What I’ve Learned about Getting Things Done in Motherhood

What I’ve Learned about Getting Things Done in Motherhood

I wake up, fully aware that it is Monday. Monday has a different air to it than all the other days — the smell of potential. Hope. Dreams staring me right in the face daring me — no, willing me — to accomplish them, this week. The taste of a sweet life yet to be lived lingers…

On Being Bendy Without Breaking in Motherhood and Life

On Being Bendy Without Breaking in Motherhood and Life

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke In many ways, it feels like we are much more go-with-the-flow as a society, as parents than our ancestors were. We’re much more likely to take a day off…

Is Imperfect Parenting Actually Good for Our Children? An interview with Amanda Morgan

Is Imperfect Parenting Actually Good for Our Children? An interview with Amanda Morgan

My conversation with Amanda Morgan, a child development educator and all-around amazing woman, was such a beautiful relief. Finally, we can exhale. Turns out, making mistakes as parents is actually GOOD for our kids and practicing imperfect parenting is something we shouldn’t feel bad about. Amanda believes that perfect parenting is a myth and she’s…

8 Ordinary Moments to Choose Joy Today

8 Ordinary Moments to Choose Joy Today

May you choose JOY during that brief moment when a breeze blows through the windows and you have to stop and just feel it. May you choose it in that moment when your child asks to do your hair and you really don’t want to look like one of the Sesame Street characters, again. May…

The Beauty of Doing Nothing

The Beauty of Doing Nothing

The way the light hits the curtains, just so. The way her smile beams across her entire face, eyes included. The way he saunters over to do silly things like kiss the dog. Much in the way that meditation clears your mind, doing nothing wakes you up to what is happening in your life. Most…

The Surprising Cost of Being a Distracted Parent

The Surprising Cost of Being a Distracted Parent

Everywhere you turn, people are talking about mindfulness. If only we can be more mindful. If only we can live more in the moment. If only we could actually sit on that cushion and meditate. We all want to know how to get more from this life. We all want to appreciate our lives more….

How to Embrace A Slow Mothering Lifestyle: An Interview with Marnie Craycroft

How to Embrace A Slow Mothering Lifestyle: An Interview with Marnie Craycroft

Marnie Craycroft was your typical “big city, busy mom.” “We were out there — doing it all. We were hitting the zoo, the play cafe’s, the symphony for kids — you name it, we did it.” Her desire to keep up with it all was exhausting. And so they bought six acres of land and left…

Three Questions to Start Your Day Off Right

Three Questions to Start Your Day Off Right

You open your eyes. You rise up out of bed. You take a few deep breaths. Maybe catch a glimpse of the clutter all around that needs to be addressed. Your mind quickly goes to the do, do, doing of living and keeping a life, a family, a home. But mornings are sacred. They are…

Amplify Your Life Podcast: What I’m Loving (and NOT Loving)

Amplify Your Life Podcast: What I’m Loving (and NOT Loving)

The seasons are changing and it’s that time of the year when we look outside and what we THINK we should wear is likely not correct. Just yesterday, walk around in my local city’s downtown, the seductive sunshine lured me to head out of the parking garage without a jacket. In the alley, I quickly…

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What I’ve Learned about Getting Things Done in Motherhood

What I’ve Learned about Getting Things Done in Motherhood

I wake up, fully aware that it is Monday. Monday has a different air to it than all the other days — the smell of potential. Hope. Dreams staring me right in the face daring me — no, willing me — to accomplish them, this week. The taste of a sweet life yet to be lived lingers…

On Being Bendy Without Breaking in Motherhood and Life

On Being Bendy Without Breaking in Motherhood and Life

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke In many ways, it feels like we are much more go-with-the-flow as a society, as parents than our ancestors were. We’re much more likely to take a day off…

Is Imperfect Parenting Actually Good for Our Children? An interview with Amanda Morgan

Is Imperfect Parenting Actually Good for Our Children? An interview with Amanda Morgan

My conversation with Amanda Morgan, a child development educator and all-around amazing woman, was such a beautiful relief. Finally, we can exhale. Turns out, making mistakes as parents is actually GOOD for our kids and practicing imperfect parenting is something we shouldn’t feel bad about. Amanda believes that perfect parenting is a myth and she’s…

8 Ordinary Moments to Choose Joy Today

8 Ordinary Moments to Choose Joy Today

May you choose JOY during that brief moment when a breeze blows through the windows and you have to stop and just feel it. May you choose it in that moment when your child asks to do your hair and you really don’t want to look like one of the Sesame Street characters, again. May…

The Beauty of Doing Nothing

The Beauty of Doing Nothing

The way the light hits the curtains, just so. The way her smile beams across her entire face, eyes included. The way he saunters over to do silly things like kiss the dog. Much in the way that meditation clears your mind, doing nothing wakes you up to what is happening in your life. Most…

The Surprising Cost of Being a Distracted Parent

The Surprising Cost of Being a Distracted Parent

Everywhere you turn, people are talking about mindfulness. If only we can be more mindful. If only we can live more in the moment. If only we could actually sit on that cushion and meditate. We all want to know how to get more from this life. We all want to appreciate our lives more….

