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Name & age: Kelley, 38
Kids: Marina 18, Sierra 17, Trinda 14, Krysta 13, Nevara 8, Aurelia 3, Eudora, 1
What does being a woke mama mean to you?
Being a woke mom means being non judgmental, empathetic and informed.
What made you choose gentle parenting? And what is your favourite aspect of it?
I chose gentle parenting because its how I feel in my heart. We have always spent all of our time as a family because that’s what feels right.
Little ones are so impressionable and I think the world would be a much better place if our children all felt safe and loved from the beginning.
Most awesome moment so far?
I have so many over the 18 years, but I think my favorite was last year when I took all 7 of my daughters on a 3 state road trip for a week by myself! We had the best time!
Biggest struggle so far? How do you cope with stressful moments?
I think all of our struggles have come from medical issues, as a couple of my girls have needed surgeries. We just take it one day at a time and are thankful that things aren’t worse.
How do you juggle work with gentle parenting?
I own my own business so I’m lucky that all of my girls have gone to work with me as babies. It’s a lot of work but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Any advice you would give to new mums?
Hold your babies as much as possible. You will never get that time back and the bond you gain is amazing. Everything else can wait.
What’s on your soundtrack to your first year of being a Woke Mama?
All the songs from Moana!
Follow the incredible, awe-inspiring super mama Kelley and her 7 daughters on Instagram @MotherofSisters
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