What exactly is a hippy mom? For me, a hippy mom is a mother who is conscious of everything she does. She is deliberate in mind, body, and spirit. The hippy mom is mindful of her parenting and mindful of her everyday tasks, and aware that her actions are observed and absorbed by her children. The hippy mom knows she is raising a future leader, doctor, humanitarian, writer, artist, etc. and is preparing her child to be part of the next generation that helps bring change to the world. She is present. She is someone who reads labels and believes that food is medicine.
When I think of a hippy, I think of someone who wears flowers in their hair, dances in the grass with their bare feet, and uses essential oils. This can all be true and describe me, but I believe it goes deeper than that. I question and research everything! I am aware of the social inequalities put upon mothers. I created ‘The Hippy Mom’ as a form of expression for unconventional mothers. Mothers who do not conform to society standards of parenting and changing what it means to discipline.
Mothers who are breaking generational curses and redefining what it means to be a parent. When you visit my blog, I want you to feel empowered. I want you to feel encouraged and explore topics with me that may be too taboo to discuss over coffee. With this platform, I intend to bring awareness to autism and end the stigma that this diagnosis means our children are less than the neurotypical child.
I created this blog because most other blogs or mom groups lacked the information I needed. I have often felt out of place. Like an orange slice in place of garlic, just because I fit in that space didn’t mean I belonged. I stood out. Times I would sit next to other mothers with fruit for my child instead of fruit snacks and was ostracized because I was one of those moms to them. But once Jude became autistic, I felt even more outcasted.
I found myself having to apologize for Jude’s behavior when really, he was just unconventionally expressing himself. Like his mother, Jude does not conform to society’s standards. And you know what I found out? That is ok! So, if you’re a mother who also is an orange slice in a world full of garlic cloves, ‘The Hippy Mom’ is for you! I created a space where you never have to apologize for your opinions, and won’t ever have to explain your child’s diagnosis — a space for the free-spirited mother raising indigo children.