in her intoxicating scent, playing with her tiny fingers and feeling every cell in my body bursting with love and gratitude. I love being a mama, I love being her mama. How can I hold onto this feeling forever?!
Then a quote from Rumi popped into my head and wouldn’t let go: “Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.”
As I sat there in the early hours of the morning, I was reminded that the more we express what we are truly grateful for, the more we have to be grateful for. That’s how the Universe works. That’s the answer — gratitude.
Now, I’ve had a very solid gratitude practice for years, but I wanted to express it more. I wanted to write it down. I wanted to hold onto those precious moments and never forget them. And I had a sneaking suspicion that I wasn’t the only mama who felt that way…
So with that in mind, I imagined a tool that could be used to capture those feelings of intense mama-gratitude surging through my heart, and that could also amplify them. A sacred space just for me. A keepsake to give my baby girl one day, if I wish. And a memento for me in the decades to come when my babies have all grown up and flown the nest.
I also wanted to create a space for me to get intentional about how I show up each day — after all, as the author Annie Dillard so perfectly states, how we spend our days is how we spend our lives. And that, sweet friend, is how The Wholy Mama Journal was born.
So this is your safe space to come home to. To begin and round out your day. No matter what happens in your day (or night), you can show up here just for yourself. It doesn’t have to be 30 minutes, it could simply be three! There’s no judgement, no rules, only love.
This journal can be your cheerleader, your refuge, and your nourishment all at once. I got you. You are so seen, so heard, and so incredibly worthy. And mama, on behalf of your babes, you’re doing an amazing job. Never forget that.
P.S. You can pick from 4 different colours and get YOUR name engraved on the top, how special is that!
Enjoy, I created this for you!