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Name & age: Brandy, 33
Kids: Kennedy,11, Karter, 4 and Kaiza, 8 months
How did you end up doing gentle parenting?
I am a childhood therapist and have embodied this message as a way to support parents and use with my own children.
What does being a woke mama mean to you?
Raising my “whole” children. Physically, Socially, emotionally, spiritually, as well as cognitively. Nurturing all they embody as individuals.
Most awesome moment so far?
Observing them in their natural elements and environments. Watching them use the tools as well as their natural instincts and creative mind. I’m like “okay I’m doing something right”!
Biggest struggle so far? How do you cope with stressful moments?
Raising conscious children while I’m still learning to be conscious myself. I am ever evolving alongside my children.
It has been a challenge being a woman while raising little women. But we flourish and cry together and we all are okay with that.
How do you juggle work with gentle parenting?
I currently work full time as a school therapist. One thing I do so I’m able to be a gentle parent is set boundaries. I don’t pick up computers, check emails, or answer calls when I am off work; I am their mommy… I am that and nothing else.
Any advice you would give to new mums?
Be aware of your own childhood traumas and experiences. Use that to guide you. The challenges will push you to become a better human. Face them and don’t allow them to consume you.
Enjoy the small moments and don’t compare your parenthood journey to no one.
Gentle parents raise gentle humans. Be gentle with yourself first!
What’s on your soundtrack to your first year of being a Woke Mama?
Who runs the world….Girls!!!
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