I used to define myself as an Alpha mom, the mom who constantly had it together, the mom who had her kids dressed perfectly while searching endlessly for the best pre-school in the neighborhood. I have been known as the Type “A” mom who made a checklist for the checklist and never forgot to respond to an e-mail or make cupcakes for school.
But I soon realized I was also a Beta mom. I had those mornings when I went out with a coffee stained t-shirt and ended up late to a birthday party. I still have my moments when I don’t want to make another play date because I want my kids to just play, spontaneously, without it being planned.
And the more I talked with other women I soon found I was not alone. As moms, we are all in this together and deep down there is part Alpha and part Beta in all of us. So then, if we are part Alpha and part Beta, then what are we?
We are Theta Moms, The True, Authentic Moms. [The-T-A] We are authentic because we live authentic lives.
Life isn’t perfect and neither are our kids.
Basically, this all goes back to when I was pregnant for the first time. I remember thinking, “Why didn’t anyone divulge the real deal to me about actually giving birth?” I took those courses and read every pamphlet offered through the hospital, but I still wasn’t prepared for what actually happened before, during, and after delivery. Bringing baby home was like a shock to my entire system. Why didn’t anyone tell me the whole truth about what to really expect?
I felt like I was misinformed. I felt like there was a secret code among mothers that wasn’t offered or shared. Even the tons of books I read about pregnancy and “what to expect” that first year didn’t spell-it-out-for me.
I feel the same way about motherhood. Why didn’t anyone tell me the real deal about motherhood? Although I love my children more than anything in the world, the reality of this “role” was never clearly defined for me.
It is the hardest job on the planet.
So, I’ve decided to break the secret code or at least maybe the silence.
I began this website as an opportunity to share my experiences as a mother. One of my hopes in developing this blog was to begin the line of communication and form a sense of community among Theta Moms everywhere. Through the launch of TMC I succeeded in doing exactly that. I have found that you, fellow Theta Moms, were truly engaged and inspired by this Mission and you continue to engage in the challenge of revolutionizing the way we think about our role as mothers.
Essentially, I created this website as a platform to begin the dialogue…
What makes you a Theta Mom?
I invite you to join forces with me to revolutionize the way we think about our role as mothers. We need to begin the dialogue about what it truly means to be an authentic mom. Nobody said that motherhood would be easy. Theta Mom is the perfect space to share your story, your experiences, your life and your voice. Throughout this website, you will find that I share my life experiences as a Theta Mom which begins the conversation of how I live as a true, authentic mom.
The Marketplace is another fantastic addition to Theta Mom since together we are supporting women in business. It is in this space that we are helping to promote products we love from businesses that we trust, all in an effort to support the hard working women behind each brand. Now THAT is powerful.
I welcome you to Theta Mom, a place that enriches the lives of all mothers to help us understand the ups and downs of motherhood; a place for women, mothers and bloggers to connect, network and exchange ideas; a place to begin an honest dialogue and continue the conversation, and a place to promote and support women-owned brands.
We ARE redefining the role of motherhood…one mom at a time.