The Secret to Finding the Balance Between Doing and Being

The Secret to Finding the Balance Between Doing and Being

The struggle between doing and being is real. Whenever I think my family is busy doing their own thing, I have a little ritual that I do. I sneak into my chair (that is in my Abundant Mama corner of our living room) and I turn on some music and close my eyes in order…

Feeling Grounded and Whole in Motherhood and Life

Feeling Grounded and Whole in Motherhood and Life

“It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.”  ― Rupi Kaur “Who wants to do yoga with me?” I yelled out in the midst…

25 Real-Life Strategies for Being A Calm Mom

25 Real-Life Strategies for Being A Calm Mom

No one prepares you for motherhood. Not really. You can read all the books. And watch all the videos. And talk to all the people and experts. But there is truly nothing that can adequately prepare you for all the craziness you will really endure in the trenches of raising children. In fact, there’s no worse feeling…

A Beginner’s Guide to Finding More Joy in the Everyday

A Beginner’s Guide to Finding More Joy in the Everyday

Dear Mama — Joy is dancing freely in the kitchen with the music blasting through the speakers. Joy is not found wrapped in a box under the tree. Joy is saying yes to something that you’ve been saying no to for a long time and feeling utter relief. Joy is not some perfect and elaborate…

How to Find Inner Peace in the Chaos of Motherhood

How to Find Inner Peace in the Chaos of Motherhood

Chaos. It’s a mother’s enemy if we allow it to be. One of my daughters is a budding musician. She moves from clarinet to piano to clarinet in the same half hour. Over and over. Meanwhile, my other daughter is a creative spirit. She dances her way through the house. She sings constantly. She drifts…

How to Achieve a Slow, Stress-Free Holiday Season

How to Achieve a Slow, Stress-Free Holiday Season

Fear of missing out. This is the ultimate reason behind much of our stress during the holiday season. Too many places to go, things to do. Too many gifts that would be perfect and ideal. Too many delicious dishes to make and eat. Too many cookie recipes to try out. Here in the Abundant Mama Project…

How to Start a Year-Round Family Gratitude Practice

How to Start a Year-Round Family Gratitude Practice

Be Thankful. This is a common phrase we tell our children but do we really know what it means? It’s a phrase that can feel really disconnected after a rough life experience or moment but do we know how much a grateful heart can help us heal? It’s a common mantra that we repeat to ourselves sometimes…

An Antidote for the Land of Bitter and Sour

An Antidote for the Land of Bitter and Sour

The Land of Bitter and Sour. As a human being, it’s natural to enter into a place of resentment when we aren’t feeling like the world is being fair to us. People resent people from other cultures. Someone who is doing better than we are. Other religions. Other nationalities. People who don’t think like we…

Making a Mindful Return to Work After Baby

Making a Mindful Return to Work After Baby

I’ll never forget my first months back to work after a C-section that brought my twin babies into this world. My work in those months was running a mentoring program for teen mothers. It was, in many ways, my dream job. But carrying twin infant carriers to and from the parking lot down the street…

Shawn Fink - Abundant MamaFrom Our Founder

I created The Abundant Mama Project to inspire overwhelmed, busy mothers to slow down and let go of the worries and concerns that are holding them back from experiencing joyful motherhood. Read More »
Loading Quotes...

© Abundant Mama, Website by Christine Marie Studio.