Crafting The Imperfect Mom’s Real To-Do List

Crafting The Imperfect Mom’s Real To-Do List

Some days, we’re just on. And we get everything right. We’re walking with a hop in our step. We’re productive and happy. And some days, we’re just so not on. And we get many things wrong — like that time recently when I was heating up my lunch and doing too many things at once…

10 Productively Peaceful Things To Do During Mercury in Retrograde

10 Productively Peaceful Things To Do During Mercury in Retrograde

If you’ve ever just felt off, like everything was going wrong, and all of your communications with others is failing, it’s a very good chance you were possibly experiencing the affects of Mercury in Retrograde. This may feel a lot like a bunch of New Age Woo-Woo to you but, read on, just in case. Seriously. I…

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Meditating without Meditating

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Meditating without Meditating

For years I wanted to be that woman meditating. I wanted to feel that peace. I wanted to be mindful and purposeful in my everyday moments. But getting myself to the meditation cushion was so hard, and the more I didn’t do it, the more guilt I felt. So after a while I gave up on…

A Simple Life Hack For More Joyful Days

A Simple Life Hack For More Joyful Days

In my Abundant Mama alumni program, we have spent the first part of this month focused on our work on three big, juicy concepts: Joy, Softening and Self-Care. And, as part of our weekly work, each of the mamas — who span the world in where they live and how they mother — sets a weekly intention. An intention is…

10 Posts to Encourage You on Your Happy Motherhood Journey

10 Posts to Encourage You on Your Happy Motherhood Journey

I realized this past weekend that the idea of a “New Year, a New You” isn’t about resolutions and goals and words of the year. It’s about happiness. We all get complacent by year’s end and we start to crave ways to break up the monotony. We need change for change’s sake. Why not be…

15 Peaceful Missions For Your Motherhood Journey

15 Peaceful Missions For Your Motherhood Journey

Fresh beginnings. My favorite fresh beginning is the one we get each morning when we wake. That’s why I’m so fond of mornings and rising early. Every day is the chance for a fresh beginning. That’s when we get to forget what happened yesterday, and focus on starting again right now. In other words, every…

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…

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