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This class came out of a moment of connection between two creative mothers – a simple conversation where we saw and acknowledged each other’s struggle to re-establish our senses of personal identity in motherhood.

The thing about identity, is that it is born of stories.

The stories you construct about your past and present, the stories you have about who you are, where you come from, and what is important to you.

That ongoing narrative is what gives you a sense of personal continuity, and a stable identity over time.

But the thing is, when you have kids, you can become so absorbed in the daily work of caring for them that you become disconnected from your personal stories. In existing for others, you can lose yourself.

This class is designed to help you pick up the thread.

It’s about taking all the stories of your mother self, weaving them into the self that existed before, and moving forward with both of them intertwined.

We want to invite you to explore your stories with us.

You’ll record the process in a creative journal, and when it’s done, it will be a beautiful love letter to yourself. It will honour all the parts of who you are, and tell the story of how you came to be the amazing woman you are.

lessons

We look at the woman you were before motherhood, and remember what was important to her. We also look back on our expectations of motherhood.

Everyone’s road to motherhood is different. In this lesson we honour our individual stories, and reflect on how they changed us.

In this lesson we look at what becoming a mother was like for you, and how you felt when your baby was finally in your arms. We also take some time to record some of the details of their arrival into the world.

This lesson revisits some of the ideas we talked about at the beginning of the course but reframes them in the context of this new post-baby life. What’s important to you now? What’s changed, and what’s remained the same?

Here we explore all the things – good and bad – that were born in us when our child arrived in our lives. New love, new fears, and everything in between. We get to the heart of who we now are, and show ourselves some compassion, pride, and love.

The final lesson is about finding ways to exercise self care as we move on in this glorious, ridiculous, amazing adventure.

bonuses

This class comes with the Camellia digital kit, extra journal cards, and a printable workbook because we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get your stories written down. And cause we love you.

Teachers

ESSIE RUTH

mama of Arty

CAYLEE GREY

mama of Elliot

This class is included in the Get Messy Membership or available for purchase on its own.

As a member of Get Messy, you have access to the class as long as you are a Get Messy member.  If you prefer to have lifetime access, you may purchase this class separately. This means that you will pay a one time fee for access regardless of your status as a member. Lifetime access is not tied to a membership and will give you access for the lifetime of Get Messy. As long as this class is offered, you will have access. 

Membership

Included in the Get Messy membership

$29 per month 

Access to the class as long as you are a Get Messy member.

Access to the entire Get Messy library – 20+ classes, 30+ seasons, 1000+ art journaling lessons, 100+ teachers

14 day money back guarantee

One-time Payment

Access only to the class

$50

Lifetime access to the class, regardless of your status as a Get Messy member

14 day money back guarantee

Should I choose the one-time payment or membership option?

You have the option for purchasing this class on its own or as part of the membership. 

The choice depends on how you create.

Membership: the Get Messy membership is here for the creative soul with restless hands and a busy mind (and schedule), ready to cultivate a consistent art habit that allows you to release your truth, emotions and dreams onto the page. For those who prefer to live an all-encompassing creative life with catalysts that spur on the creative habit.

One-time payment: for the creative who loves knuckling down and diving deep into a class. Someone who prefers to focus on one thing and take the time it requires before moving onto the next. The bonus is that you get to keep the class forever and it will wait for you during your busy seasons and be there when you're ready again. You might also be wanting to test the Get Messy teaching style out a bit and this is a good way to dip your toes in.

I'm not creative. Is this course for me?
You are creative. No seriously. You are. But if you’re worried about not being an artist or a papercrafter, that’s okay. The extent to which you creatively embellish the words and stories that come out of this class is totally up to you. Plus, when you enrol you’ll get access to a full digital kit with journal cards that will help with presentation if you need it.
Where do I access the course?

Upon purchase, you will be redirected to create a login for the private site. You can choose your own username and password. All of your content is accessible to you under one username.

The class will be available through this private site, along with a workbook in PDF format for you to download and print.

How long do I have access for?

As long as you are a Get Messy member.

What is the refund policy?

Get Messy has a 14 day money back policy.

Is this course for mothers only?
Yes. You will not find the content relevant unless you are a mother.
When does class begin?

All lessons are available to you immediately.

I'm an adoptive or non-birth mother, is this course for me?
Yes! All paths to motherhood are precious, and this course honours that. The prompts and questions are absolutely adaptable and include explicit alterations with you in mind where necessary.
My kids are 30 years old. Would I benefit from this course?
The bulk of this course is about reestablishing your sense of self in motherhood. If this is something you’re still struggling to do with older kids, then it is for you. It all depends on where you are in your personal journey.