About No Ma'am Nation
Let's see, you are either career focused, a business owner, daughter, wife, friend, auntie, contemplating your next move, you’re a mom, aspiring entrepreneur, caregiver, magician (or at least people think you are) or all of the above. Whew!
Yeah, I bet you're thinking, "How did she know"? I know, because I'm right here with you. I tussle family, work, decisions, responsibilities, dreams, and emotions every day. All of which can be fulfilling, but can also be scary, exhausting, and isolating. Which brings us to No Ma'am!
I created No Ma'am for women just like "us". Women who are 40 and up, but not quite ready to be called “Ma’am”. Women who are pretty awesome. Women who grind daily, kicking butt and taking names. Women who are so amazing, we sometimes forget just ho w amazing we are.
However, But, In addition too.
We are also women who are facing life’s ever evolving challenges. Challenges that are sometimes easy peasy, but other times, they are hard, demanding, disappointing, and on occasion, damn near impossible. Challenges that have us considering grabbing our passport so that we can purchase a single, one-way to ticket to anywhere, but here. Yet, In Spite of All of That, We Don’t Quit. With Weathered Hands and Beaten Knuckles, We Hang On. After the tears, fears, and frustration subside, we somehow manage to keep it moving. We face our obstacles with grit and determination. We leap over hurdles, sometimes stumbling, even falling, but we always get back up. We pull our super hero capes from the bottom and the back of our closets. We shake the dust off, sling them around our shoulders, snap the collar, hold our heads up, wipe a tear or two away, take a deep breath, and up, up, and away we go. We might get scraped and bruised during take-off and turbulence may even rattle us, but as Maya Angelo said, “Still We Rise”.
Our Challenges Are Our Stepping Stones, Not Our Retaining Walls
And for our No Ma’amers that can’t seem to find their cape. We want you to keep looking, it hasn’t disappeared. It’s still there. It may be pushed to the side or tightly tucked under a pile of stuff. Stuff like bills, divorce, deaths, poor health, ailing parents, and other disappointments. Hell, you may not even recognize your cape anymore because it’s so worn and battered; but it’s still a cape and it’s still there. Just keep looking. And if the pile seems too high, don’t be discouraged, ask for help. Sometimes, one set of hands won’t do. Your family, friends, therapist, and/or spiritual advisors are there to dig with you. Just know and believe, that you too have a cape and it’s still there.
I Wear a Dusty Cape, But I Don’t Carry A Magic Wand.
My journey is riddled with more bumps and lumps than I’d like to mention. I make mistakes and sometimes I’m just wrong. So folks, don’t be surprised when “it” happens, cause it’s gonna happen. I’m human. I do promise to provide you with beneficial and useful information. I promise to stay true to myself and to you. I promise to make No Ma'am and all that comes with it, engaging, educational, useful, and as fun as I can.
Through our FB Lives, free content, seminars, our paid online training, brunches, retreats our other useful resources, we are here to ride with you. We will explore a variety of topics and feature experts in areas of caring for aging parents, managing finances, how to launch your own business, insurance, dating, health and wellness, starting over, and much, much more.
As a southern girl proudly raised and reared from Columbus Georgia, I completely understand the use of the word Ma’am. For many of us, Ma’am is generally associated with aging, respect, and endearment. I just want to make absolutely clear, The No Ma’am brand is in no way disparaging its traditional use. It’s simply a fun spin on women and aging. There I said it. Carry on.