Woke Mama: Stacey

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Want to know WTF a Woke Mama is? Each week, we’re introducing awesome women who are making the world a kinder place, one happy baby at a time.

Name & age: Stacey, 33

Kids: Ryver Willow (pronounced River), 3 years and Forrest Wilder, 1.5 years

What does being a woke mama mean to you?

Demonstrating and conveying compassion through spiritual awareness.

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

Gentle parenting came naturally, I can’t imagine any other way. Holding space to process emotion seems vital when raising gentle human beings.

Most awesome moment so far?

My children and their ever growing bond.

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

Raising two children just 18 months apart is testing. Deep breaths and the outdoors help!

Before that, boobing was life! We’re 6 months nursing free. Both children finishing up at the same time.

How do you juggle work with gentle parenting?

I went back to work briefly. It is achievable. I used a much considered, reputable nursery and continued to breastfeed throughout. After my second pregnancy I never went back.

Any advice you would give to new mums?

Slow, take things real slow. Everything, absolutely everything else can wait.

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

Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is

Follow this woke AF mama on her wellness and empowerment community platform DownAttheRiver.com and on the gram as @DownAttheRiver as well as @WarriorWomanEvents – check our her Woke Mamas feature of co-founders Cle and Jessie here! Cosmic love *_*

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