About Mamatoto Nurtured Wellness
At Mamatoto Nurtured Wellness we believe wellness is important for all people in every stage of life and understand that it will mean something different for each person. There are many aspects of wellness including physical, emotional, social and spiritual. We define wellness as making active choices towards improving each component of your health and wellbeing in order to maintain proper balance between all areas of your life. We believe this will enable you to focus more energy on your main priorities and follow the calling for your life more effectively.
When translated to English from Swahili, Mamatoto means motherbaby. It reflects the precious bond between a mother and her child, where nothing can happen to one without the other being affected. At Mamatoto Nurtured Wellness we believe that if a mother is well cared for (by herself and by those around her) she will be better equipped to enjoy parenthood and nurture her baby. This will help her to parent according to the values that she holds as a mother, and will help her child to realise the full potential of who she* will become as an adult.
A Koru encompassing a mother and child was chosen as the logo for Mamatoto Nurtured Wellness. It is a Maori symbol based on the shape of an unfolding silver fern leaf; it represents creation, new beginnings, growth and ancestry. The pursuit of holistic wellness brings better health, improved vitality and more energy for the important things in life.
For the mamas: Our logo signifies that the birth of a baby creates a mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, aunt, uncle etc. and a new family dynamic as another member is added to the family tree. There is much to be celebrated in this new life and at Mamatoto Nurtured Wellness it is with joy that we join you on the incredible journey that is motherhood.
20% of the profits of Mamatoto Nurtured Wellness will be donated to Comfort International to help mothers and babies in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
*throughout this website I will interchange the gender by which I will refer to a baby to avoid the use of he/she, s/he or similar references.