Creating my Want-to-Do List: A Glimpse at What I’m Planning this Month (Episode 4)

Creating my Want-to-Do List: A Glimpse at What I’m Planning this Month (Episode 4)

I write and teach a lot about living intentionally. And, I also spend a lot of time talking about the beauty of a good, slow life. I am a strong proponent of the “less is more” approach in just about everything, including how much I stack on my plate in a day and a week….

I Wanted to Feel Good on the Inside. (Now I do.)

I Wanted to Feel Good on the Inside. (Now I do.)

Every now and then, I love to turn this space over to REAL Abundant Mamas who have given their heart and soul to the Abundant Mama Project. Their brave stories give a small glimpse into what is truly possible when we do the work of living abundantly as women and mothers. Today, I welcome Carissa…

Mindful Mama Meditation: A Mini Podcast Episode!

Mindful Mama Meditation: A Mini Podcast Episode!

I’m super excited to bring back my podcast, AMPlify Your Life, that fell to the wayside last year. I have a renewed energy to make this happen this year and it will be bigger and better. I’m truly excited to bring this format to life. I have so many stories to share. Also available on…

3 Active Ways to Live Your Word of the Year

3 Active Ways to Live Your Word of the Year

Each day for more than two weeks, I have stepped on my yoga mat. Toes wide. Feet solidly on the ground beneath me. And I wait for the feelings of the earth to rise up and let me know I am centered and grounded. I close my eyes and I repeat my words of the year…

3 Life-Kicking Actions to Create a Joyful Year

3 Life-Kicking Actions to Create a Joyful Year

Does this sound familiar? I will finally be happy when I lose weight, which I can’t do until I have more time to exercise. I will finally feel more joyful when I get the house clean but I can’t do that until I finish reading that decluttering book. I will finally get some time to myself when…

It Takes a Village? Yes and No

It Takes a Village? Yes and No

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Modern mothers around the world are proving every single day that they don’t really need a village to raise a child. Sure, they long for it because that’s what they really feel a child needs. And it’s great when a child DOES have that daily…

Beyond Motherhood: The Hard Work of Becoming Ourselves

Beyond Motherhood: The Hard Work of Becoming Ourselves

Busy isn’t even the word to describe modern motherhood. We’re distracted, unfocused and constantly bombarded with new everythings. And, like I wrote in my last blog post, we get lost. Very, very lost. Naturally, the goal then each day is usually just survival. Survival to do the work, plan the work, keep the work flowing. The…

5 Resolutions for Women Who’ve Lost themselves to Motherhood

5 Resolutions for Women Who’ve Lost themselves to Motherhood

Every year that our children get older, a little more mature and a whole lot more independent becomes an opportunity for us, as mothers, to go deeper into who we really are as women. Motherhood changed me inside out. And, for the better for sure. I love who I am now. But figuring it all…

3 Fun Apps to Help Create a More Peaceful Family

3 Fun Apps to Help Create a More Peaceful Family

My phone has become a good friend to me. I use it more for practical reasons now than ever. Like lists. And the weather. And music when I need it and want it. But it’s also become a tool for me to use to help keep a peaceful, calm family life, which is always the…

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Creating my Want-to-Do List: A Glimpse at What I’m Planning this Month (Episode 4)

Creating my Want-to-Do List: A Glimpse at What I’m Planning this Month (Episode 4)

I write and teach a lot about living intentionally. And, I also spend a lot of time talking about the beauty of a good, slow life. I am a strong proponent of the “less is more” approach in just about everything, including how much I stack on my plate in a day and a week….

I Wanted to Feel Good on the Inside. (Now I do.)

I Wanted to Feel Good on the Inside. (Now I do.)

Every now and then, I love to turn this space over to REAL Abundant Mamas who have given their heart and soul to the Abundant Mama Project. Their brave stories give a small glimpse into what is truly possible when we do the work of living abundantly as women and mothers. Today, I welcome Carissa…

Mindful Mama Meditation: A Mini Podcast Episode!

Mindful Mama Meditation: A Mini Podcast Episode!

