Mama’s Comfort Camp has a new look.
Look around you. Have you noticed the change?
The new look is rather similar to the old look:
It’s about subtle improvments that make all the differnce.
Comfort is in the details.
Multitude of Gratitude Nathan Briggs for your tech help.
And again, a big loving thank you to my friend Yael Sahar for the beautiful logo (yes, our names are almost identical, we are both Israeli, Yael is the most common first name of our generation. My last name means storm, her last name means moon) the airplane illustration was created by Yael Sahar’s hubby: the talented artist Shai Tzurim.
In addition to the change in the layout, Mama’s Comfort Camp is now displaying ads showcasing carefully curated products and services that I believe can bring my Campers comfort.
These ads will help me pay the bills, while giving businesses who believe in the Mama’s Comfort Camp’s mission the opportunity to support this endeavor and support me, as I’m putting so much of my time, creativity, and energy into it.
Here is why this is a Win-Win-Win for all of us:
Why I need this:
After two and a half years of volunteering most of my kid-free time into supporting countless mothers and families in real life (here in Ithaca) and online (through PPDtoJoy.com and the Mama’s Comfort Camp), I’m taking baby steps to making a living doing my life’s work. I’m working on creating Self-Kindness and Permission-Based Healing classes and self-guided home study corses, but with so much of my time going towards running the Mama’s Comfort Camp and the local Ithaca events, it’s going to be a while before these projects will generate much income. So in the meantime, I’m going to receive support from businesses who get just how important Mama’s Comfort Camp is, and are not afraid to sponsor and support a group that dares to talk about the really deep and dark sides of motherhood.
What’s in it for the Campers:
- Mama’s Comfort Camp can be a sustainable endeavor without me having to charge any membership fees.
- Mama’s Comfort Camp events and programs can be kept affordable, and when possible be donations-based.
- Mama’s Comfort Camp will have more good stuff happening, because when I feel supported rather than depleted, there is more of my creativity and energy that can flow right back to the Camp.
- Also, you may find a new product or service you never heard of that may solve a problem you have or bring you comfort. And since some Backers will be Mama’s Comfort Camp members, you will get a chance to support meaningful mother-owned businesses. And of course, while I hope Campers would find the Backer’s services useful (and I’ll carefully select them to be highly relevant), Campers are encouraged to take a look, but as always, nobody would be required or even expected to click, read, or purchase anything.
What’s in it for our Backers:
They get to put their name, products, and services in front of the Mama’s Comfort Campers: a constantly growing community steeped with kindness. They reach hundreds of mamas from around the world (and close to 200 mamas in the Ithaca, NY, area), while supporting Mama’s Comfort Camp, a safe haven that is also a social change engine for good!
Mama’s Comfort Camp Backers pay me to have their ads in the sidebar and get their businesses mentioned in the in our weekly “This Mama’s Comfort Camp week is brought to you by the following businesses” thread.
This weekly thread is the only commercial activity allowed inside our safe space.
Backers pay a sliding scale: tiny businesses pay less than bigger ones, because it wouldn’t make sense to charge a mama making hand-made soaps in her basement the same amount as an established big biz, now would it? And yes, I’m open for barter (for example: Lesli’s soaps and honey are sweeter than money! Well, actually, my favorite soap is salty, but you get it). So ask about barter; I may not go for it, but it wouldn’t hurt to ask.
But rest assured: the privacy of Mama’s Comfort Camp members is my highest priority, as is maintaing the sacred haven we have created: our facebok refueling station is an emotional sharing space, not a marketplace. Unless a Backer is a mama who is a group member herself, Backers get no acces into our group at all.
Even when a Backer is a group member, she may not promote her product or service outside of the weekly Backer’s thread. This is good for everybody: by keeping the commercial mentions in the group to a minimum, we maintain the sacred space and infuse the weekly Backers mention with more presence. How come? If group members will not be inundated with commercial URLs, they are more likely to be curious about the services offered, and more inclined to click on a Backer’s link when it comes their way.
So that was the big news. For now.
If you are interested in becoming a Mama’s Comfort Camp Backer, please send me a private facebook message or email yael(at)mamascomfortcamp(dot)com. Click here to see what mamas are saying about being in the Comfort Camp.
I’m excited about all of this, and I hope you like what you see.
And I am getting ready to offer a Self-Kindness class soon, so stay tuned.
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