Hey, hey! We are the Guerra Family!
I used to think, “If I had more money I could help this person or would give to that organization.” Then I met a teen with down syndrome & heard him speak about how he bagged groceries at a supermarket & saved his money to send single Moms to camp every year where they received support and encouragement for raising their babies. That’s all I needed to put the “If I had more money...” excuse behind me and instead put in the leg-work to make it happen! And that is why I started my own business.
When I became a first-time Mom, a sweet, older Mom friend (shout-out to Cindy!) brought be some chocolate covered almonds. They were delicious! I kept those things by my bedside and thought about Cindy’s care as I recovered and during 2am wake ups when feeding my baby. I felt so loved! She didn’t bring anything for the baby or flock to see my baby which she certainly cared about too, but she showed she cared about ME, and let me know I was not overlooked or forgotten.
When my friends started getting pregnant and that season of having babies, I paid it forward and loved to put a bunch of goodies in a basket to bring to them for those critical, sometimes emotional days following birth.
I usually included some cute pjs or a satin robe, fuzzy socks, lip balm, maybe an eye mask or hydrating some face masks. Just items for them that would communicate, amid the beautiful caos & confusion of this time in your life, you are seen, heard, known, safe, and cared for.
And that is how I developed the Self-Care Mama Box!
My favorite thing about this Self Care Mom Box is that 10% of all profits go to single Moms in 15 countries. Talk about women supporting women! My sweet husband was raised by a single Mom and she did an amazing job so this is a subject close to my heart. Thank you for caring!