I’m super excited to bring back my podcast, AMPlify Your Life, that fell to the wayside last year. I have a renewed energy to make this happen this year and it will be bigger and better. I’m truly excited to bring this format to life. I have so many stories to share. Also available on…

3 Active Ways to Live Your Word of the Year

3 Active Ways to Live Your Word of the Year

Each day for more than two weeks, I have stepped on my yoga mat. Toes wide. Feet solidly on the ground beneath me. And I wait for the feelings of the earth to rise up and let me know I am centered and grounded. I close my eyes and I repeat my words of the year…

3 Life-Kicking Actions to Create a Joyful Year

3 Life-Kicking Actions to Create a Joyful Year

Does this sound familiar? I will finally be happy when I lose weight, which I can’t do until I have more time to exercise. I will finally feel more joyful when I get the house clean but I can’t do that until I finish reading that decluttering book. I will finally get some time to myself when…

It Takes a Village? Yes and No

It Takes a Village? Yes and No

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Modern mothers around the world are proving every single day that they don’t really need a village to raise a child. Sure, they long for it because that’s what they really feel a child needs. And it’s great when a child DOES have that daily…

Beyond Motherhood: The Hard Work of Becoming Ourselves

Beyond Motherhood: The Hard Work of Becoming Ourselves

Busy isn’t even the word to describe modern motherhood. We’re distracted, unfocused and constantly bombarded with new everythings. And, like I wrote in my last blog post, we get lost. Very, very lost. Naturally, the goal then each day is usually just survival. Survival to do the work, plan the work, keep the work flowing. The…

5 Resolutions for Women Who’ve Lost themselves to Motherhood

5 Resolutions for Women Who’ve Lost themselves to Motherhood

Every year that our children get older, a little more mature and a whole lot more independent becomes an opportunity for us, as mothers, to go deeper into who we really are as women. Motherhood changed me inside out. And, for the better for sure. I love who I am now. But figuring it all…

3 Fun Apps to Help Create a More Peaceful Family

3 Fun Apps to Help Create a More Peaceful Family

My phone has become a good friend to me. I use it more for practical reasons now than ever. Like lists. And the weather. And music when I need it and want it. But it’s also become a tool for me to use to help keep a peaceful, calm family life, which is always the…

Living Life to the Fullest: A 16 by 2016 Challenge

Living Life to the Fullest: A 16 by 2016 Challenge

It’s at this point when so many of my lovely blogging and time management expert friends start thinking and writing and plotting and planning for the approaching new year. Except this year is far from over. By my count, we still have about five weeks, which means 840 hours. I don’t know about you, but…

A Simple Guide for Enjoying the Holidays with Ease and Pleasure

A Simple Guide for Enjoying the Holidays with Ease and Pleasure

In this Pinterest-worthy world we live in it’s so easy to get caught up in what we should or could be doing. Make your own wreath. Design your own holiday card. Hand-letter on a chalkboard to hang in the kitchen with the day’s menu. To be honest, I just want to sit with my feet…

3 Strategies for Being More Productive at Home

3 Strategies for Being More Productive at Home

Mind spinning. Heart racing. Skin tingling. Shallow breathing. This is the life of an anxious, busy mother who just can’t seem to find a way off the merry-go-round of her long list of “things a mother needs to do in a day.” All of these physical feelings are the symptoms of the more emotional side: Overwhelmed….

Parenting as a Team: The Secret to a Better Marriage

Parenting as a Team: The Secret to a Better Marriage

There we were standing at the top of the steps in yet another standoff. He thought we should handle a challenging child issue with more traditional authoritarian ways. And I thought we should take a more positive parenting approach. Since I am often the only parent in our house, I usually get my way. There’s…

Wake Up Early: 3 Easy Steps to Rise Before Your Children

Wake Up Early: 3 Easy Steps to Rise Before Your Children

One of my biggest joys as a mother has been waking up early and taking care of myself before my family wakes up. This is my time to have full run of the main areas of my home and live in it fully and joyfully. I rise early to do yoga, journal, drink coffee and…

10 Bad Habits To Stop if You Want More Time

10 Bad Habits To Stop if You Want More Time

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. ~ Lin Yutang   I stood under a massive Redwood tree staring up at the tallest trees on earth. I breathed in the smell of life. Of fresh air….

6 Tips for Preserving Your Family’s Digital Photographs

6 Tips for Preserving Your Family’s Digital Photographs

How many photos do you have of your children? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? I’ve invited my friend Beryl Ayn Young to talk about the vicious photo cycle and what to do about it. Photos are worth taking, and saving. And investing in a way to preserve them forever is actually one of the biggest happy paths…

My Own Non-Negotiable Rules for a Happy Life

My Own Non-Negotiable Rules for a Happy Life

The past few months have been a whirlwind of amazing goodness. Truly. Four years ago this month, I began teaching the Abundant Mama way of mothering, living and creating … and I haven’t looked back. These online and virtual classrooms are the be-all and end-all of my beautiful creative life. We welcomed a big group…

5 Simple Daily Habits for a Peaceful Day

5 Simple Daily Habits for a Peaceful Day

I’ve had my share of bad days. And they almost always involve one recurring theme:  I didn’t do anything of the things I know I should do to have a more joyful, peaceful day. Why do we do that? Why do we neglect what we know works and follow all the bad habits? Luckily I’ve…

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