My name is Kristin and I am the owner and creator of Free the Mother. If you are reading this, you are either related to me, or you somehow found me in the vast space of social media. Either way, welcome!
On January 1, 2018, I woke up with an idea. The bed was soaked from leaking breast milk all night. What if I created comfy breastfeeding tees to sleep in? I hadn't seen any at the time. I yelled for my husband to tell him about my exciting idea, and jumped out of bed and got to work. I've been working 24/7 ever since!
I released my first tee in May 2018. My "Free Coffee Creamer [made with] Liquid Gold" design on a soft black mineral wash tee. Since then, we expanded greatly with many other designs and apparel related to motherhood. I also launched a blog called, "Stories of Motherhood: Uncensored." It's a platform for moms all over the world to share their unique journeys. It's so important to have a strong community and to feel like we are not alone.
Last year, I gave birth to my first baby and my life has never been the same. Of course it's changed for obvious reasons, but being a mother has also changed me as a person. I was opened up to a whole new world, and that world isn't always pretty.
Every day is a new struggle. We try our best to take care of our little earthlings. And just when you think you're doing a good job, society is telling you you're not.
Mothers shouldn't be afraid to breastfeed in public, or wear a bikini because they are embarrassed by their stretch marks. Mothers shouldn't feel ashamed because they needed a c-section, or feel guilty about suffering from postpartum depression.
We should be proud of ourselves. We should embrace our incredible bodies.
Mothers should feel free.
If you're reading this, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here. I hope you stay awhile!