A Mother’s Day Message

by Tina Tidwell Bedore

Today, we celebrate all who mother!

Much like everything else in life, things are not all or nothing, cut and dry or super clean. We honor that today may be complicated, full of joy, messy, reflective, painful, celebratory, filled with gratitude – and maybe even all of it at the same time.  

We celebrate each and every one of you who mother a little (or big) human and how each member uniquely joined your family. No matter how quickly or how long it took for them to become a part of your unit and through whatever means (unassisted conception, IUI, IVF, egg donation, surrogacy, adoption, vaginal, cesarean, medicated birth, unmedicated birth, interventions or not, by taking on responsibilities of another or by taking someone under your wing). We believe a mother is someone who manifests, creates, nurtures, guides and loves someone with their whole heart. We are in awe of all you do- both our seasoned and new mothers.

We see you mamas/ parents who are in the thick of it and those who wear so many hats in parenting – so grateful, yet so very tired and hoping you are doing it “right.” You are. You were divinely chosen to guide this being on their path with every experience you have ever been through. Trust those tiny whispers and huge hell nos. You’ve got this and we’ve got you.  

We hold space for those of you waiting and yearning. You are not alone. Let yourself feel whatever you feel today with gentleness and without judgment.  

We send love to those who have lost a mother, a child or a pregnancy- either in the physical, emotional, mental or relational form. Be kind to yourself today.  

We honor those of you who are now in the position of mothering your parents or an elder. Make space for all of it- the sweetness and the challenges.

We celebrate those of you who are mothering an idea, a business, a new venture, a book, a project, a mission. Tap into the power of creation and share your unique gift. 

We acknowledge and thank all of you who make up this village of support for mothers and parents. If you have a mama, mother, parent figure, mentor and support in your life- reach out to them today to let them know how much they have shaped your life and how grateful you are for everything they do. 

We hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day- however you choose to celebrate. 

We love our Bella Prāṇa Mamas and Parents! 

Join our Family Programming:

Prenatal Yoga on Thursdays at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 10:30am. This class is for all trying to get pregnant, those going through adoption or surrogacy and those who are pregnant. 

Baby and Me on Thursdays at 10:45am. This class is for babies 6 weeks and up as well as their caregivers

Family Yoga on Sundays at 12:00pm. This class is for the entire family! 

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The Bella Prāṇa Wellness Collective is a studio located in Tampa, FL. Tina Tidwell Bedore is one of the owners at Bella Prāṇa and is a lead teacher in their teacher training programs including the 85 Hour Prenatal Teacher Training program, a teacher of prenatal yoga and a mother to one huge fur baby and one incredible human baby.