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On 6th April 2020 we successfully raised £1,506 with 75 supporters in 28 days

Empowering Single Mamas to step into their strength and lead their families like the fierce females they are!

by Gabriella Sofia Buxton in Stoke On Trent, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our stretch target will allow us to create an area of the site which is specifically dedicated to online learning portal around navigating specific time periods of single mama-dom (eg. pregnancy, birth, the first forty days, the first year, preschool, dating, early years, children's anxieties, domestic violence, birds and bees conversations, talking to children about family dynamics, budget planning etc...)


We whole-heartedly believe that every child deserves to have a happy, healthy, and dare-we-say, wealthy mama. Why? Because a mama living her best life can provide her little ones with all of the opportunities necessary to having the childhood of dreams.

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Single Mamas Shine is set to become an online community of solo-mothers who can help and support one another in a variety of different fields. Our main focus areas include Mental and Emotional Wellness; Health, Fitness and Nutrition; Creativity and Fun; Child-Rearing; Dating and Romance; Careers and Education; Finances, Legal and Housing plus much more. These areas will be approached through online connection courses, face-to-face meets, and the as-yet-unpublished book series; The Single Mama's Guide.

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Your pledges will go directly into the development of our online platform and our search for the right publishing house to take on the book series. Thank you in advance for these pledges... This project is set to empower women, enrich the lives of subsequent generations and change the lives of families around the world, so well done for being a part of this important movement!

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In exchange for your pledges, as well as unending gratitude, we are offering a whole variety of different printable resources from our sister-brand The Conscious Collective, plus personalized meditations, yoga flows and 1-2-1 laser coaching sessions from our other sister-brand GabriellaYoga. All of these rewards offer a little taster of the sort of online support the service-users of Single Mamas Shine will have access to once the platform is up and running, so please don't hesitate to send us your feedback on these as it will help us to tailor the work we do and maximize its efficacy.

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Pledges are super-helpful, but so are ideas, connections and support with exposure. If you think you can support this project in any other ways (for example, perhaps you have a friend in publishing, are a web-developer yourself, or are just happy to share our message across social media) please don't hesitate to get in touch by dropping us a comment here on our project page, reaching out to us on social media or emailing info@loveandlightshala.com <3

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I'm Gabriella, and the little boy in my photos is my one-year-old son, Walter. The idea for Single Mamas Shine came to me when I was abandoned at almost-four-weeks pregnant.

Automatically I felt as though my pregnancy (and life thereafter!) were doomed to misery. After all, the stigma attached to the familiar trope of 'the single mother' is not a positive one. However, I felt passionate about the fact that I could embark on this new, solo adventure, and ENJOY it as I did. 

Firstly, I needed to navigate the pregnancy journey 'on my own'. Next, came birth. Then the first forty days, the first year and so on. At every turn I found my experiences to be COMPLETELY different to that of my 'coupled' friends and was frustrated by the lack of community, guidance and support available to me as a Single Mama. 

So whilst my baby Walter was growing in my tummy, the idea for Single Mamas Shine was growing in my mind. And as Walter was born, so was the manuscript of my first book The Single Mama's Guide to Pregnancy.

Now is the time to share this project with Single Mamas around the world. Will you help me to do this? 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£150 Reward

One GabriellaYoga 50-minute personal empowerment laser coaching session PLUS all previous rewards

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Unending gratitude is heading your way as a gigantic, virtual hug from Gabriella, Walter and Single Mama's worldwide!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

The Conscious Collective 'Best Life Blueprint' online resource bundle to help you to lay out your personal development goals, commit to inspired action steps and track your progress!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

The Conscious Collective 'Radical Self-Care' online resource bundle to help you to tune into your personal needs, reclaim your energy and time and implement positive habits for self-care PLUS both previous rewards!

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£35 Reward

The Conscious Collective 'Rewilding Your Roots' online resource bundle to help you soothe anxieties, reconnect with the earth and honour the animal within PLUS all previous rewards!

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£50 Reward

The Conscious Collective 'Conscious Cleanse' online resource bundle to help you to detoxify with nutrition, enjoy food prep and boost your overall health and wellness PLUS all previous rewards.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

One GabriellaYoga 10 minute meditation audio recorded specifically for your needs PLUS all previous rewards.

£100 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£100 Reward

One GabriellaYoga 10 minute yoga tutorial recorded specifically for your needs PLUS all previous rewards.

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward

Four GabriellaYoga 50-minute personal empowerment laser-coaching sessions PLUS all previous rewards

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£500 Reward

Ten GabriellaYoga 50-minute personal empowerment laser-coaching sessions PLUS all previous rewards

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£750 Reward

Twenty GabriellaYoga 50-minute personal empowerment laser-coaching sessions PLUS all previous rewards

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£1000 Reward

Thirty GabriellaYoga 50-minute personal empowerment laser-coaching sessions PLUS all previous rewards

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