We recognize we are all in different stages of motherhood here and while we never set out to create a blog on this page, here we are. Isn’t it funny how that happens? If nothing else, being a mom has taught us to expect the unexpected and to be ready for anything! We are embracing this new venture head on, as we always try to do, and hope you enjoy it. While we are by no means experts, we promise to always be honest, real and write from a place of passion. Motherhood, well more accurately, finding balance in motherhood is something we are extremely passionate about and why we started Need Want Wear Share in the first place. Our subscription box is a great way to treat yourself, a “grown up goody bag for the every mom” but that’s just the beginning. Based on the incredible response we’ve had to our initial box we realize that Need Want Wear Share goes beyond the box...it is a lifestyle. One that has taken us a while to find, but a way of life that we are huge advocates of and want to share with all of you. That lifestyle means taking time for yourself, and not losing who you are in motherhood but rather finding balance throughout it all.
We understand that’s easier said than done, and that’s where we come in. While we love our kids this is all about us mamas. We realized that there was a need, a want, a desire from moms just like us, to forget about the everyday wear and tear of motherhood and create a safe space to share other aspects of ourselves.
With this blog we hope to offer a place, where we can forget about the to do list, your workload, the cleaning, the crazy drop off and pick up schedule, laundry, etc, where we can just be us and hold true to ourselves. Yes we are moms, but we are also so much more! We are women who have had full lives before we had kids and who continue to grow and become even better versions of ourselves. Being a mother is the best and most important job in the world, but it is also hard, and scary, and sometimes you just feel alone. It’s so easy to lose yourself in motherhood, it’s all consuming and these tiny little beings depend on you for everything. But can you really give them what they need if you yourself aren’t whole? We realized that in order to survive this crazy ride, we had to make time for ourselves, and furthermore, NOT feel guilty about it. It is extremely difficult to do when being pulled in so many directions literally and emotionally - but let's be real, it is imperative for our sanity! Knowing sometimes all it takes is a little push, with this blog we will focus on ways to help find that ever elusive balance, and give you some fun ideas of things to explore in your community, either by yourself or with girlfriends. Ways to band together as one big mamatribe and hold each other accountable to make sure and not lose ourselves but rather find our new, whole, 2.0 selves.
We used to be terrible at it, but just like anything else, have gotten better with practice. And truth be told, we couldn’t have done it alone. We needed each other to even realize what we were missing out on. We are long lost curly haired soul sisters who met 8 years ago. Believe it or not we are not sisters or even related. Our sons became friends in Preschool and it didn't take long for us to become bffs..we immediately knew we had been destined to meet. We began spending time together even when our kids weren't around, doing all the things we love: working out, brunch-ing, shopping, concerts, cleaning out each other's closets, exploring Columbus, cooking and meal prep - you name it. This is how the CbusMamatribe, our first child was born! Bffs doing what they ❤️, finding themselves again during motherhood and wanting to share it.Welcome to this inclusive, nonjudgmental tribe of strong women supporting each other. We are so appreciative of this community and are thrilled you are here. Thank you! If you’ve signed up for our newsletter and/or subscription box, it’s a fantastic start to treating yourself! It’s truly what we Need and Want so that we Wear motherhood to the best of our ability, and are able to Share of ourselves completely. Remember “You can’t pour from an empty cup”!
Mel and Ali