Mothers in our culture are wildly under-resourced. Raising compassionate, creative children is a public service, and yet we can feel like we're in it all on our own.
Growing other people challenges us. It calls us to grow ourselves, to become bigger and better, to be the mothers we want to be and that our families deserve. Hearing that call and answering it — that is being a Badass Mama.
We can't do it alone. Receiving support is essential, because while we are heroes, we are not martyrs. We reject the celebration of mothers' service and sacrifice without support. Our heroism is communal.
Badass Mamas are committed to so much more than ourselves, which compels us to get to know ourselves, grow ourselves, and resource ourselves.
All that people-raising and soul-growing work? Let's do it together.
"One of the best decisions I have ever made was to join the Badass Mamas circle. I had things I wanted to achieve that I was afraid of, and some emotional wounds that had been around since becoming a mother 8 years ago. And an ache of loneliness and feeling misunderstood.
Badass Mamas didn't solve all my problems, but it helped me grow into who I want to be, helped me make some hard decisions, helped me parent the way I want to. My circle has started mapping out our next year. And if you have the desire for some guidance and support in your life, join Jenni's next circle." - Hillary, Badass Mama
The Badass Mamas circle is a facilitated, developmental, intimate nine-month group of 8 Seattle-area mothers coming together for growth and connection. It's an opportunity to step into your most capacious, reflective self.
So that you can be the mama you want to be. So that you can be the YOU you’re called to be.
That’s our work together.
The cost is $2500 (payment plans available). We start September 16.
I'm Jenni Pertuset, a coach for parents who are answering the call. Because parenting is a calling, and parenting is a crucible.
As we grow people, we grow ourselves.
It’s fierce, joyous, tender and often relentless. AND it’s an opportunity to face our monsters and befriend them, to recognize and grow into our power and capacity, and to put our best intentions into action.
More about Jenni Pertuset and Fulfilling Parenthood
"Jenni held a sacred space that allowed me to grieve, heal some, and grow more fully into the parent and person who serves myself and my family well." - Nancy, Badass Mama
I invite you to join me in the Badass Mamas circle (BAM!)
Badass Mamas opens with a 24 hour retreat (accommodations included), so you can immerse yourself in reflection, connection, and creativity — without distraction. This is our time.
• We share meals • We complete a series of unexpected physical and emotional exercises to connect with each other and our own creative, playful selves. • We create our big-picture life visions and our first twelve week plans of action, informed by work and rest, creativity and ambition, achievement and play • We also map the shape of the world we live in so that we can see what forces are shaping us (often without our consent) so we’re aware of them, can question them, and take deliberate action to navigate themBadass Mamas meets twice a month, in-person, with our entire group so that regular connection and reflection is built in to your daily life. • Each meeting is a mix of ritual, metaphor, practical self-discovery & development, transformational exercises, and perspective-shifting conversation • Each meeting we grapple with a particular topic — like money, rage, play, grief, parenting, partnership, competing commitments, offering and receiving support, and celebrating your personal gifts and strengths as a way to consider ourselves, our place in the world AND to develop pragmatic plans and skills
Badass Mamas includes 1:1 time with each of your fellow Badass Mamas, and me, so we get to know each other personally, outside the group setting.
Plus short and festive communal work-parties built right into our schedules each month (so that we actually make them happen!) where we show up to take action with and for each other, offering tangible support for specific needs.
Badass Mamas closes with 24 hour retreat (accommodations included), so you can honor the growth and relationships you've nurtured.
Badass Mamas is a developmental group experience where you can grow your capacities as a person raising people — AND develop the community you’ve been craving.
It’s not a parenting class; it’s a mama-growing self-development circle.
Mothers in our culture are often isolated from each other, but we don't have to be.
Join a brave and loving circle of strong, confident, powerful Badass Mamas.
"Jenni provided generous opportunity and creative guidance to carve out space, time and intent to reflect and shake off inertia allowing me to invite back old and discover new parts of myself and desires lost to life's many demands, bringing about greater clarity and presence with my family. I am grateful to her and the group for the playful support, tears, and laughter these past nine months." - Kat, Badass Mama
Becoming a Badass Mama is rising to the challenge of mothering.
It's an heroic, interdependent undertaking of ferocity and tenderness.
It’s an uprising of courage and resolve and bottomless love.
It keeps us digging deep and showing up.
That’s the call that Badass Mamas hear, and that we’re answering.
When we heed the call of motherhood, we acknowledge how big we must become to rise up and answer it.
Though we can't force growth, we can create conditions that allow for the possibility.
As Badass Mamas, we seek out those conditions.
We seek out each other.
We come together to play, to grieve, to rage, to work, because our uprising is deeply personal, but it doesn’t happen alone.
We gather in all our messy magnificence—wholehearted, broken hearted, open hearted—to be seen, to be big, to belong.
Join your cohort of Badass Mamas for nine months of growing yourself.
"I loved getting to know this group of women in this way; such a deep way of knowing, both them and myself." - Michelle, Badass Mama
BAM! includes: • opening retreat and closing retreat, accommodations included
• twice-monthly group meetings (16 total)
• monthly work parties (8 total, attend at least 4)
• self-developmental exercises and activities facilitated by a coach and parent educator
• tangible support from powerful mamas
• grand plans and hands-dirty action
This might not be for you if you’re hoping for a group of girlfriends chatting over a glass of wine, or if you're looking for a therapy group.
But it might be for you if you're ready for an adventure, ready for fierce and courageous companions, ready to face fearsome dragons and befriend them…
...and it’s definitely for you when you're ready to answer the call and become your own hero.
At the end of nine months, you'll have given birth to capacities you didn't know you contained. You'll move differently in your family relationships; live a bigger life; be connected to your best self; and be held by a genuine community of courageous and caring women.
Welcome, Badass Mama.
"This was one of the best decisions of my life." - Amy, Badass Mama
16 - 17 September 2017, 2:00p to 2:00p (specific hours subject to accommodation availability) - opening retreat in the Seattle area
6:00 to 8:00p second and fourth Mondays, 25 September through 11 June (except 25 Dec and 28 May) - twice-monthly gatherings in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood
23 - 24 June 2018, 2:00p to 2:00p (specific hours subject to accommodation availability) - closing retreat in the Seattle area
Additional Time Commitments
Eight 1-hour meetings (8 hours) spread over the first 6 weeks for one-on-one meet ups with other Badass Mamas
Four 2-hour work parties (8 hours) between October to May (each mama will schedule one at the opening retreat, please plan to attend 4 of the 8)
16 meetings, 2 retreats with accommodations, unlimited personal and community growth. $2,500.
You are warmly invited to contact me if you have questions. I hope you'll join us.
THE SEPTEMBER 2017 BADASS MAMAS CIRCLE IS FULL.
To be among the first to hear about upcoming BAM! circles, join the waitlist: