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.

BAM! includes:

  • 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.

More about Jenni Pertuset and Fulfilling Parenthood

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.


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. And an ache of loneliness and feeling misunderstood. Badass Mamas helped me grow into who I want to be, helped me make some hard decisions, and helped me parent the way I want to.
— Hillary
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
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
I loved getting to know this group of women in this way; such a deep way of knowing, both them and myself.
— Michelle
This was one of the best decisions of my life.
— Amy