What is Like A Mother?
Like A Mother is about sharing our stories with the goal to inspire us all to be like a mother.
I read a Business Insider article with Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary talking about the success of his women-owned businesses.
He asked one CEO why she thought that the companies led by women were doing better. She said, “You know, if you want to get something done, give it to a busy mom.”
Well isn’t that the truth… moms get shit done!
Whether they stay at home, work at home, work in an office, run their own business, have one child, have multiple children, have kids with complex needs, are married, are single, or whatever – moms are making things happen.
And so many are doing it without any recognition. They just do what they need to do and rock it… like a mother.
About Lynne Getz
I’m Lynne Getz, the mom behind Like A Mother. I hate writing my own biography in third person, so I’m not going to do that. (Yep, I’m a badass.)
In 2011, then a mom of two, I moved with my husband and kids to suburban Philadelphia. As a part-time work-at-home-mom (WAHM), and full-time stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) with two young children, one with special needs, I found the move led to a feeling of isolation. (Okay, I was losing my f-ing mind!)
Shortly after the birth of my third child, I started a home-based business and started networking. While the business has gone by the wayside, the amazing women I met through my networking groups became my tribe. (Shout out to my bizzy mamas!)
Just before my 40th birthday, I had a midlife crisis. (Some might argue that it’s still continuing, but we can talk about that later.) I knew I had to do something that was completely, unapologetically, just for me. So I started a local television show. (What? Isn’t that what everyone does during a midlife crisis?)
The show is called Mom to Mom and the goal is to connect local moms to local resources and each other. The show features interviews with these moms on various subjects from starting a business, to make-up tips, to navigating early intervention, to dealing with postpartum depression. It’s my passion project, truly, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity. But while the show gives me a platform to showcase others, it didn’t give me the opportunity to showcase myself. (In other words, you can’t drop the f-word on local TV.)
I started to brainstorm about what I wanted to do. I had dabbled with a special needs parenting blog, but always found myself wanting to write about other things that didn’t quite fit that description. In fact, the more I thought more about who I was, the more I found I really didn’t fit into any one single box. I am a SAHM. I ran a home-based business. I can be a pretty awesome friend. I’m an advocate for my son and other children with special needs. I love to share the realness of my life, and how I try my best to live with passion and purpose. But I also totally fuck-up sometimes. I’m not the best wife, and there are days that I don’t exactly love this motherhood thing.
It is all of those things that make me the mother I am!
So that’s how I got here. I’m not exactly sure what’s going to happen next, but I hope you’ll come along for the ride!
Would you like to have Lynne speak at your upcoming event? Please submit these requests on the contact page. Thank you!
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Photos by Aliza Schlabach Photography