Comfort in Numbers: 41, 2, 300…

Two years ago today, I started this blog with this post. 
Last year, on my 40th birthday, which was also my first “blogaversary”, I posted this:

When I was younger, I really wanted people to think I was beautiful,
then I wanted them to think of me as smart, then I wanted to be funny,
now I just want to bring people comfort.

I got some interesting responses to this statement, you can read them here. 

Turns out it wasn’t just wishful thinking.
Back in September 2011, I didn’t know that in March I would start the Mama’s Comfort Camp group on Facebook, and I certainly didn’t know it was going to blossom into a space where hundreds of moms from around the world would share their deepest thoughts. And when I say hundreds I mean 300. As of today, my 41st birthday, we passed the 300 mark. Wow.
I’m totally floored by that. But it’s not just the numbers, it’s the quality of what’s being shared that really gets me. Mamas are taking the mask off and telling it like it is in the safest space possible: not visible to non-members, no unsolicited advice, lots of permission to have your feelings, and reminders that you are very good enough, no matter how imperfect you feel.

So I’m going to pat myself on the back for a moment: in this past year, I did manage to bring pople comfort, and to create a container, a refueling station, a safe room, an environment that promotes and extends comfort to many.
I am so grateful to the Den Mothers and to each and every one of the members in the group.
If you are not yet a member of this group, I hope you will join us:

And if you are one of the members of the group: A huge thank you to you, you make my everyday better.

 

 

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5 Responses to Comfort in Numbers: 41, 2, 300…
  1. google
    August 1, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa?

    My website goes over a lot of the same subjects as yours and
    I think we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to send me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!
    google recently posted..google

  2. Kristin @littlemamajama
    September 26, 2012 | 9:15 pm

    You are so wonderful, Yael. So happy to have met you. Thank you for all that you do! Happy Birthday!
    Kristin @littlemamajama recently posted..An Emergency Cesarean and the Scars That Remain

  3. Andrea
    September 26, 2012 | 8:21 pm

    I totally messed up & left a comment on your birthday post from 2011! Duh! Anyways hope you had a very happy birthday :)
    Andrea recently posted..triggers

  4. Kathy Morelli, LPC (@KathyAMorelli)
    September 24, 2012 | 5:52 pm

    Such a wonderful idea! You are truly a treasure to the world!
    Kathy Morelli, LPC (@KathyAMorelli) recently posted..UNC Perinatal Psychiatry – live chat with Dr. Meltzer-Brody

  5. Susan
    September 24, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    What a gift you have given us with MCC. A safe space to practice vulnerability and unconditional love. I am so grateful to have you in my life. So very grateful. Happy Birthday, beautiful.

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Comfort in Numbers: 41, 2, 300…

Two years ago today, I started this blog with this post. 
Last year, on my 40th birthday, which was also my first “blogaversary”, I posted this:

When I was younger, I really wanted people to think I was beautiful,
then I wanted them to think of me as smart, then I wanted to be funny,
now I just want to bring people comfort.

I got some interesting responses to this statement, you can read them here. 

Turns out it wasn’t just wishful thinking.
Back in September 2011, I didn’t know that in March I would start the Mama’s Comfort Camp group on Facebook, and I certainly didn’t know it was going to blossom into a space where hundreds of moms from around the world would share their deepest thoughts. And when I say hundreds I mean 300. As of today, my 41st birthday, we passed the 300 mark. Wow.
I’m totally floored by that. But it’s not just the numbers, it’s the quality of what’s being shared that really gets me. Mamas are taking the mask off and telling it like it is in the safest space possible: not visible to non-members, no unsolicited advice, lots of permission to have your feelings, and reminders that you are very good enough, no matter how imperfect you feel.

So I’m going to pat myself on the back for a moment: in this past year, I did manage to bring pople comfort, and to create a container, a refueling station, a safe room, an environment that promotes and extends comfort to many.
I am so grateful to the Den Mothers and to each and every one of the members in the group.
If you are not yet a member of this group, I hope you will join us:

And if you are one of the members of the group: A huge thank you to you, you make my everyday better.

 

 

.

5 Responses to Comfort in Numbers: 41, 2, 300…
  1. google
    August 1, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa?

    My website goes over a lot of the same subjects as yours and
    I think we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to send me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!
    google recently posted..google

  2. Kristin @littlemamajama
    September 26, 2012 | 9:15 pm

    You are so wonderful, Yael. So happy to have met you. Thank you for all that you do! Happy Birthday!
    Kristin @littlemamajama recently posted..An Emergency Cesarean and the Scars That Remain

  3. Andrea
    September 26, 2012 | 8:21 pm

    I totally messed up & left a comment on your birthday post from 2011! Duh! Anyways hope you had a very happy birthday :)
    Andrea recently posted..triggers

  4. Kathy Morelli, LPC (@KathyAMorelli)
    September 24, 2012 | 5:52 pm

    Such a wonderful idea! You are truly a treasure to the world!
    Kathy Morelli, LPC (@KathyAMorelli) recently posted..UNC Perinatal Psychiatry – live chat with Dr. Meltzer-Brody

  5. Susan
    September 24, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    What a gift you have given us with MCC. A safe space to practice vulnerability and unconditional love. I am so grateful to have you in my life. So very grateful. Happy Birthday, beautiful.

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