As long as I can remember I’ve always carved out time for myself. In 2010, I was expecting my first child and as an expecting mom I would do what I call mama indulges ‘me’ treats here and there. I gave birth in the summer and as the months went by while relishing in and adjusting to all the parts of motherhood I struggled to find time for myself. After many books, strategy, planning, figuring out this mom life and now fast forward with my second child, it’s now a lifestyle. As I speak with other moms in my mom groups, it’s apparent self care is foreign to most. We don’t care for ourselves as often as we should. We live in a culture that is very child centered, our care and nurturing is non-existent and greatly undervalued.
Hello, I’m Ruth.
I’m a wife and mom to two adorable kids. I founded CODDLE to share MY STORIES of my self care as well as build COMMUNITY to INSPIRE, EDUCATE. Lets open up dialogue about how we treat and give to ourselves.
1. I’m a foodie – I’m a walking app of what’s good and where to eat.
2. I’m a Humans of New York Alum. Check it out Here
3. I’m a well put together wino.
4. Cheese..Yes Please!
5. Life’s a beach.
I believe being a mom doesn’t mean we neglect ourselves. I’m creating a community that fosters a posture of unapologetic self care for moms. Providing tools that allows us to make self care happen. Now more than ever, most of us are head of our household and/or ‘chief breadwinner’, when we’re happy everyone’s happy. It takes a village to raise a child and it’s the rich shared history, tradition and support that makes it possible. CODDLE is the village that help care for all moms.