The Heart and Flow of Motherhood- a Memoir

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The Heart And Flow Of Motherhood- A Memoir

Project 2019-07-27 10:44:58 +1200

Hi I’m Angelena and I would love your help to publish my very first book called The Heart and Flow Of Motherhood: a memoir of textbooks tears and tiny little fingers.

My memoir is a heart wrenching yet funny at times, story where I take you right into the heart of my mothering experiences, when I had 2 young children, a fisherman husband who worked away all the time and I was doing a full time Masters Thesis. Life was manic like a triple shot latte.

I share how the manic-ness overtook my life and my mind. My head became so full of thinking, I would wake up and hit the ground running. A Mental intinerary that HAD to be done. I ended up placing my self-worth on how much I could produce in a day. Just like a very good dairy cow. 

Living in my head like this meant that I lost my ability to be present in the moment, I lost my awareness, I lost my intuition, I lost the power to mother in ways that felt right for ME.

I was so good at ticking my way through life that I’d forgotten how to be in the flow of it.

Which also meant I lost my voice, not larengitis, but my inner voice, my confidence to speak up and choose for me, to say No to things that felt heavy and hard for me. To say yes to things that would’ve brought me joy. 

I write about the culture of motherhood, of how we mothers often keep our identity hidden when we are in the role of student or career women, because we want to appear professional and dedicated and perfect. And vice versa, when we are in our role as mother we often hide our identity as a student or career women, because we don’t want to appear like we are neglecting our kids. This dual role conflict is what leads us to a mountain of guilt. And if we were to start conversations of our experiences, we could be more authentic, more real, more ourselves. More in flow.

I write from 2 perspectives. There are snippets from my diary 6 years ago and then there reflections on this time from me now, now that im well again, now that I’ve done the work to refind my awareness, my intuition, my voice. I’ve been coaching others to do the same for the past 4 years now through 1:1 sessions and classes and workshops.

When you read it you’ll find that I was also learning about awareness and voice in my thesis. So I intricately weave in this knowledge into my memoir. A sort of self-analysis.  

Therefore this book could be like a guide for you, but its not my jam to be shoulding on people.

So my hope is that mothers who read my book, make themselves a cuppa, take some time out to read, laugh, cry, relate and feel more connected to others mothers, and also to feel empowered share their own stories with other mothers, to collectively shift the culture around manic motherhood, so that it becomes more intuitive and easy and has waay more flow.

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Carol Pamment
2019-09-09 11:01:52 +1200
Helen
2019-08-25 20:04:38 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-08-24 12:31:54 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-08-24 11:50:25 +1200
Debbie Robertson
2019-08-24 09:50:57 +1200

"Well done"

April Jessica Pirie
2019-08-23 23:10:38 +1200
Brad Mckinnon
2019-08-23 14:30:50 +1200

"Go girl! Can't wait to read your memoir & share with my mum & sisters! Love Trudi Calder xx"

Raewyn Corbett
2019-08-23 11:34:11 +1200
Janine Gartner
2019-08-22 19:14:58 +1200
Jane van der Beek
2019-08-22 18:22:41 +1200

"Very excited. See you at book launch "

Da Fenn
2019-08-22 07:32:19 +1200
Kara-Leah Grant
2019-08-21 18:28:08 +1200
Nicole Adlam
2019-08-21 16:50:36 +1200
Nicole Adlam
2019-08-21 16:47:27 +1200
Moana
2019-08-20 21:43:15 +1200

"Amazing magic potent woman of magnitude ... keep being you and changing the world!!! Arohanui xo "

Liz Barry
2019-08-20 20:47:38 +1200

"So proud cuz!! Can’t wait to be at the book launch & to read it. You are an inspiration to me. Love you xxx♥️♥️"

Sophie Lee
2019-08-20 20:19:54 +1200

"Good luck Ange, what an achievement xx"

Sandra Tims
2019-08-20 20:00:54 +1200
Leesa Speed
2019-08-20 19:08:16 +1200

"Congratulations Ange! Can’t wait to read it xx"

Joanne Black
2019-08-20 17:20:24 +1200

"Very proud and looking forward to the book launch.This is so exciting .Wonderful you are Angie empowering others with the work that you do!Tumeke"

JPS
2019-08-20 15:04:23 +1200

"Can't wait to read your book Angie, what an amazing milestone to get here! "

Anonymous pledger
2019-08-20 14:44:07 +1200
Sarah Knowles
2019-08-20 11:56:52 +1200

"Go Ange, so proud of you. Love The Tuckers xxx"

Deborah Rose
2019-08-19 19:43:53 +1200

"Thank you Angie for putting pen to paper and blessing us with your words"

Kate Fullerton
2019-08-19 10:28:13 +1200
anika
2019-08-19 06:15:10 +1200
Jody
2019-08-18 20:33:45 +1200
Karla Davies
2019-08-18 11:51:21 +1200

"Well done Angie. Love you "

Heather Goodwin
2019-08-17 21:40:50 +1200
Heather Goodwin
2019-08-17 21:39:20 +1200

"Can’t wait "

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The Heart And Flow Of Motherhood- A Memoir

Project 2019-07-27 10:44:58 +1200

Hi I’m Angelena and I would love your help to publish my very first book called The Heart and Flow Of Motherhood: a memoir of textbooks tears and tiny little fingers.

