We’re nearing the finish line, or at least that is what I’m telling myself.
Last spring, my writing friend Alexa Bigwarfe approached me about a “special project.” While she lives in South Carolina and I’m in California, we’ve grown to be fast virtual friends in the social media and blogging space.
Her blog, No Holding Back, focuses on parenthood and losing a child. My blog, Breadwinning Mama, largely highlights the juggle of work and kids. She stays home. I commute to an office. She volunteers like a crazy woman. I pop in and out. She handles the day-to-day household chores. I outsource and reign in my husband to do the laundry. The list goes on …
Still, despite our many differences, we respect one another. In a world that often divides mothers, placing them in different camps and asking them to justify their choices, we realized the “mommy wars” are so 2000. Trying to be “supermom” is ridiculous – she does not exist.
Don’t get us wrong, we are committed mothers wishing to raise amazing kids, but we’ve learned to pick our battles.
All moms face a zillion modern-day stresses, so we’ve put together a book addressing topics like morning routines, the social media time suck, meal planning, making mom friends and beyond. We’ve gathered diverse mom voices from around the country to share tips and tricks, and as our book will reveal, there is no “one way” to beat the mom stresses.
“Lose the Cape” (fingers crossed) will make its debut this spring, and if you subscribe to the Lose the Cape blog now, you can grab a free chapter.
This has truly been a passion project, but one we believe can benefit and uplift all moms trying to raise great kids. We want you to embrace motherhood and all of the chaos. And most importantly, we want moms to recognize it is time to “Lose the Cape.”
Check it out, and I’ll keep you post on the official book launch date.