This Mother’s Day We’re Thinking About Self-Care

This Mother’s Day, I’m thinking a lot about self-care. Frankly, it’s not something I get much of these days. Between juggling the needs of a two-month old and his very active three older siblings while also running a nonprofit and making films, I often find myself at the bottom of the ‘to do’ list. If I’m being totally honest, there are not enough hours in the day to do it all and do it well. Mothers are overwhelmed and when you add work and modern living into the mix, there’s little time for self-care.

Here at The Representation Project, it’s our mission to inspire a world that allows everyone to realize their full human potential. But how are young people supposed to do that if that behavior isn’t modeled for them?

That’s why this Mother’s Day, I’m asking all mothers and caregivers to do something kind for yourself. Not only will you benefit, but so will your loved ones. And I’ll try to take my own advice as well! If you want to take it a step further, I’m asking you to make a donation to The Representation Project in your own honor. Thank you mothers and caregivers for all that do to create a better world for us all.

Wishing you a happy Mother’s Day!

Jennifer & The Representation Project team

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 3.48.07 PMIn appreciation of all that you do to support your child’s growth, we’re happy to provide free resources for parents and caregivers. Use our toolkits and conversation starters to spark a conversation with your child about gender equality!

From Around the Web

“In business, we know diversity increases the bottom line. So let’s start putting our money where our mouth is and support the working mothers and involved fathers. Forward-thinking states like California, along with cities and businesses, are showing that paid leave works. But it shouldn’t matter where you live or work, or what job you hold. Paid family and medical leave should be available to every worker in this country.” – Jennifer Siebel Newsom, via The Huffington Post

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  • The Players’ Tribune: What Does It Mean to Man Up
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  • TIME: This Kroger Store Perfectly Explained Why It Has Unisex Bathrooms

Wade Davis via The Mask You Live In Instagram