My memoir is a heart wrenching yet funny at times, story where I take you right into the heart of my mothering experiences, when I had 2 young children, a fisherman husband who worked away all the time and I was doing a full time Masters Thesis. Life was manic like a triple shot latte.

I share how the manic-ness overtook my life and my mind. My head became so full of thinking, I would wake up and hit the ground running. A Mental intinerary that HAD to be done. I ended up placing my self-worth on how much I could produce in a day. Just like a very good dairy cow. 

Living in my head like this meant that I lost my ability to be present in the moment, I lost my awareness, I lost my intuition, I lost the power to mother in ways that felt right for ME.

I was so good at ticking my way through life that I’d forgotten how to be in the flow of it.

Which also meant I lost my voice, not larengitis, but my inner voice, my confidence to speak up and choose for me, to say No to things that felt heavy and hard for me. To say yes to things that would’ve brought me joy. 

I write about the culture of motherhood, of how we mothers often keep our identity hidden when we are in the role of student or career women, because we want to appear professional and dedicated and perfect. And vice versa, when we are in our role as mother we often hide our identity as a student or career women, because we don’t want to appear like we are neglecting our kids. This dual role conflict is what leads us to a mountain of guilt. And if we were to start conversations of our experiences, we could be more authentic, more real, more ourselves. More in flow.

I write from 2 perspectives. There are snippets from my diary 6 years ago and then there reflections on this time from me now, now that im well again, now that I’ve done the work to refind my awareness, my intuition, my voice. I’ve been coaching others to do the same for the past 4 years now through 1:1 sessions and classes and workshops.

When you read it you’ll find that I was also learning about awareness and voice in my thesis. So I intricately weave in this knowledge into my memoir. A sort of self-analysis.  

Therefore this book could be like a guide for you, but its not my jam to be shoulding on people.

So my hope is that mothers who read my book, make themselves a cuppa, take some time out to read, laugh, cry, relate and feel more connected to others mothers, and also to feel empowered share their own stories with other mothers, to collectively shift the culture around manic motherhood, so that it becomes more intuitive and easy and has waay more flow.

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Carol Pamment
2019-09-09 11:01:52 +1200
Helen
2019-08-25 20:04:38 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-08-24 12:31:54 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-08-24 11:50:25 +1200
Debbie Robertson
2019-08-24 09:50:57 +1200

"Well done"

April Jessica Pirie
2019-08-23 23:10:38 +1200
Brad Mckinnon
2019-08-23 14:30:50 +1200

"Go girl! Can't wait to read your memoir & share with my mum & sisters! Love Trudi Calder xx"

Raewyn Corbett
2019-08-23 11:34:11 +1200
Janine Gartner
2019-08-22 19:14:58 +1200
Jane van der Beek
2019-08-22 18:22:41 +1200

"Very excited. See you at book launch "

Da Fenn
2019-08-22 07:32:19 +1200
Kara-Leah Grant
2019-08-21 18:28:08 +1200
Nicole Adlam
2019-08-21 16:50:36 +1200
Nicole Adlam
2019-08-21 16:47:27 +1200
Moana
2019-08-20 21:43:15 +1200

"Amazing magic potent woman of magnitude ... keep being you and changing the world!!! Arohanui xo "

Liz Barry
2019-08-20 20:47:38 +1200

"So proud cuz!! Can’t wait to be at the book launch & to read it. You are an inspiration to me. Love you xxx♥️♥️"

Sophie Lee
2019-08-20 20:19:54 +1200

"Good luck Ange, what an achievement xx"

Sandra Tims
2019-08-20 20:00:54 +1200
Leesa Speed
2019-08-20 19:08:16 +1200

"Congratulations Ange! Can’t wait to read it xx"

Joanne Black
2019-08-20 17:20:24 +1200

"Very proud and looking forward to the book launch.This is so exciting .Wonderful you are Angie empowering others with the work that you do!Tumeke"

JPS
2019-08-20 15:04:23 +1200

"Can't wait to read your book Angie, what an amazing milestone to get here! "

Anonymous pledger
2019-08-20 14:44:07 +1200
Sarah Knowles
2019-08-20 11:56:52 +1200

"Go Ange, so proud of you. Love The Tuckers xxx"

Deborah Rose
2019-08-19 19:43:53 +1200

"Thank you Angie for putting pen to paper and blessing us with your words"

Kate Fullerton
2019-08-19 10:28:13 +1200
anika
2019-08-19 06:15:10 +1200
Jody
2019-08-18 20:33:45 +1200
Karla Davies
2019-08-18 11:51:21 +1200

"Well done Angie. Love you "

Heather Goodwin
2019-08-17 21:40:50 +1200
Heather Goodwin
2019-08-17 21:39:20 +1200

"Can’t wait "

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