There is a belief that Moms should sacrifice everything, for the sake of her family, but at what cost? What happens when we run on empty? Lemme tell ya...we aren't our best selves.
When I am rested, when I get to go out on an occasional girls night out, when I get to focus on me, I am a better mom. Now, this took effort to detach from my kids (ages 2 and 4) as well as buy-in from the mister. It also takes practice and mindfulness to remember to take care of myself.
My name is Annie Vovan, and I am the Founder of Avenue Mama, a tribe that believes in unapologetic self-care and self-love.
Avenue Mama is a community of mothers that believes that we are first individuals, before we are moms...wives...sisters..friends...business people. The more we fill our proverbial cup, the more we can pour into others.
You are here because you sometimes you need reminders that:
1) You are enough mama!
2) You know that you are ALREADY fully equipped to be the mom you want to be.
3) You love your family, but you crave your pre-mom you! And that is MORE than ok girl, we promise!
We hope you join in and explore these Avenues of self-care and self-love. Welcome to the tribe.
We run this tribe out of sunny Los Angeles with our support staff in Chicago and San Francisco! Our events take place in Southern California with a goal to have nationwide workshops in 2019, and international retreats by 2020.