As long as I can remember I’ve always carved out time to give back to ‘me’. In 2010, I was expecting my first child and as an expecting mom I would do what I call ‘mama indulges’ a few things here and there to treat ‘me’. I gave birth in the summer and as the months went by while relishing in and adjusting to all the parts of motherhood and my new life I was craving my ‘me’ time’. Fast forward with my second child, it’s now a lifestyle. As I speak with other expecting and/or new moms, it’s apparent that we don’t think about or care for ourselves as often as we should. We live in a culture that is very ‘child centered’, we moms are last on the list. Our care and nurturing is 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 you neglect yourself. I’m creating a community that fosters a posture of unapologetic self care for moms. Providing tools that allows us to be healthy, rested, informed, confident and joy filled. Now more than ever, most of us are head of our household and/or ‘chief breadwinner’, when we’re happy everyone’s happy. I’m here to answer the questions, “How do I care for myself while I’m expecting, a new mom and beyond. How do I self care while dealing with the varied aspects of motherhood. What are my needs, are they valid”? 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.