When the time came to plan the photo shoot for our newest wrap release, Uppymama Collective, I really wanted to do a photo shoot featuring some of my own motherhood collective. It was such a special day. I was able to invite my friends, birth clients and babywearing comrades to my favorite place for an afternoon of great food, visiting and babywearing.
My community is so blessed to have a local, independent organic grocery store and cafe called Purearth Organics right near our town center. Over the past 9 years Purearth Organics, owned by Rebekah and Jeff McDonald, has grown from a group of like minded families ordering bulk, weekly organic produce, to their recent move into their beautiful new riverfront shop and cafe. Rebekah and Jeff of Purearth Organics have created such an amazing community focus in their shop. They provide a bounty of fresh organic food to nourish us.
As soon as I first entered the new Purearth shop I knew that I needed to do a photo shoot there.
“I was so excited to invite my people, my friends, birth clients and babywearing comrades to get together so I could visit them, snuggle their babies and take some photos of them wearing their babies in the newest Uppymama wraps.”
This event was made all the more special eating some delicious, organic food. The gang in the Purearth cafe made us a beautiful lentil soup, muffins and apple slices drizzled with caramel. Plus jugs of amazing strawberry/mint kombucha.
We had such a great time and we are loving the photos so much that we put them all together in one place for you to see.
Getting together with other mothers is so important. We can learn so much from watching other mothers nurturing their infants. We learn that other mothers are struggling with the same things we are. We observe how other mothers have solutions we haven’t thought of. We learn about what is possible as our babies grow and we grow with them.
At this sweet little gathering I observed so much of this mother to mother learning and sharing. I observed mothers talking and sharing about birthing, breastfeeding, starting solid foods, babywearing with newborns, and learning how to wear babies on mamas back.
This is how motherhood is supposed to be. Thank you Uppy community for being part of my motherhood collective.