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Picture a world where every mother has the support she needs.
A space where she sits with other mothers to share her story without any worry about how she will be heard. A space where she belongs and is listened to with empathy. A healing space where she lets go of what she thinks she has to be and begins to become who she wants to be. A place to laugh with others. Somewhere where she feels valued and isn’t forgotten underneath a pile of dirty babygrows, to-do lists and everyone asking how her baby is but never how she is.
That space is right here for you. That space is a Mother Circle.
In my Circles, I nurture mothers so that they can navigate their way through pregnancy, birth and into mothering with confidence and joy. A happy mum who values herself and feels valued by others is able to mother from a place of strength. We all need to be strong because being a mum is hard. We all need community and friendship. This is not something that should ever be faced alone.
Welcome to the Mother for Life World. A space where mums and babies feel at home. A place for you to belong.
I'm Mandy, a mum of two amazing daughters, Grace and Neave. They are a huge part of my reason for doing this.
I haven't always had a good relationship with myself or other women and that undid me when I became a mum. I felt lonely and ashamed of the young mum in me. I needed other mums to talk to and I didn't have them. When I had the chance to stop being a lawyer, I knew that I had to bring mums together. The healer in me is here to save other mums from sadness, loneliness, and feelings of failure - all of which I felt.
Me now? Well, I absolutely love what I do. I love my life and I am a good mum. I want all of this for you. That’s why you are always welcome to be yourself when you are around me and I will always have your back.
I have helped hundreds of mums navigate pregnancy, birth and motherhood and one thing I know is that this journey is more fun and easier if you do it alongside other mothers.
Georgina ‘I had previously been to a few different yoga classes and found them a bit intense and not what I was looking for. From the first session I was SO glad I'd found Mandy and her classes. They are way more than a yoga class - meditation, breathing exercises, relaxation and a chance to chat to other expectant mums and soak in Mandy's wisdom. The jammie dodgers are a welcome bonus to the class too! Between classes I also did Mandy's yoga sessions on her website which really helped me stay relaxed and helped my aches and pains. I also made sure I regularly listened to her audio relaxations which helped me stay calm and grounded in those final weeks. Above all of this, Mandy has been a wonderful support and checked in with me after the birth of my daughter and during our hospital stay - Mandy really does go above and beyond and puts out some brilliant online content. I can't thank her enough!'
Whether you join a class, Circle, a mentoring programme or become a Mother Circle Guide, you will find a community where you are completely supported. This goes beyond a group. It is about feeling like you are home and surrounded by like-minded people who share your experiences. No more feeling unstuck, unsure or judged. No more feelings of failure.
This is your time to be confident and to flourish - even if this feels impossible - it isn’t. There is a way through the uncertainty, worry and doubt you’re feeling. You are not alone. You have a friend here and you can tell me how you feel. I’ve been where you are and I know it feels scary.
Sally ‘It has been my quiet space each week. The conversations and discussions have made me think about my own thoughts around birth and helped build relationships with other ladies attending the classes. It really is a safe space. I have never felt more worthy as a mother than in the classes. I enjoy that it's all about me as a mother to take time out. I can't imagine my pregnancy/motherhood without you and your classes. It helped, it soothed, made me relax and take time to think about my motherhood journey. Without that I'm not sure what journey my thoughts and my anxieties would have taken me down. I have named you as my fairy godmother before. A saviour in times when things have felt so hard. Safe, friendly, comforting. Relaxing. You have built a community, and I will be forever thankful for it.'
Whatever aspect of Mother for Life works for you, you will find a place where you belong; as a mother and as an individual.
Mother for Life is a community for mothers, whether it be to support the mother in you or the career woman in you.
When we belong, we feel safe. Belonging builds community and support. Feeling supported empowers you. You feel braver and stronger. Big challenges feel smaller. Life doesn't seem so hard. It's easier to find and feel joy. Flow feels possible. You move forward. Hard days are just that; one hard day, not a whole hard future ahead of you. There is light at the end of that tunnel. Self-belief increases, and you mother with strength. You grow a business that inspires you and others. Your resilience is strong. You realise how well you are doing and you look forward to your future. Everyday worries fall away and you can see that big, exciting picture ahead of you.
I promise that I can help you be who you want to be or get back to her once more.
I would love to share some part of your journey - and that of your beautiful baby.
Becky ‘Coming to your baby massage class made me feel supported and included. The massage techniques we learned were in fact only a small part of the experience. I met a network of mums and babies all going through the same chaos and confusion and loved the social aspect. After a class where it felt all we'd done was feed, it was heaven to be able to share experiences with others in the group. When getting out of the house in itself was often a challenge, they provided a little safe haven where no amount of crying, screaming, wriggling or feeding issues was too much.'