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…

Embracing “Imperfectly Perfect” Motherhood

Embracing “Imperfectly Perfect” Motherhood

This post is another in our series of Real Abundant Mamas courageously sharing their personal Abundant Mama Journeys with us — and this one is from Wales in the United Kingdom. Please welcome Abundant Mama Rhian Welham to this space today and give her a warm welcome on her story of embracing imperfectly perfect motherhood. *** Before I…

How to Transform Out of Your “Not Enough” Mentality

How to Transform Out of Your “Not Enough” Mentality

It’s time I tell you a story about coming full circle. About being worn and shiny and beautiful. About darkness. And about light. And a storm that welled up inside of me.     *** My “Why I Wake Up Early” volume of Mary Oliver poetry was ruined recently by some water mishap I still…

A Sweet List of Life Planning Tools for Modern Mothers

A Sweet List of Life Planning Tools for Modern Mothers

I get asked about how I manage my time and energy all the time. Running a business from my home is the easiest part of my day most of the time. Being The Mom is often the hardest — like recently when my very sad daughter told me she was teased by a popular girl in…

On Being A More Confident Mother

On Being A More Confident Mother

Today, I’m so honored to once again turn this space over to a “Real Life” Abundant Mama willing to share her story. Please welcome Quillin, a 2014 Abundant Mama alumni, and a current member of The Abundant Mama Peace Circle — a coaching circle I offer only to Abundant Mama alumni of the 4-Week class. It is such…

Achieve Balance With A Mindful Motherhood Philosophy

Achieve Balance With A Mindful Motherhood Philosophy

Motherhood. It’s not as simple as it used to be. There are so many more expectations of us now than ever. And we put many more on ourselves as well. We’re inundated with noise, distractions, goals, lists, things, activities and projects. It also means we carry way more expectations for our children than ever, too….

How to Make Quality Family Time A Priority

How to Make Quality Family Time A Priority

Imagine for a minute the perfect day. You’re able to get up early for some quiet time for yourself to do something creative or active or blissful — something that brings a smile to your face and a skip in your step. You’re able to spend some high quality time with your smiling, laughing children,…

You Don’t Have To Overdo Motherhood

You Don’t Have To Overdo Motherhood

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Last week, I talked about how I never feel like we’re stuck as mothers. We’re not stuck doing too much. We’re not stuck holding it all together. We’re not stuck with the inconvenience of raising little people. When…

You Are Not Stuck. You Can Love Being A Mother.

You Are Not Stuck. You Can Love Being A Mother.

“I always feel so guilty that I’m not enjoying parenthood as much as I (think I) should.” This comment was from a small discussion on my personal Facebook page this week. The note was from a high school friend in response to my latest blog post in my highly sensitive mom series. Her feelings are…

How Being A Highly Sensitive Mom Affects Your Parenting Strategies

How Being A Highly Sensitive Mom Affects Your Parenting Strategies

The tea pot was whistling. The children were arguing, loudly, about who gets to do something first. Breakfast was in the works. The stereo was blasting with my husband’s favorite music. And bad news was delivered by text. These are not ideal conditions for a highly sensitive mom who is easily overwhelmed. When multiple things happen…

The Biggest Modern Mother Inner Conflict That Just Might Be Holding You Back

The Biggest Modern Mother Inner Conflict That Just Might Be Holding You Back

The crazy thing about Modern Mothers is that we want two really important — yet conflicting — things: To have everything our way – and perfectly. And, to have more time for ourselves. And this is absolutely the critical standoff for the Modern Mother. This mindset that we have to do everything ourselves, that we’re the only ones who…

A Super Fast Remedy For A Nagging Negative Thought Pattern

A Super Fast Remedy For A Nagging Negative Thought Pattern

Sometimes I feel like the world is going around and around and I’m on the sidelines watching. Head spinning. Eyes bulging. People laughing and smiling. And, I’m trying to get on, I’m trying to find the on-ramp but it’s escaping me. I feel confused. Little. Lost. Overwhelmed. Dizzy. Left out. Alone. Lately, when these thoughts…

On Choosing “Less is More” As A Family Motto

On Choosing “Less is More” As A Family Motto

When my family piles onto our bed to read, I swoon inside. I relish these family moments more than anything. And those days when we’re just too busy to make it happen leave me feeling sad inside. These years are short. And sometimes the days feel even shorter and if we’re not conscious we will…

You Can’t Have It All. But You Can Absolutely Have Right Now

You Can’t Have It All. But You Can Absolutely Have Right Now

  You may not get it right today. You may have already made a mistake. Yelled. Said something you regret. Did something you regret. Here’s the thing about motherhood. There’s never a perfect one. Even the best are blamed for something wrong in their children’s lives. Here’s the thing about children. There’s never a perfect one….

Stop Thinking About What Makes a Good Mother. Be One

Stop Thinking About What Makes a Good Mother. Be One

You don’t need to think so much. What you need is permission to stop your mind from spinning around and around on the same problems and challenges day after day. You don’t need to research incessantly about what makes a good mother. What you need is permission to stop thinking the answers lie “out there” under some other ideal conditions and…

41 Wishes for Good Enough Moms

41 Wishes for Good Enough Moms

Last year, for my 40th birthday I wrote a blog post called 40 Wishes for My Daughters. I still love that post and re-read it often myself, as a reminder. Today, I want to do the same for you — all of you — inspired by one of my favorite children’s books, “And, Here’s To You.”…

Are You One of the Strong Moms?

Are You One of the Strong Moms?

From experience, I know a good bit about strong moms. Strong moms hold on tightly to far more than they ever release and let go. Strong ones are afraid of appearing weak because then everything — EVERYTHING — may fall apart. Strong mothers believe they have to be strong because who will keep it all together if…

For those moments when you want to give up … Don’t.

For those moments when you want to give up … Don’t.

“The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That’s guaranteed. I can’t begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else. But guess what? Sunday’s my favorite day again.” — Pat in the film “Silver Linings Playbook” For those moments when nothing is going right. For those moments when you’re…

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