Mother's Day Eve: This Party Is Just for the Mamas

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Holy cow, I have invented a holiday.

Mother’s Day Eve®. And you are invited.

When I was a new mom, I felt isolated, tired, overwhelmed and often guilty. Then I met a group of other new moms. We told the truth. We laughed. We cried. We found our way together. And then had more babies.

I started Mother’s Day Eve® because relationships with other moms gave me strength. My community made tantrums and tired days into something funny, bearable and doable. They made the great moments meaningful because they were shared.

Mother’s Day Eve® is a party by moms, for moms on the night before Mother’s Day.

I started Mother’s Day Eve® because there needed to be a moment where moms came together to celebrate each other—they could celebrate with their families the next day, but we needed an evening of me-time. Together.

Other moms—they can make you feel judged, supported, validated, and insecure all at the same time.

But here’s the deal: We need each other. We are in this together.

I want to encourage you to rally your community of moms (new moms, old moms, stepmoms, aspiring moms, grandmothers; it's all the same. MOMS). The Saturday night before Mother’s Day, come together. Line up the sitters and ditch the dads, because this party is just for the mamas.

The first Mother’s Day Eve® had 45 women. By year three, we were at 450. By year four, it had become the springboard for me to launch Mamalode. Bring your peeps together; you never know what might come of it.

Stay tuned over the coming days and weeks to learn how to host your own Mother’s Day Eve party and celebrate the sisterhood of motherhood. It’s easy. It’s meaningful. It’s powerful. It’s fun.

We are in this together. Let’s make it a party.

Mother's Day Eve

Elke

Publisher of Mamalode

Founder of Mother’s Day Eve®

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