2getherments stands for being unconditionally empathic. And when it comes to unconditional empathy, what better example to take than Motherhood? This article is dedicated to all our supermoms. Mothers are expected to perform household chores flawlessly and hold up a successful job, all while bringing up perfect children! This might lead them to stress, unnecessary competition, and eventual burnout.
Our Indian ancestors had a better approach, they said, “It takes a village to raise a child”, and they cheerfully provided that village. Whether staying with just their parents or in a larger family, every child in an Indian community would invariably grow up together. With doors between houses open at all times, children would run in and out of different homes, spending most of their time outdoors.
Outdoors time has been proven to have immense value in improving children's health, immunity, and social awareness. Further, exposure to a group of different people outside of their immediate family no doubt helped children build their confidence. Hearing different languages and viewpoints helped them develop their own perspectives. Perhaps most importantly, allowing a child access to a community of caregivers helped Indian mothers take a well-deserved break.
Motherhood is a tough job and it's easy to get too carried away in the nitty-gritty of daily chores to be able to enjoy it. With the support of a community full of caregivers, it was easier to share parenting concerns and get good advice from others who had reared children. Sometimes, that's what can make the biggest difference meeting other mothers to realize you're not alone with your worries! From sharing each other's proud moments to expressing parenting concerns, just talking to another mom can greatly reduce a mother's stress.
At 2getherments, we hope to connect moms to a community that can provide them the support they so greatly deserve. So, dear moms, remember who you were before you had that baby? Rediscover yourself, and have some fun! Organize a kitty party. Breathe deeply over yoga. Sit in a community garden and smell the herbs. Set up a playdate for your kids. Make new friends, and laugh a lot! All while knowing your children are being well taken care of. Have fun, with other moms just like you.