An Intro From Laura (Marketing Director)
Motherhood is made up of moments. Happy and joyful moments. Exciting and funny moments. Frustrating and unsure moments. Here are some other moments in motherhood – from the comical, to the inspiring. We want you to reflect on your own memories, or think about the ones you may create for your little one. We are so happy to celebrate all mamas, all month long.
Sarah Longacre (Owner and Founder):
Music was and still is a huge part of my family. We were raised on Barbra Streisand. My mother thought she was Barbra Streisand. My mother made up songs and would sing to us all the time. My personal favorite was, “Do your boobs hang low do they wobble to and fro…”. Growing up with Cheryl Hauser as your mother you are guaranteed to be “entertained” with songs of love and light!
Lauren (Director of Operations):
I am blessed with an amazing mother who loves me unconditionally. It wasn't until I became a mother myself that I truly realized the depth of her love. My mom has put up with a lot from me: my colic as a newborn, my "strong will" as a child, my sassy teenage hormones, and most recently my own navigation through motherhood. And not for a single moment of my life have I ever doubted her love for me.
My mom has taught me how to enjoy life, how to be present to and care for those you love, to be open to learning new things, how to forgive, and the lasting impact that sacrificial love can have. My mother is not perfect, but she is darn close. She loves well and puts her family first. I am deeply grateful for the love she pours out and the witness she is to my own daughter. Grandma Liz, you are cherished.
Greta (Teacher Liaison, Teacher):
My mom is the friendliest person ever. She is also the busiest woman that I know and somehow you wouldn't even always know that. She is graceful and will always shift things in her world to be by my side when I need it most. I like to think that I have always known she was so amazing but I probably rolled my eyes a few times when friends in high school referred to her as "Greta's cool mom." I definitely resisted her coolness and then Instagram was invented and I realized that pretty much anyone who Instagrams their homemade kombucha or napkins or braided rug is actually just my mom 30 years ago. She is the original cool. And now look at me following in her footsteps as a Prenatal Barre teacher (her version was Prenatal step aerobics). (Here she is pregnant with me in the pic on the left.)
Over two years into my motherhood and we have had so many fun memories (and crazy not so fun ones) but my favorite moment as a mom will always be giving birth and saying "it's Anderson!" as I snuggled him to my chest for the first time. I loved those first two weeks in bed just staring at him.
Sarah Auna (Childbirth Educator, Community Outreach, Teacher):
One of my most memorable Mother's Day moments was at Blooma - when I was PREGNANT with my first. It hadn't occurred to me that I should celebrate MYSELF on Mother's Day ...not yet at least! I wasn't a mother - yet -- was I? I can’t remember who was teaching yoga that day, but the message was clear. You are already mothering this child. Amending you life to make room for the baby and her needs. You are already giving of your heart, your head and your body for this child. You are already connected to the millions of mothers who have come before you - and the millions of mothers that will come after you. It made me feel less in a place of in-between and really integrate with myself as "mother" and the baby as my "child".
Marina (St. Paul Studio Manager, Teacher):
Check out these sweet matching sunflower dresses! I will never forget all the horrible matching clothing of my youth, and as the oldest, feeling that I was way too cool to be matching with my baby sisters. My mom was, and still is, a very crafty woman. She sewed these dresses- along with many others throughout my childhood. She is never scared to take on a new project. Along the way, I learned how to sew, and gained a deep appreciation for DIY projects. I have my mom to credit for my creative energy, and willingness to try new things, and I am so grateful for her! Looking at this picture, it is still pretty embarrassing to think that we left the house like this, but at least it's good for a laugh!
Meghan Foley (Minneapolis & Plymouth Studio Manager, Teacher):
My mom is my best friend and twin and all of our inside jokes are from Sleepless in Seattle and While You Were Sleeping. We have both movies memorized and I have many memories of shouting out the lines together while laughing, crying and stuffing our faces with popcorn. She is my biggest source of laughter and support and I am so grateful for our friendship.
We want to share all your moments of Motherhood! We are celebrating you all month (and all year) long at Blooma! Thank you mamas for all that you do, and for all the memories you make.
Written by the Blooma Leadership Team.