sharing the wisdom

dont stay there


Thanks to all who supported wise mother’s first event!

170% of the proceeds was donated to RAICES.

see you at the next one!


Photos by Allison Andres

Today ✨ artwork by @ixxej

August 24th

“Don’t Stay There”

a wise mother collective

Oakland, California
10:30am - 2:00pm


not your average day off

“Don’t Stay There” is Wise Mother’s first collective, giving mothers a chance to unify in ways that is most needed. We’re here for the intimate conversations, rooted connections and invaluable information.

Stemmed from a visit to a fellow mom friend who just birth her second child, she shared her yearning to get back into her craft. For most moms, creativity is abandoned as priorities are changing and, ultimately, we give ourselves a really hard time for that. I related with her as I, myself, was struggling to bring Wise Mother back after a hiatus due to my inability to make time, and in return, I would fall into a depression. It was a cycle that needed to be broken; it was a cycle that I couldn’t stay in any longer.

After running through countless ideas, seeking validation and falling backwards, questioning if I was taking on more than I could handle (oh, the irony), I kept coming back to one thing: I wanted a safe and closed space where moms can come together, have some adult conversations, listen to a few brilliant guest speakers, drink some good coffee and share some craft if they wanted to. We have to start somewhere.


100% of the proceeds will be donated to RAICES


The Day

10:30am - 10:45am
beverages + bites

11:00am - 12:00pm
keynote + discussions

12:00pm - 12:45pm
group activities + inspiration

12:45pm - 1:30pm
creative “break”

1:30pm - 2:00pm
closing + mingles

Guest Speakers

therapist + doctoral candidate

“In order to nurture those around us, we must first nourish ourselves.”


artist + creator of The Cry Baby Club

“For every mean thought, speak one kinder”




Coffee provided by Lady Falcon Coffee Club

paired with bites for the food-conscious, vegans, paleo, and the average give-me-all-the-sugar gal.




Your host


Auzeen Mendoza

the girl who put this whole thing together



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