The End of Schmovies… and new beginnings

The End of Schmovies… and new beginnings


– Guys, this is the end of Schmovies. – Oh, that’s a sad way to start this. – I’m just saying. It is, we’ve
been doing our family vlogs, I mean its kind of how
this channel got started, back before we were married,
when we were dating, I started this channel as
a way of introducing her to my family back home and
we just started making, vlogs wasn’t even a word back then. – Now they know me, so we’re done. – Everything from our
engagement, to our wedding, our honeymoon, first house, first kids, all that is on this channel. So, over ten years of family vlogs. – We’re keeping all those
memories here, right? – Yeah, they’re all gonna
stay on the channel, but the channel’s going
to a new direction. – So, we’re not going away. You’re making this sound miserable. – Well, it will be very different. – Yes. (laughs) – In some ways. So, Dana, as you guys know, has been either pregnant or breastfeeding, for about nine years straight. And, went through a lot of – 11 – really tough, 11 years you say? – Yeah, Hannah’s ten. – Wow. 11 years straight. (laughs) Has been through a lot
of really tough things. – Well I guess that
would be 10 years because Olivia’s almost two. – But mentally, spiritually,
emotionally, physically – The last decade of my life has been hard – Postpartum depression – Has been really hard and now she’s been coming out of that for
the past two years or so, starting to get your head
out of the fog a little bit – Not even a year, that I’ve been coming out. – Yeah, and she has a lot of stories and new-found wisdom and advice that she wants to share with you guys. So, the channel will be here but Dana’s going to be doing
something different with it now. – We are transitioning Schmovies in to Reclaiming Motherhood and it’s been in my heart lately to, reclaim it, to re, not reinvent motherhood but just to find the joy
that is meant to be there with our children and our lives and learning that our
kids really are a blessing and how do you parent that way and most of this for me has been just a mental mind-shift of how life is and I’ve got so many stories, I could go on, and on, and on, and so you’ll have to come back every week and get those stories. And I’m also gonna be sharing stories that other moms are gonna be sharing which was really exciting, Tim– – You already shot like five of them – Yeah Tim pushed me in to getting some videos started on there and that really got me excited. – Pushed or encouraged? – Both (laughs) – It’s something you wanted to do but you didn’t feel like you
had it in you to do it. – I was nervous about it – Any time I talk about this to people, about refining your identity as a mother and how do you believe that your children are actually a blessing when
it doesn’t feel like they are and prioritizing relationships,
and marriage and everything – Yeah – You get excited about talking about it – I do, but presenting it and I feel that if I put
myself in to a teacher role then I feel pressure and I don’t feel like I have all the wisdom,
to be in that kinda role, but I do want to just share my story. So if I make it more
relaxed for me and my mind, and just say, you know what, I’m just gonna share what I’ve learned and you can take what you want and you can leave what you want. Then I feel better that way because I know I don’t know everything about being a mom and being a wife, and parenting and I know I have a lot more to learn but I can share what I
have gone through so far. – Dana’s been thinking
about what she wants to do with these videos and
the future direction. Proverbs 31, that woman is something you can
go back and think about and there’s a verse, 35? – Something like that, I
don’t remember (laughs) – Says that she can
laugh at the days to come – Yeah – And what did that mean to you, why does that stand out to you? – Just having confidence in who I am and what my purpose in life is and being able to look at the days to come as they’re not in my control and I’m on mission with God to be a mom and to raise these kids and to be a wife, that supports my husband and all of that, if I leave
that in the hands of our creator that takes a lot of pressure off of me and gives me a lightheartedness so that, you know what,
I don’t have to worry about what’s gonna come tomorrow, next week, next month, year, so many years I can trust God in that and I can enjoy life and how
things are going right now. – So the style of the
videos isn’t gonna change too dramatically, you’re
gonna get some new styles we haven’t ever done
before, some interviews, some conversations, Dana just
sharing some of her thoughts and what she’s learning,
and wrestling through and discovering as a mom
through seven little kids that here body produced
in eight years. (laughs) But they’ll be some vlogs who are live that will just be like, you’re
telling our family’s story about, from her perspective as a mom and someone who’s trying
to reclaim motherhood for what it actually is and not just what it feels like sometimes. – Yeah, we just wanna
put a little more purpose behind our videos that we’ve
been making for you guys instead of just, we haven’t
videoed something in a while and we should probably
just put something up so we don’t lose everybody, what we’re trying to
figure out what we’re doing and so yeah– – We have a lot of ideas
of what this community might look like, in
the future, in terms of what will it become and how it would help and serve you guys, some
ideas we wanna put together. But we’re just started
at step one for now. – I’m a little nervous about everything that Tim’s got going on
in his head, he’s got the mind of an entrepreneur. – I do YouTube stuff for a
living though so it’s like– – I know – It’ll be fun, I like to encourage you on something that you’re
passionate about now, we get to switch roles a little bit, something that you’re excited
about that I can be like oh it’s my turn to support
you on this endeavor and honestly, I kinda like
doing more behind the scenes, tactics, strategy, I’d rather
be behind the camera shooting than in front of it most of the time so it lets me be a little bit closer to my sweet spot, too I think so. We’re excited guys. – We are, I’m nervous. I know I don’t look excited
because I’m just like oh what if I fail, but I don’t – And tired (laughs) – I’m really tired right now. But I just don’t know
