MommyCon isn’t just about the best strollers, car seats, baby carriers, bottles, breast bumps, baby wipes, changing pads, mattresses, etc. It is about connecting mothers in an environment that promotes learning and growth!
I recently saw this little widget on Instagram, and I was finally able to identify exactly why I started MommyCon. MommyCon came about, because I have a passion to normalize breastfeeding, babywearing, connecting mommy’s with their babies and making sure no mother is told not to do any of the most natural aspects of parenting that society disagrees with.
We live in a society that thinks happiness can be purchased at the store, a baby is happy by being fed, loved and cared for. Nothing a baby needs can be bought at the store, and it is so important for new mothers to recognize that they can provide their children with the best life possible by giving them the love in their heart and the milk from their breasts.
Sure the strollers, slings and swaddles are nice to have, but they are luxuries that we can forgo if money isn’t available. I have all of these and they certainly make my life easier, but we can all make do without.
Society tells us to buy a crib, a bouncer, plastic bottles and cans of food for our babies. If we look back to our ancestors and go back to basics, you will see that none of that is needed.
With all of that being said, I know that I love the gear I have for my child. It makes my life easier, he loves the toys we buy/make him and I certainly love baby carriers, (read: I’m obsessed, I know I have a problem) but the reality is we can all go without. If I stripped down my mothering life to the basics these are the three things I would need that my body couldn’t provide;
A bed for us to share
A sling for us to wear
A blanket to keep us warm
The rest… it’s just stuff. Albeit it’s bright and shiny, helpful stuff, but when it comes to raising a baby and being the best mother I can be, stripping down to basics is all we need.