Murfreesboro Mama: Meet The Shea Mom

Mar 04, 2022 at 06:04 am by Laura Beth Payne

When I became a mom six (almost seven!) years ago, I quickly realized that I had underestimated mothers my whole life.

I never appreciated how much mothers ran the world I was in-- from directing my education and extracurriculars, to securing many of the freedom and privileges I've been able to enjoy over the years. When I started writing Murfreesboro Mama, I was blown away by the mama social influnencers I met who used impressive platforms to faciliate important conversations, encourage other moms, inspire one another's families, and motivate one another in life goals from fitness to faith to fashion.

As I began connecting with various ones within Rutherford County, I decided I'd start putting them in the hot spot regularly. Mostly because I love meeting fun people, but also because most social media influencers cover a niche others don't and highlight events and happenings that others don't. This is good news for those of us looking for fresh ideas for our families locally and beyond.

Today, I'm excited to spotlight Gretchen Moore, otherwise known as The Shea Mom. We connected on Instagram and I loved her frank posts about motherhood and mental health, as well as all of her FUN photos of her family members enjoying spots through Rutherford, Davidson, Williamson counties. This girl reaches over 3,500 followers each week with her bright posts about family time, where to go for date nights and family days, self-care and mental health

I. Where can we find you online?                                                                                                                                                                       On IG @The Shea Mom and

2. Tell us about your family!
Husband Jerrel Moore and two Kids Clarkson and Jackson
3) Describe what families/moms/dads/parents can learn from your content
 The Shea Mom was created during the global pandemic to raise awareness around postpartum depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. We create content around all stages of motherhood and parenting. We provide mothers and parents with hope, healing, and restoration. Occasionally I share my home decor hacks and arts and crafts as that brings me joy. Mental health and humans are not one dimensional, we are complex and I believe it's important to display the whole person. 
4) How did you get into influencing and content creation?
I knew being on shutdown would increase my anxiety. I began creating content as therapeutic process for me. 

5)  What are your favorite things to share on your sites?
I enjoy sharing my fashion, I won best dressed in high school and I like to think I can still be stylish even as a mom!
I also enjoy sharing tips on motherhood and storytelling. Motherhood is hard and we don't talk about that enough. We must normalize the ups and downs of motherhood in order to support moms who are struggling to find their way.