3 Mental Roadblocks Preventing You From Achieving Work-Life Balance

3 Mental Roadblocks Preventing You From Achieving Work-Life Balance

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein I love that feeling of balancing on a line. Now and then I follow my daughters up onto the curb and we walk it. Arms out like airplanes. Strong core muscles in the stomach. Zooming along one foot in front…

What to Do When You Feel Like You’ve Lost Yourself in Motherhood

What to Do When You Feel Like You’ve Lost Yourself in Motherhood

“I’ve lost myself.” “I don’t know who I am anymore.” “I don’t remember who I used to be.” These are all very common statements taken straight from mamas in The Abundant Mama Project online program in recent years. The cloudy vision that motherhood creates makes it seem really challenging to figure out who we are right now, and…

5 Quiet Ways to Feel Less Isolated as a Highly Sensitive Mom

5 Quiet Ways to Feel Less Isolated as a Highly Sensitive Mom

Highly sensitive moms crave quiet. And solitude. And order. But, they also crave connection with human beings — but getting that real, authentic connection is one of our biggest challenges. This dichotomy of modern motherhood is a constant challenge to solve. It is so easy to get lost in a child’s world. So quickly we…

5 Quiet Weekly Rituals that Build Family Connection

5 Quiet Weekly Rituals that Build Family Connection

Like any busy family, we’re often left at the end of a weekend asking just what happened to our two blissful days of nothingness. Where does that time go? Errands. Cleaning. Getting things done. (finally). Mowing the grass. Driving here and there. Doing this and that. We’ve learned that if we want to make the…

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…

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