Why is it that we struggle with wanting to be more than mom?
When I began this blogging journey, it was about two main things.
- Surviving the loss of my daughter Kathryn.
- Spreading awareness about TTTS and other maternal, infant, and children’s health issues as an advocate.
I believe I have, and will continue to do those things.
I have found that I love using my voice to have an impact on our world and society. I love sharing what I learn and being a part of the bigger picture. I love to give back.
But I have found something else along the way as well. I love having a purpose that is bigger than me and bigger than just being a mom.
I know, I know. That immediately causes some people discomfort. After all, isn’t being a mother the most important job we ever have?
I don’t think so. Yes, raising children IS indeed ONE of the most important things I’ll ever do. It truly is. And it’s something I do every.single.day.
But I also found that there is more to me than that. I am more than “mom.” I have skills and abilities and I LOVE using them.
I love what we’ve started at Lose the Cape – growing a community of moms who will encourage and support each other throughout ALL stages and phases of motherhood, regardless of our choices.
I love what I am doing through Kat Biggie Press – publishing books! And with Write.Publish.Sell – where I am helping other moms like me, who want to contribute to their family or grow their writing careers while raising a family, have success.
I absolutely loved interviewing 45 experts on mindset, motivation, entrepreneurship, business tools, writing and publishing, and PR and marketing for the Virtual Conference I am hosting in June for bloggers, writers, VAs, mompreneurs. It’s Called Career Beyond Your Blog and it’s free, so check it out!
I’ll continue to share about health, well-being, grief, loss, and advocacy, because that’s who I am. That’s what I’ve become. And that’s a large part of my gift. But I also want to reach moms and let them know –
“It’s okay to care about YOU too. It’s okay to want something more than motherhood. And it’s certainly okay to do those things simultaneously.”
I’m a writer, and I will write.
What makes you more than mom?