We are growing people.
Motherhood is a call to become bigger and better, to be the mothers we want to be and our families deserve. Growing other people demands that we get to know ourselves, grow ourselves, and resource ourselves.
We can't do it alone.
The Badass Mamas circle (BAM!) is a facilitated, developmental, intimate nine-month group of 8 Seattle-area mothers coming together for growth and connection. It's an opportunity to connect a grand vision of who you know you can be with how you show up day to day.
It’s not a parenting class; it’s a mama-growing self-development circle.
opening retreat and closing retreat
17 circle gatherings, scheduled every other week
monthly communal care gatherings (8 total, please attend at least 4)
facilitated self-developmental exercises and activities
tangible support from powerful mamas
grand plans and hands-dirty action
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.
next cohort: September 21, 2019 through June 20, 2020
The cost is $2400 made in 8 payments (5% discount for payment in full).
In the Badass Mamas circle, you can grow your capacities as a person raising people — and develop the community you’ve been craving.
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.
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 it's a call we’re answering.
We acknowledge how big we must become to rise up and heed the call. And while we can't make ourselves grow, we can create conditions that allow for the possibility.
As Badass Mamas, we seek growing conditions, and we seek 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.
I'm Jenni Pertuset, a coach for mamas who are answering the call of parenting.
Being a parent is 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.
I invite you to join me in the Badass Mamas circle (BAM!)
Badass Mamas begins with a day-long opening retreat so you can immerse yourself in reflection, connection, and creativity — without distraction. This is our time.
We share meals
We complete 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 join each other in circle every other week, in-person, with our entire group so that regular connection and reflection is built in to your daily life.
Each circle we grapple with a particular topic — like money, rage, play, grief, parenting, partnership, competing commitments, and emotional and domestic labor — to reveal unconscious influences and make more intentional choices.
Circles are a mix of ritual, metaphor, practical self-discovery & development, transformational exercises, and perspective-shifting conversation
Badass Mamas meet one-on-one for coffee (or tea, walk, or other informal get together) with each circle member and with Jenni in the first 6 weeks on your own schedule for an opportunity to get to know each other personally outside the group setting.
Each Badass Mama hosts one of eight informal communal gatherings, planned once a month between October and May so community care is built right into your schedule. Gatherings will suit the style and needs of the organizer and might be a hike, work party, brunch, canning bee, or any gathering you dream up to nurture yourself and the circle. Please plan to attend at least four of the eight gatherings.
Badass Mamas ends with a day-long closing retreat to honor the growth and relationships you've nurtured.
Who should join?
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’s definitely for you if you're ready for an adventure, ready for fierce and courageous companions, ready to face fearsome dragons and befriend them — ready to become BADASS.
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.
Opening retreat: all day September 21, 2019
One-on-ones to get to know each member and the facilitator: self-scheduled between September 21 and November 7, 2019
Circle gatherings: 6:30-8:30p Thursdays — October 10, 2019 to June 4, 2020
Communal care activities: once monthly, scheduled by participants October to May
Closing retreat: all day June 20, 2020
Seventeen circle gatherings, two retreats, eight communal care events, unlimited personal and community growth. $2,400.
You are warmly invited to contact me if you have questions. I hope you'll join us.