Meet Kelly Newsome Georges, Founder
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WHO ARE YOU?
I’m a postpartum educator and self-care teacher for mothers with small children, especially during stressful transitions like adding another baby to the family. In particular, I love working with postpartum moms making the 1:2 baby transition — because it’s chaos, nobody tells you, and there’s little-to-no support since everyone (even mom) says “oh, it’s not the first baby, it’s fine!”
But it’s more complicated than that. There are different challenges for second-time (or more) moms, and self-care is crucial to getting through them successfully. I also help dads support mom and baby throughout the early years. Before this, I was a birth and postpartum doula, a private prenatal yoga teacher, and a coach focusing on Positive Psychology.
Personally, I’m a “single married mama” living in between Paris and Provence with my spectacular toddler and precious infant, wife to a Frenchman who lives in England, and stepmom to three brilliant bonus kids. (C’est compliqué, eh?)
WHAT IS RITUAL CARE… AND WHY DID YOU CREATE IT?
Ritual Care is a “no-cliche self-care™” company for early motherhood. I created it because moms — and new moms, especially — always hear “take care of yourself!” But how? How do you use self-care to build resilience — which is the fuel for motherhood — and not just as a quick fix? How do you take care of yourself once you’re taking care of a tiny human? Especially when you already have one or more children to look after, too? Every product I create — usually from my couch, with my two hands glued to my laptop (and sometimes, chocolate) — it’s all designed to help you answer that question. Motherhood is work, but it doesn’t have to feel so hard. And the right self-care rituals make everything easier.
IS IT TRUE THAT YOU’VE BEEN OBSESSED WITH BIRTH SINCE YOU WERE 9 YEARS OLD… BUT THEN BECAME A LAWYER?
Yes! My mom gave birth to my brother, Michael, at home, by accident. He started coming out as she was walking through the front door. My dad delivered him in the back of our red Volvo station wagon! I didn’t see everything, but I sure heard it — and that sealed the deal for me. I started reading everything I could get my hands on about birth. I loved it, but never thought of it as “work”… so I became a mergers & acquisitions attorney instead. It took a while to find my way back to my calling, but I did.
HOW DID YOU GET SO MANY HAPPY CUSTOMERS?
First, by building relationships. I love connecting with other mamas, whether by social media or my inbox. Second, by focusing on practical, personal tools that help us give ourselves permission to feel good, because we really need that. One of my favorite quotes is Liz Gilbert’s “Motherhood is a hard enough job when you love it.” It is an essential for moms, to have something that fills your well-being bank account. We hare everything with our little ones — our bodies, our energy, that last bite of pasta off of our forks. But as a Ritual Care mom, you get to have something that is just yours. Your rituals flow into that “account,” making deposits that add up over time. And that helps you withdraw whenever you need to.
HOW CAN NEW MOMS GET STARTED WITH RITUAL CARE?
The best way to begin is to sign up below for our free webinar — it’s a quick, easy, no-cost, and no-excuses way to start self-caring right now. Or visit our Self-Care Online studio to check out our programs and our Free Library of tools for pregnancy, postpartum, and early motherhood.
VISIT THE STUDIO
Head to our online self-care studio to see programs and products, including the Free Library of birth, postpartum, and mom resilience-building resources.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
You’ll learn the most common excuses moms use to not take care, and how to break through each one, all in less time than a Soul Cycle class. No sweating required.