No Qualms Mom was born out of feeling that there’s got to be a better way to get the mundane done so that time and energy could be poured into relationships and personal well-being—and doing it all with style & grace! Yet, at the same time, knowing that no one can do everything well. Letting go of the notion of perfection as the world (and other moms) define it, embracing what works best for you and connecting as a community is a big part of you becoming a No Qualms Mom. The goal is for you too to have No Qualms about your life and your parenting, focus on the positive, alleviate frustrations, and to stifle the Mommy Wars and other negativity that seem to swirl around so much these days.
Women desperately need to shift away from ‘chasing busy.’
Stop being consumed by mundane tasks and filling days reacting to things, wasting time and putting fires out. Instead, live an efficient, strategic life and focus on ways to streamline and simplify. Work smarter, not harder. We promote household systems which allow you to get ahead of the curve, be forward facing with your efforts, and live instead of just survive. Once you optimize your house and take control of your days, you will be able to concentrate on what’s vitally important: self-care and fulfillment, children, relationships, and community.
NQM believes in being aspirational as well as steeping life and home with everyday beauty, style, and celebration. We will guide you toward an elevated lifestyle; you’ll find everything from tips on travel and design, fashion and beauty products, to step-by-step efficiency models for tackling the household tasks that take so much of our time. Why? Because feeding your soul as well as your body through art, travel, life-long learning, friendships, and, of course, family will make us all happier, healthier people.
NQM promotes your perfect.
By that, we mean stop the comparison game and embody the old saying “do the best you can with the tools you got.” Also, when you’re doing the mundane stuff we all have to do, try to keep a positive outlook and—I know this sounds silly—but even enjoy the simple pleasure in a job well done. Know that when we speak of being aspirational, we mean to reach for your best and picking and choosing our suggestions as they meet your needs—not your neighbor’s needs. We do not mean striving for perfectionism and perfect balance. In fact, we strongly encourage you to let go of chasing either as well as other people’s vision of perfection and balanced life. There basically is no such thing, only fleeting moments of perfect balance perhaps, but it’s not truly sustainable. Instead, figure out what’s best for you and your family and make that your definition of perfect. No one else’s. We look at being real and juggling things so that you can do what matters most to you (and not kill yourself trying to do it all!). Keeping up with the ‘Global Jones’ and social media standards of perfection only adds to our stresses.
NQM is an inclusive, accepting community and we do not believe in a singular view on parenting, learning and love, nor do we advocate for or against having a full-time career at, or away, from home.
We’re here to support parents who stay at home, work full time, and anything in between. There is no right or wrong way. And although we use the word mom throughout, we intend to speak to dads, stepparents, and caregivers as well. Being a community of parents, instead of one at ‘war’ with each other, is something we strive to do.
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