27 Beautifully Messy Mommies Share Their Biggest Lessons

You know how when you meet one of those women who is just SO NATURALLY AWESOME, you instantly think of another friend she must meet? Because you want to share her awesome-ness with other awesome women who will appreciate it?

That’s basically what happened with our #BeautifullyMessyMommy campaign. I had this mission to celebrate shiny, happy and human women. I wanted to put THOSE WOMEN front and center and share them with our Mommy Soul Tribe. I wanted you to hear from some of the REAL mamas I am lucky enough to know and collaborate with, so you could collect wisdom from a collective of beautiful messy mommies.

These women are the real deal. They are authentic. They are powerful. They are perfectly imperfect and unabashedly kick-ass, and I want you all to meet them, take any nuggets of goodness from their life’s experiences and LOVE ON THEM. Because in this tribe we celebrate ourselves and each other. And it always comes back around.

Each women answered the question, “What’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a beautifully messy mommy?”

What have I learned? That we are all more similar than different. That we are all beautiful and imperfect. That we can feel simultaneously opposing emotions: Resentment and joy. Grief and love. Struggle and resilience.

At the end of the day, we can forgive ourselves for what went less-than-ideally and pat ourselves on the back for all of the LOVE we poured into our tiny humans.

And in this way, we can show our children that self-love, self-forgiveness, and sisterhood are the truth paths to the things we covet, like “balance”, perfectionism, and popularity. Love always wins.

I’d love to hear what you’ve learned as a #BeautifullyMessyMommy! Share your biggest lessons in the comments and on social media. Can’t wait to hear from you mama.

PS: All of these beautifully messy mommies would love to connect with you!

There are 18 comments on this post

  1. Kelly Pietrangeli
    5 hours ago

    Gervase, thank you for including me in this gorgeous post. I’ve enjoyed reading everyone else’s answers to this hot question and am nodding along, agreeing with everyone! What a wonderful round-up. You’re amazing!

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      Gervase Kolmos Author
      14 hours ago

      Thank YOU, Kelly, for sharing your insight! So grateful to know you. 🙂

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  2. Steph
    6 hours ago

    Love all of this insight! I feel honored to be included!

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  3. Carolyn Portanova
    8 hours ago

    So honored to be included in this, and I love all the insight and answers to the question. So many great responses. What a fabulous group of empowered moms! Love everything about this!

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  4. Leigh Ann
    8 hours ago

    Beautiful and HONEST insight from awesome moms!!! Loved reading these & yes– knowing we are all so similar in many, many ways. Mothering is HARD and we need to give ourselves a pat on the back every once in a while…and holding a glass of vino! 🙂

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      Gervase Kolmos Author
      8 hours ago

      AMEN, Leigh Ann! Pattin’ your back from over here, supermom! 😉

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  5. Irene
    11 hours ago

    This is beautiful G! I’m so honoured to be part of your soul tribe and having met some of this absolutely amazing women!
    What I’ve learnt about being a BMM is that no matter how much dung life throws at you I’d never change seeing that little face and getting those sweet cuddles in the morning for the world!
    The love you feel as a mama cannot be compared with anything else!
    I’ve also learnt that I wonna be a better me every single day because as my little monkey said “anything it’s possible ” and I really wonna show him that!
    I’m so so happy that you have made your vision a reality! Well done Girl! Big hugs! Xxx

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      Gervase Kolmos Author
      4 hours ago

      Irene, thank you so much! And I love that you want to SHOW your son that anything is possible. What a beautiful gift to pass on to him! Thanks for visiting and for the love. xo

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  6. Robyn
    12 hours ago

    Beautiful. I love a post that embraces real women and the real struggles with parenting. I relate to these much more then the perfect Pinterest, Facebook posed family ones. Keep up the good posts ladies. And remember, the absolutely worst times, the pull your hair out, crying in the closet moments make the best blog posts!!! xoxo

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      Gervase Kolmos Author
      15 hours ago

      Ah what true true words, Robyn! I think we have similar blog reading preferences. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating these real women!

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  7. danielle
    17 hours ago

    I’m so very honored , I can’t find the right words for this feeling. Thank you Thank you. All your hard work has paid off the site is #perfect

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      Gervase Kolmos Author
      17 hours ago

      Danielle, Thank you so much. And I hope you’re feeling something along the lines of sisterhood and pride and you just let those good feelings in because you SO deserve them and you belong here, mama. xo

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