how this is gonna look, I don’t know how it’s gonna go. I have a little bit of an idea but I guess this is one of those things, laugh at the days to
come, we’ll just do it – Do you want to tell
them what reclaims means? – So when I was thinking through, when we were coming up with a title, a word, a name for this new
change, shift in Schmovies, how did the word reclaim come up? – You just, you came up with it – I came up with it? (laughs) – Yeah ’cause you kept using it and we were in the car driving
and I was writing down notes just as you were thinking out loud and I was just writing
stuff down and then– – I guess the word that just coming back needing to just reclaim it and not– – Not let it be like what
most people feel like it is – Yeah I feel like there’s such a big stigma when it comes to what motherhood is and there’s a lot of
people that, I don’t know I feel like people
don’t look at motherhood and value motherhood. If they’re in it and
staying at home doing it, or if they’re at work doing it, or if they’re not a mom. I just feel like people
don’t value motherhood and don’t have the best picture of it, the way that God created motherhood to be and I don’t fully
understand what that picture is supposed to be but
I am wanting to dig in and figure that out, and get a glimpse of what motherhood truly is,
and what it truly should be and I think it’s something
that should be enjoyed and so I guess reclaim is something that really stuck out to me and
I was trying to figure out okay, if I’m reclaiming
motherhood, what is that? What needs to happen to be
able to reclaim motherhood? And so I came up with
an acronym for reclaim and I think the different
components of it need to be rest, we need to have rest, which I’ve been struggling
with for so long to get it – Well your adrenals
and thyroid and stuff– – I know, my health stuff, I’ll do an update on that coming up. So rest is in there. Enjoyment, we need to
enjoy our lives as mothers and enjoy our children. Courage, and I feel like courage
is gonna take multiple ways courage as in stepping
out and doing something that you’re not so sure how
great it’s gonna go like this. But taking the courage and doing it and just stepping forward, and also
that includes encouragement and I want us as a community
to be here to encourage each other as mothers, and as we’re figuring this out together. E, R-E-C-L, love (laughs) and then my A is and,
and then I is identity. Identity’s been huge, that’s probably been the number one thing on my heart, makes me wanna cry. (laughs) I feel like there’s so
many of us who once we enter in to motherhood, we
feel like we’ve lost who we are and the life that we once knew before we had little ones depending on us. You could go out and do whatever you want, whenever you want and you didn’t have as much responsibility on your plate, as having a child, another human being that depends completely on you and so that shift in life going from feeling completely free, to
feeling I’m the main caretaker of this little person and if I’m not doing this, what am I doing? And I feel like that can
really blind-side a lot of moms and make you feel lost, and I know that is not something God wants you to feel. I feel like that’s definitely
an attack from the enemy that is down-playing
how important your role of being a mom is and putting guilt on you that should not be there. Lots of identity coming up, and then the– – The M – Motherhood. And that’s what we are and
that’s who we want to minister to is to moms, ’cause I feel
like I can talk to moms since I am a mom and just share my story. – A super-mom – I’m not a super-mom (laughs) – Super-mom, super-wife,
super-tired (laughs) – I actually threw away that shirt – Really? – I threw it away – Was that a lie or the
part of your identity you don’t want to live in to anymore? – Well super-mom, I feel
like is just a title that is I don’t know, I don’t
like the title of it. I think it’s a great, I don’t know, it feels nice to be called that but I don’t feel like I’m a super-mom because my strength doesn’t come from me. Super-tired, yes is true but it’s not something
that I want to tell myself it’s something that I wanna
overcome and figure out okay, if I’m feeling
super-tired what need to change to get out of that, and
then what was the other one? Oh super-wife, definitely
not a super-wife (laughs) – I’ll be the judge of that one (laughs) I think you’re a good wife (kiss) – Thank you – So we’re looking forward
to having you guys along in this journey with
Dana, as she comes forward and has a lot of different vlogs about reclaiming motherhood
as well as interviews and stories, and ideas, and just kinda– – And you’ll still get the family in it, it just will be, it’ll look
different when they’re in it – It’ll be, doing one video a week – Yes – Right now, ’cause she’s a busy mom and so that what we’re gonna
have time for right now so one video a week– – It’s more so we wanted
to make sure we got– – Coming up on Wednesdays,
is that what you said? – Yeah on Wednesdays,
I wanted to make sure we more so, put some quality out for you instead of just throwing
something out there. – Like ahh it’s Friday, We need to get something out real quick! – Right so, we’d rather
do one video a week and make it a good one,
make it worth your time – So that you guys are like “When’s Wednesday coming,
I can’t wait for the next Reclaiming Motherhood episode!” – Episode, that sounds– – Which will come starting this Wednesday – That is true, I was thinking
next Wednesday but it’s– – No it’s coming this Wednesday with an interview of another YouTube mom who you guys will get
to meet in a few days. We appreciate you guys
being a part of this little journey with us for some of you, for over a decade
– It’s crazy – And it’s been a great era,
Schmovies has been great and now we’re kinda shifting,
and reclaiming motherhood. So thank you guys for being a part of it and if comments aren’t disabled
by YouTube on this video (laughs) we look forward to
hearing what your thoughts are about all this, and
interacting and engaging with you guys there, and– – And on Instagram – Instagram yeah – Instagram, that’s a
good place to go and chat – If the comments aren’t working here – Yeah
– Yeah – Cool guys, we will see you guys tomorrow for a little trailer, we see
an account all this summarized and the cooler video put together and then the first episode
comes on Wednesday so, well she, will see you guys then (laughs) – Bye (laughs)

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