Woke Mama: Courtney


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Name & age: Courtney, 29

Baby: Sena, 10 months

What does being a woke mama mean to you?

Being aware of this world, this life. Making conscious decisions for myself and my family. Trying to make better decisions than my parents, so that my children know who they are and how powerful they are and that there are no limits.

What made you choose gentle parenting? And what is your favourite aspect of it?

I feel like I have discovered so much as an adult. I always was a curious child, but that’s the way my guardians raised me – I dare not share my curiosity or question how anything was done.

I don’t want to force anything on my children. I want them to have a voice and be aware and become their own person and be great at whatever they want!

Most awesome moment so far?

Seeing them smile or just randomly say, I love you.

Biggest struggle so far? How do you cope with stressful moments?

Recently I’ve been eating to deal with stress. That’s no bueno! So I am trying to get back into meditation and working out to keep my sanity and peace.

My biggest struggle so far has been leaving my babies to go to work. So I’m working on building my brand so I can be with them full time.

How do you juggle work with gentle parenting?

For now, I have laid down ground rules for daycare and family, of what my expectations are for my babies.

Any advice you would give to new mums?

Go with the flow! Don’t force anything, listen to your body and pay attention to your baby.

What’s on your soundtrack to your first year of being a Woke Mama?

Hmmmm…. every morning i listen to Backseat Freestyle by Kendrick Lamar.

Follow Courtney on Instagram and check out her plant-based tattoo and skin care company Beards + Things. We in <3.

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