Mummy Me Time is here to normalise self-care in motherhood.
Thank you for being here.
My name is Gemma Mercer, i'm the founder of Mummy Me Time and (most probably, much like yourself), i wear many different hats!
Mum to 2 incredible little monkeys, imogen and Alfie❤
- wife to superhuman, lee
- dOting daughter to Helen and Steve
- Friend to many
- business women; maternal wellness practitioner and matrescence educator.
...The list goes on!
I think you get the idea... Like many of the women who stumble across this site... I wear a lot of hats!
so many that is, that it can be easy to forget sometimes, that i am also 'ME'. just like, you... are 'You'!
"i believe being a mother doesn't mean we need to lose our self."
Mummy Me Time was founded
Having experienced a very difficult beginning to motherhood and really feeling like i'd lost my sense of self.
i am here now to help other mums articulate these feelings and understand the changes they've experienced since becoming a mum.
I work with them to unpack what these changes mean and help them transform the parts that are no longer working.
Understanding what a special time having young children brings, i also empathise with the emotional turbulence, overwhelm and exhaustion that can unfold (if we don't make adequate allowances for our self).
For me, Never feeling 100% there as a mum... a wife, a business owner, friend, daughter. . . (you know the list), really started to take it's toll.
can you relate?
The hats you wear can take over, and feel like you've lost the essence of yourself.
the essence of You the 'woman' you've always been, before you also became 'mother.'
for me... it was 4 and a bit years into motherhood, I had hit a wall. A big wall! One that I didn't see coming, and it totally blindsided both me and my husband.
"AS a reflexologist and partner at a holistic health clinic, you'd have thought i'd see it coming!"
I Had Stretched Myself Too Thin, Helping Everyone except Myself and Feeling Permanently Exhausted...
Looking Back, (I didn't realise it at the time) I was becoming so overwhelmed that I began to resent my Husband's ability to complete tasks and his seemingly instant ability to just 'Switch Off!'
The years of silencing my own needs and ignoring my personal desires started to creep out. Cracks appeared as my pent up frustrations grew.
Why is it we wait to hit breaking point, before we chose to make room for change?
my mission is to normalise the need for selfcare in Motherhood.
To stop others having to reach the same breaking point that I did, before they start to see.
To question the societal norms and internal expectations that hold 'the Selfless Mother' on a golden pedestal...
this is not the role we want to model to our children, and it is certainly not the way to become the best version of ourselves (or benefit to our family).
Mummy Me Time
“Refreshing, empowering and exactly what every Mum needs to understand to feel better about the day to day struggles of motherhood.”
PRESS PAUSE Member
Mummy Me Time
“...as soon as Gemma explained these concepts to me, I knew it would be something that could help me.... how motherhood affects your sense of identity.
This course should be compulsory to all new Mums in my opinion.”
Reflexology & Coaching Client
Mummy Me Time
“...I've spent years feeling selfish and not being able to shake the 'mum guilt' when actually I have learnt, if not most women feel the same! Now that I understand it, I'm much happier.”
Mummy Me Time Member
Everything changed for me (and my family), when i was forced to take time out.
Once I realised I had to "press PAUSE."
To make time for myself.
Myself... ME... the woman who came first (before my marriage and our children).
This simple step, changed our entire family's lives for the better.
Appreciating first hand the importance of self-care, Mummy Me Time is here to help busy Mothers understand the benefit that making time for themselves can have on them and their family.
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As founder of Mummy Me Time, having the opportunity to work with so many brilliant women, I believe it's important to invest heavily in my knowledge & continued professional development.
As well as being a Clinical Reflexologist (MAR CRM5) and Certified Infant Massage Instructor, I am also fully insured and certified in Postpartum Support and Matrescence Education.
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Becoming a Mother, doesn't mean you need to lose your Self. Let me help you learn to PRESS PAUSE.