Thanks for coming back for more Mother Culture!
Let’s dig right in, and take a closer look at the words Mother and Culture.
Click below to find out what Merriam-Webster says:
Definition of Mother (alert… one definition is decidedly naughty…I don’t know why they included it)
Did you make it through all that?
I’ll admit I only skimmed it. Study skills, y’all.
We can use each definition as a lens.
In this case Mother means just what we first think; Mother, Mommy, Mama, the lady in charge of the kiddos
As for culture, this week we’ll focus on definition 6, and think of Mother Culture as the process of cultivating living material.
Do you feel alive? You should. Read on.
The reason I’m choosing this lens first is that the primary purpose of Mother Culture in CM’s approach was to prevent burnout. Yes, even in the good ol’ days Mothers were prone to burn out.
How do we cultivate ourselves in order to prevent burnout?
First we have to decide it’s absolutely necessary, because I bet you’ve thought this:
I don’t have time for myself.