Two Self-Care Myths Sabotaging Your Me Time

Two Self-Care Myths Sabotaging Your Me Time

In my last post, I offered up five reflective questions for the new year — questions designed to get you thinking about how you want to walk authentically as a peaceful, playful and present woman in your life. As I said then, I’m reflecting on these questions myself. And today I’d like to spend some…

5 Reflective Questions for the New Year

5 Reflective Questions for the New Year

I’m knee deep right now in beautiful, delicious behind-the-scenes hope-building for mamas around the world. Inside this project, there are more than 100 women who gather online with me every day. Beyond that, there are hundreds more who are alumni of this project and who continue to do the inspiring work of being Abundant Mamas….

What Will Your Family Word-of-the-Year Be?

What Will Your Family Word-of-the-Year Be?

Last year, I shared this blog post with you on how to create a Family Word of the Year. I’m reprinting it here today to remind you to sit back and enjoy this fun activity with your family this year.   I spend a lot of time in The Abundant Mama Project e-course working with…

7 Blissful Ways to Soften as a Mother — And Why You Should

7 Blissful Ways to Soften as a Mother — And Why You Should

As I woke this morning, my first instinct was to rush out of bed to do my morning Rise and Shine ritual. But, I stopped myself. Soften. I laid back down. I took several deep breaths. I set my weekly intention. And I allowed myself to just be.  This is all part of my journey…

5 Refreshing Ways to Revive Your Family Holiday Cards Tradition

5 Refreshing Ways to Revive Your Family Holiday Cards Tradition

In the world of online everything, I’m left to wonder … is sending a holiday card a thing of the past? Are we all so busy chatting online every day that we don’t take the time to address, stamp and mail anything anymore? For the past eight years I have happily created amazing cards that…

10 Abundant Ways to Enjoy a Slow Holiday Season

10 Abundant Ways to Enjoy a Slow Holiday Season

It’s true. I love a good ritual. I have many meaningful rituals throughout my day and I am passionate in my family wellness coaching to inspire other intentional mothers to do the same. And so it’s no wonder that creating rituals to enjoy a slow holiday season is important to me — and to our…

6 Ways A Gratitude Practice Can Change You. For the better.

6 Ways A Gratitude Practice Can Change You. For the better.

I’m in the process of gratitude journal shopping. This is a big deal in my world. Each year, I choose one special journal to carry me through the year in my very deep, spiritual abundance and gratitude DAILY practice. I’ll be starting my fifth journal on Jan. 1. Recently, on a coaching call with my…

Got Gratitude? 50 Often Overlooked Motherhood Joys to be Thankful For Today

Got Gratitude? 50 Often Overlooked Motherhood Joys to be Thankful For Today

Recently, I’ve been talking a lot about my gratitude and abundance practice to some of my coaching clients and how it’s the be-all and end-all of how any mom can stay out of the Land of Bitter and Sour. The key to feeling like an abundant mama begins and ends with how you feel about…

Are you stuck in the Land of Bitter and Sour? Here’s Why.

Are you stuck in the Land of Bitter and Sour? Here’s Why.

Here’s a really familiar story. Last week, a dear mom with the best intentions sent me an email. She was tired. So tired. And, overwhelmed. She needed a B-R-E-A-K. She needs a vacation, she said. Just one week away. I could feel the desperation in her voice through the email. I know because I’ve been…

Holiday Stress and Honoring Your Own Hungers

Holiday Stress and Honoring Your Own Hungers

The holiday season is upon us, which can mean that holiday stress is also upon us, like a great weight of gifts over our shoulders. We can take it and run with it without thought and feel constantly inadequate. Or we can own it and hold it and nurture it and make it ours by…

12 Mantras to End Your Day Feeling Like You Are Enough, Have Enough and Do Enough

12 Mantras to End Your Day Feeling Like You Are Enough, Have Enough and Do Enough

There is waking up. And there is waking up ready to be awesome. I’ve had many of each and I generally prefer the latter. But waking up and ready to be awesome takes great preparation — mentally and physically — so that by day’s end, we can sit back and smile at what we accomplished,…

Learning to Let It Go

Learning to Let It Go

I’m happy to feature the lovely Amanda from Dirt and Boogers here today to talk about one of her favorite topics — The Mom Funk — and how she uses one of our very favorite Abundant Mama tools to get herself out of it. Learning to Let Go is never easy. Read on to discover how…

When Will Enough be Enough for YOU?

When Will Enough be Enough for YOU?

My family and I were driving this past weekend in a nearby town that we rarely visit because we’re too busy and I saw a few fancy restaurants that looked interesting, places in an ideal world, I’d like to visit some day, maybe on a date night. And then immediately, Stella — my inner mother…

Quiet Your Inner Mother Critic

Quiet Your Inner Mother Critic

This post was inspired by two books I’m reading currently: “The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality,” by the amazing and inspiring feminist Avital Norman Nathman and “Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message,” by Tara Mohr. (affiliate links included).  *** Let me first warn you that my inner mother critic…

The Magic of Early Morning Me Time

The Magic of Early Morning Me Time

Mornings. Oh how they can be so perfect — and so not. I’m happy to include this guest post by writer mama Sara Barry that was inspired by her experience in The Rise and Shine Challenge. I love how she walks us through her morning so eloquently. *** As I came down the stairs this morning,…

10 Habits of Highly Effective Mamas

10 Habits of Highly Effective Mamas

What does it mean to be a highly effective mom? Does it mean to be productive or does it mean to feel good in what you do? Does it mean to be in control or does it mean to feel understood and connected? Does it mean to be a successful role model or does it mean…

A Quick Guide to Essential Oils for a Peaceful Family

A Quick Guide to Essential Oils for a Peaceful Family

This guest post from Julie Vaccaro, an Abundant Mama alumni from earlier this year, makes me very happy. We’ve been experimenting with oils more and more and her ideas are just fantastic. Enjoy! *** If I had to choose one word to describe what I wanted for my home, it would be peace. Everyone happy,…

4 Simple Tips For New Moms Returning To Work

4 Simple Tips For New Moms Returning To Work

Going back to work as a new mama can be a challenging, scary time for any woman. I’m happy to offer this space today to Lori, a 2014 Abundant Mama alumni and now founder of the Mindful Return community for moms returning to work with intention. I love how she offers tips for new moms…

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