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
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