My One Daily, Non-Negotiable Self-Care Ritual

My One Daily, Non-Negotiable Self-Care Ritual

Since 2011, I’ve been sharing one common theme here in this project. That your life — even in the midst of motherhood and raising children — is happening right now. We cannot sit around waiting for it to be better, to have more time, to have more money, for someone to step in and save…

A Simple Way to Tackle Your Child’s Screen-Time Obsession

A Simple Way to Tackle Your Child’s Screen-Time Obsession

Please enjoy this sponsored post from OurPact, an app for parents who want to monitor their children’s screen-time use.  Screens! With more and more screens being introduced, it’s natural that parents around the world have very different ideas on how much is too much, or if screen use is even a good idea. This is NOT…

How (and Why) to Be a More Patient Parent

How (and Why) to Be a More Patient Parent

When it comes to parenting struggles, there is one that trumps all and it’s the one that we all have to work at, constantly, every single day, forever and ever. And, it’s the most passionate response I get whenever I ask this question on my Facebook page: What are you struggling with the most right now…

20 Loving Ways to Foster a More Peaceful Family

20 Loving Ways to Foster a More Peaceful Family

If yelling and chaos isn’t your thing, then why is creating a peaceful home with kids so hard? Well, children live in the moment and sometimes that means dissatisfaction … and that leads to other unhappy kinds of moments in a day or week. However, once you get past the fact that chaos is going…

Your Mommy Meltdown, Decoded

Your Mommy Meltdown, Decoded

As someone who coaches moms who want to be more peaceful, present and playful, it breaks my heart when I chat with a mother who confides in me about one really big issue that bothers her. She loses control with her kids. That’s right. She has a mommy meltdown. And then she regrets it fiercely. She regrets the words she used….

The One Common Bad Habit That Causes Moms to Yell

The One Common Bad Habit That Causes Moms to Yell

Last year, one my most popular posts, 20 Bad Habits that Contribute to Mom Burnout, really hit a nerve. We operate naturally on a lot of bad habits that keep us from being peaceful, present and playful. But there is one very common, bad habit we can almost ALWAYS blame our impatience on as mothers….

A Secret Tip for Encouraging Children to Slow Down

A Secret Tip for Encouraging Children to Slow Down

One of the hardest aspects about *trying* to live a slower paced life is one that is often out of our control as parents. Our child’s endless amount of energy. And by endless I mean truly never-ending. Until the kids crash and burn as teenagers when they stay up all night and sleep all day, there’s…

A Day in the Life: Our First Day of Summer Break

A Day in the Life: Our First Day of Summer Break

Sometimes, what you really want to know is just what do you do all day, Abundant Mama? Well, this post answers that for you. Enjoy this day in the life of the Abundant Mama. I hope you enjoy reading it like I did writing it. **** A Day in the Life … 4:45 a.m. — Rise…

How to Be Peacefully Productive as a Mom

How to Be Peacefully Productive as a Mom

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post about what I called the biggest modern mother inner conflict that we’re facing as a community. The blog outlined that we both want to have everything our way, but we also want to have more time for ourselves. But quickly and easily our inability to let go…

A Few Simple Ways to Explore Self-Care through Photography

A Few Simple Ways to Explore Self-Care through Photography

It is my pleasure to offer this space over to my friend Beryl Ayn Young, a mama photographer and teacher with a gift for capturing the beauty of motherhood. Welcome, Beryl! *** There was a season in motherhood where I was a sprinter. Not in the hit the pavement, run races kind of way. In…

4 Surprising Benefits of Slow Parenting that are Not Just for the Kids

4 Surprising Benefits of Slow Parenting that are Not Just for the Kids

It was Sunday. We walked barefoot through the grass, stopping to look at leaves on trees and bushes. The coolness of her skin wrapped around the warmth of my free hand. My other hand carrying a yellow beach bucket that now serves as watering can. We were on a mission to water our garden, a…

5 Simple Tips for Embracing A Slow Summer Mindset with Kids

5 Simple Tips for Embracing A Slow Summer Mindset with Kids

I’m going to be very honest. Our summer is scheduled. Intentionally full. We have structured this summer to be full of bliss and fun. But, we’re not going to be too busy. I don’t do busyness. Of course, hopefully you know that by now since I wrote a book called Savoring Slow. However, we are…

How to Support Yourself During A New Motherhood Season

How to Support Yourself During A New Motherhood Season

I was wrapped up in layers of blankets. Not quite awake. Not quite asleep. Rested. It was the first time in years I slept past 7 a.m. The door of my bedroom creaked open, slowly. I open an eye only to see an eye peeking in through the crack. When our eyes meet, she tots…

Mastering The Art of Slow Mothering

Mastering The Art of Slow Mothering

It happened, again. I encouraged the mamas in the current Abundant Mama class to do something that many of them really, really, really do not like to do. To Be still. Stillness, as I’ve learned over the last few years, is the dirtiest word in motherhood. When we are still we think we are lazy. Or unmotivated. Or…

Embracing the Trade-offs and Challenges of Motherhood with Ease

Embracing the Trade-offs and Challenges of Motherhood with Ease

You always have a choice. Right now, I’m in our family room sitting next to one of my girls who has been sick with a fever for five days my time — four days medical time. We’ve had to swap out everything to cope. Today, I’m putting in couch time to stay close to her….

What Stops You From Living Abundantly?

What Stops You From Living Abundantly?

“When I’m feeling down, I make myself a big bowl of Up Soup. The bowl only looks empty, but in reality it’s full of hope. Grab a spoon, there’s plenty for both of us.”  ― Jarod Kintz, Last week, I asked a question to the women in my online program a simple question. What is your…

The Most Vital Self-Care Tool I Never Talk About

The Most Vital Self-Care Tool I Never Talk About

It is an honor to share this post with you today as part of Rachael Cook’s Business That Loves You Back Blog Tour. It’s been beautiful to read the other stories of women running businesses that feel really good. Like this one from Shenee. And this one from Claire. *** This Friday, I’ll joyfully board…

5 Powerful Actions to Say Yes To Today That Could Change Your Life

5 Powerful Actions to Say Yes To Today That Could Change Your Life

One of the biggest search terms of this site is the word yes. YES. Yes to that. Early on I wrote about being a Yes Mama. I still try very hard to live my life with YES at the forefront. Saying yes feels good. Saying yes to doing things differently or meaningfully fills my heart…

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