At the first of this year I started, what I call, my Monthly Mama’s Reading List. Each month I send out an email with my favorite books, articles, journals and studies pertaining to women’s health. Because I am a birth and postpartum doula a lot of the information I share has to do with conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. However, I didn’t want to stop there. I want it to be a space for all women to learn. Many of the other topics include birth control, female sexuality, spirituality, and, because I love food so much, recipes.
For me the word mama has multiple meanings. And, according to Urban Dictionary I’m not alone in my thinking. To me, mama encompasses strong women. Whether you’ve given birth or never plan on having children, you’re a mama to me.
Definitions via Urban Dictionary:
Mama: A very attractive woman
Mama: The woman who brought you into the world
Mama: Term of endearment for a young woman. Used in replace of hunny, sweetie, babe, baby and so on.
Mama: Referring to a close friend that you care about and trust
If you’d like to be apart of my mama’s list head over to the front page of my website and enter your email at the top