How to Embrace A Slow Mothering Lifestyle: An Interview with Marnie Craycroft

How to Embrace A Slow Mothering Lifestyle: An Interview with Marnie Craycroft

Marnie Craycroft was your typical “big city, busy mom.” “We were out there — doing it all. We were hitting the zoo, the play cafe’s, the symphony for kids — you name it, we did it.” Her desire to keep up with it all was exhausting. And so they bought six acres of land and left…

Three Questions to Start Your Day Off Right

Three Questions to Start Your Day Off Right

You open your eyes. You rise up out of bed. You take a few deep breaths. Maybe catch a glimpse of the clutter all around that needs to be addressed. Your mind quickly goes to the do, do, doing of living and keeping a life, a family, a home. But mornings are sacred. They are…

Amplify Your Life Podcast: What I’m Loving (and NOT Loving)

Amplify Your Life Podcast: What I’m Loving (and NOT Loving)

The seasons are changing and it’s that time of the year when we look outside and what we THINK we should wear is likely not correct. Just yesterday, walk around in my local city’s downtown, the seductive sunshine lured me to head out of the parking garage without a jacket. In the alley, I quickly…

5 Simple Ways to Put Joy Back into Your Day

5 Simple Ways to Put Joy Back into Your Day

I sent a few emails this week that pushed my comfort level. And each one brought me a nice pang of joy along with them. I’ve learned to really figure out what brings me joy. And sometimes I’m in a fallow season and I do very little to add joy to my life. We all…

3 Ways to Kickstart Your Mornings

3 Ways to Kickstart Your Mornings

You sneak out of your bedroom, maybe even in the dark. Tiptoe to the coffee pot or the tea kettle. Quietly and discreetly get the water flowing and the brewing started. You sneak open the drawer, grab the spoon, grab your mug of choice and settle in for that first soothing taste of waking up….

10 Signs You’re In a Mama Funk

10 Signs You’re In a Mama Funk

I was hit hard with a mama funk earlier this year. HARD. I didn’t even see it coming. For me, it was the perfect storm. A snowstorm. A really cranky child. Three snow days. And lack of time for myself. The truth is nothing had to change in my life. I had to change myself — a…

Embracing our Authentic Selves as Mothers: An Interview with Jen Cooper

Embracing our Authentic Selves as Mothers: An Interview with Jen Cooper

One of the best parts of my role in coaching moms is inspiring them to live authentically. I work hard to make sure that each mom believes she can live her way, no matter what. It’s often easier said than done … for sure. But my guest on my latest episode of Amplify Your Life podcast shows us…

The Secret to Being a Happy Mom

The Secret to Being a Happy Mom

“I’m really not good at this motherhood thing.” This is a common phrase I hear from moms asking me if they think my online program will help them. Knowing that SO many moms in this world feel like they aren’t good at what they are doing is very disheartening. And I’m not talking about neglectful, mean,…

Designing the Perfect Evening Routine for Sleep

Designing the Perfect Evening Routine for Sleep

When a mom comes to me for help with sleep, I’m often at a loss for words. Because I’m not the world’s best sleeper these days. But, what I am really good at is helping women find the right kind of nightly routine and ritual to help them have the best possible sleep. Or, at…

6 Rules for Being A Strong and Calm Mama At Home

6 Rules for Being A Strong and Calm Mama At Home

Now and then, we slip. And we slip hard. And we resort to old ways that are far from the person we want to be in this world. Easily frustrated. Suffering with big pangs of “Not Enough.” Highly emotional and overwhelmed. Often, it can be something as simple as a new parenting season approaching that throws…

Why Knowing Your Why is Essential: An Interview with Erica Layne

Why Knowing Your Why is Essential: An Interview with Erica Layne

Have you ever thought about knowing your why? For anything? How about for how you parent? Or about how you make decisions on how to spend your time? When Erica Layne set out to start her blog, she landed on a topic that just fit. Knowing your why. When she sets out on anything, she stops to…

Feeding Our Egos as Mothers: An Interview with Author Karen Maezen Miller

Feeding Our Egos as Mothers: An Interview with Author Karen Maezen Miller

As moms, just how much of what we do really is about US? We’re often faced with societal pressures to be something we’re not. To do things we think are the right thing to do. We put a lot of emphasis on the shoulds … coulds … and maybes. In this 7th episode of Amplify…

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