Über Moms Member Profile
Name: Janette Nagl
Country of Origin: Tanzania
Nick Name: Binja or ‘B’
Disciplines: Running and strength training.
Favorite Discipline: Strength training.
Favorite Quote: “When you hold on to your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.” – Bishop T.D Jakes.
“You can not have real unity without diversity.” David Crone.
How did you hear about Über Moms? I was part of a group of moms that are now the community of Über Moms before the groups inception. From that group of moms it was clear there was a need to create a community of women/moms and support each other.
What’s your favorite thing about being an Über Mom? Being part of a community
What is something that people don’t know about you, but you’d like them to know? I love ice skating but have never been good at it
What do you do when you want to jumpstart a health kick? I start by adjusting my mindset and having the right attitude towards the goals I want to reach.
What is your food cuddle? The more hearty the better.
If there were a reality TV show about your life, what would it be called? Joy…
When shit hits the fan, what do you do? I try and stay as calm as possible, review the situation and try and find a solution.
What’s your exercise vice? Workout gear
What is an ideal Saturday with the family? Walk in the park in the summer, a chilled lunch out and time together.
As a mom, do you ever lose your shit, I mean literally, how do you stay organised?
Besides being a mom, what is your superpower? Gourmet Chef
How do you hope to see the role of motherhood will change in the future? I hope women will slowly transition into seeing motherhood as any other corporate job for example and apply the skills they learnt in the workplace into their households.
How many languages do you speak? I speak 4 languages: English, Swahili, Kihaya and German.
If not here, where would you be? Am happy where I am, I like where I am.
What would be the chapters of your book of life? What chapters are missing in the nonexistent manual to being a mom? At the moment my chapters in my book are still being written. There is always something to learn. However I could add an extra chapter of more soaking of the sun and a little champagne. As part of my self care routine as a mom.
What will your “mom legacy” be? This is what I want my kids to remember about me as a their mother . This sums it up.
Above all else, I want you to know that you are loved and lovable. You will learn this from my words and actions–the lessons on love are in how I treat you and how I treat myself.
I want you to engage with the world from a place of worthiness. You will learn that you are worthy of love, belonging, and joy every time you see me practice self-compassion and embrace my own imperfections.
We will practice courage in our family by showing up, letting ourselves be seen, and honoring vulnerability. We will share our stories of struggle and strength. There will always be room in our home for both.
We will teach you compassion by practicing compassion with ourselves first; then with each other. We will set and respect boundaries; we will honor hard work, hope, and perseverance. Rest and play will be family values, as well as family practices.
You will learn accountability and respect by watching me make mistakes and make amends, and by watching how I ask for what I need and talk about how I feel.
I want you to feel joy, so together we will learn how to be vulnerable.
When uncertainty and scarcity visit, you will be able to draw from the spirit that is a part of our everyday life.
Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.
We will laugh and sing and dance and create. We will always have permission to be ourselves with each other. No matter what, you will always belong here.
As you begin your Wholehearted journey, the greatest gift that I can give to you is to live and love with my whole heart and to dare greatly.
I will not teach or love or show you anything perfectly, but I will let you see me, and I will always hold sacred the gift of seeing you. Truly, deeply, seeing you.
Name 5 things you can always find in your pantry? Couscous, tomatoes, beans, lemons, nuts