You can practice self-care in a lot of ways.
Reading a great book can be a simple and affordable way. It’s even better when you can connect with someone else to talk about it.
One of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves as moms is to connect with other moms and women.
But, let’s be honest, connecting with other moms is harder than it should be sometimes.
Coordinating schedules, our own fears, and beliefs around friendship make it difficult for the connecting to happen. (if you want to dig into that, here are two other FANTASTIC episodes about friendship as a mom from Emily Siegel and Danielle Bayard Jackson)
And Covid introduced an added layer of challenges to make meaningful connections with other moms.
My guests and longtime friends Aleah Dechant and Maija Walters Stutsman recognized this challenge. And also saw an incredible opportunity.
They believed that when women are not able to connect with other women, to share their lives, it has a profound effect on their mental health. And I totally agree!
So with their love of fiction books and desire to connect women in meaningful conversations, they set out to create a subscription book box – in the middle of the pandemic.
They took a difficult situation and used their creativity to make a fun and meaningful experience for women.
Their business isn’t just about reading.
It isn’t just about supporting women-owned businesses.
It isn’t even just about connecting women in meaningful ways.
If you love reading fiction books and you care about supporting other women, you’re going to LOVE this conversation with Aleah and Maija…
We talk about
- Why they decided to start a business in the middle of a pandemic
- What’s inside the subscription boxes and how the unique products are selected
- How their subscription box company, Shelfrighteous, creates meaningful and needed connections for moms
- A few of their favorite fiction books that they recommend
Links & Resources
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/shelfrighteous Book Box
More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:
The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
We understand that motherhood can be lonely and make you doubt yourself. The Gotcha Mama Podcast exists to let you know that you are not alone as a busy mom of young kiddos, no matter what you’re dealing with.
The show is all about tearing down our insecurities as moms by honestly sharing our stories and a little of what we’ve learned along the way.
We believe it’s a whole lot better riding the rollercoaster of motherhood together!
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