Q: What does “mothers of young children” mean?
A: That's pretty open. You are actively parenting. Many of you will have babies, toddlers, elementary age kids. But some of you may have teenagers as well. Basically, if this class description resonates, you belong here.
Q: I’m interested in taking the class, but I know there are one or two evenings I won’t be able to make it to the class. I know the classes are the most important part. Should I still do it?
A: YES - all classes will be recorded. In fact, all materials, whether class recordings or resources sent between classes, will be yours forever, so you can catch up when it works for your schedule.
Q: I am trans/genderqueer/queer and I don't identify with the word "mother" yet I do experience some of mother's conditioning and experience in my role as a parent. I feel like the experience of class are relevant to some of my experiences and will be really helpful to me though. Am i welcome even if I don't use she/her pronouns or call myself "mother"?
A: YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES. As I mentioned in the audio file, "mother" is a word that describes an identity, not necessarily a biological fact, and language doesn't easily allow for a way to group together this diverse collection of parents using another word, for now. "mother" - the word - is a box, which we all fit into or are positioned outside of to varying degrees. For some of us, "mother" is deeply ingrained and cherished by us as an identity. For others, the term doesn't ring true to us. I would love to have people with all kinds of relationships to the word in this class.. I will use the word "mother" for the sake of ease, and look for the ways to expand our understanding of the job and identity outside of the word.
Q: This class is speaking DIRECTLY TO MY SOUL: but I am waay too busy - I have waaay too much going on to be able to do this!
A. That could be true, and only you can make that call. But if it helps: I have noticed that for many of us, that state of things doesn’t tend to change much over time because of the conditions of motherhood and our response to those conditions. As impossible as it may seem to fit in “one more thing,” if that thing helps you gain perspective on the whole and build in emotional and spiritual tools to handle things effectively, it can actually create more ease and spaciousness to your days.
A friend of mine uses a beautiful saying to help her make these decisions: “I do yoga a lot. Except when I am too busy. Then I do it twice as much.” So, consider bringing me, your fellow classmates and the ideas and resources we will be sharing, to bear on your situation. We’d love to help lighten your load.
Q: I want to take this class but finances are really tight. Is there any flexibility on price?
A: My first answer is YES. If this is your situation,see the special offer below. I want you to be there, and I am sure we can figure something out: payment plans, barter, even scholarship. I love talking with women about money and I don't want anybody figuring this part out alone.
Secondly: bringing a friend will reduce your price by $80. Its also meant to increase support for you - and your friend - in your daily life, as you can use the perspectives and tools we do in class with each other and your families and communities.
Q: I want to do this with a friend but I don’t know who, or how to ask, or what to do.
A: I am available for 15-minute complimentary consultations to coach you on this. Sign up here. Also, keep in mind then when reaching out to potential class buddies that phone calls work WAY better than email - and making it personal, showing them that you want them.
Q: Maybe I should take this class sometime when I am more connected with my creative self. I am just not there right now.
A: OMG, this class is perfect for you, right now. There's no "there" you need to get to. Lets tend to your body, spirit, soul, mind right HERE. You won't be alone with that feeling in this class, and you won't be asked to stretch beyond your capacity - but you will have chances to FIND YOURSELF again!
I am available for complimentary 15-minute coaching sessions to help you think this process through. I do not want you taking this class if it's not the right time - and for some of us it truly won't be, and it won't be helpful for us to act otherwise. So, this won't be a sales pitch. I simply recognize that we are often trying to make these decisions, which can sometimes feel impossible, on our own, and it can take us in circles. Sometimes having another mind engaged can help. Let me support you now, as you decide, with no obligation. If the time turns out not to be right for you to take the class now, you will always be welcome to enroll at a later date if and when I re-offer the class.