10 Habits of Highly Effective Mamas

10 Habits of Highly Effective Mamas

What does it mean to be a highly effective mom? Does it mean to be productive or does it mean to feel good in what you do? Does it mean to be in control or does it mean to feel understood and connected? Does it mean to be a successful role model or does it mean…

A Quick Guide to Essential Oils for a Peaceful Family

A Quick Guide to Essential Oils for a Peaceful Family

This guest post from Julie Vaccaro, an Abundant Mama alumni from earlier this year, makes me very happy. We’ve been experimenting with oils more and more and her ideas are just fantastic. Enjoy! *** If I had to choose one word to describe what I wanted for my home, it would be peace. Everyone happy,…

4 Simple Tips For New Moms Returning To Work

4 Simple Tips For New Moms Returning To Work

Going back to work as a new mama can be a challenging, scary time for any woman. I’m happy to offer this space today to Lori, a 2014 Abundant Mama alumni and now founder of the Mindful Return community for moms returning to work with intention. I love how she offers tips for new moms…

10 Soothing Tips for Highly Sensitive Moms

10 Soothing Tips for Highly Sensitive Moms

When I was pregnant with twins, I couldn’t get enough information about being pregnant with twins. And then when I became a mom of twins, I couldn’t get enough information about raising twins. Add each milestone of significance after that and the trend has been clear. I like information. But too much information can send…

Self-Care for Highly Sensitive Moms

Self-Care for Highly Sensitive Moms

For a long time, in my early years as a mother, I thought self-care was going out with other moms. Moms Nights Out. This has such an appeal to it. But, as it turned out, those nights out were also the only time I was taking time for myself. And, as a highly sensitive mom,…

Are You a Highly Sensitive Mom?

Are You a Highly Sensitive Mom?

I didn’t know I was a highly sensitive person until I became a mother. We were living in a small city with a lot of noise. Regular, everyday noise didn’t bother me. Loud, thumping base, however, was the first thing to start setting my sensitivities into high gear. And then factor in the intense, often…

10 Ways to Know You NEED to Slow Down and Ban Busy

10 Ways to Know You NEED to Slow Down and Ban Busy

This time of the year, we all seem to be running at full speed on the treadmill of life and it can be really hard to see the big picture of what you should be doing. And it can be really hard to make those tough decisions on what to focus on right now versus…

22 Life and Parenting Lessons From The TV Show Parenthood

22 Life and Parenting Lessons From The TV Show Parenthood

A few years ago, my husband and I decided to sit down on the couch one Friday night and watch the first episode of a show called “Parenthood” on Netflix. We were instantly hooked. That night marked what became our Friday Night Couch Dates. We can’t always find a babysitter and we don’t always have…

Learning to Trust Yourself As a Mother

Learning to Trust Yourself As a Mother

I’m so pleased to see this lovely Mama’s story of becoming an Abundant Mama shared here in this space today. Lilyam is such as sweet mama and I love that she has learned to trust herself as a mother and to really believe in herself, too. *** This confession is about the sparkling moments I…

Do You Expect Perfect Children?

Do You Expect Perfect Children?

“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”― Joseph Campbell Somehow, at some point over the past several months, I turned into Ms. Critical. Part of it had to do with feeling pressure for my children to do well. Part of it had do with…

How Being a Happy Mother Can Transform Your Whole Family

How Being a Happy Mother Can Transform Your Whole Family

I am super happy to invite this sweet mama and Abundant Mama alumni to take the floor in this space today to share her personal Abundant Mama Project (AMP) journey. If you’ve taken AMP in the last year you very likely know Snow. Everyone knows Snow. It is such a pleasure to share her experience…

4 Simple Reasons You’re NOT the Mindful Mother You Want to Be

4 Simple Reasons You’re NOT the Mindful Mother You Want to Be

The headlines are very clear. We need to be mindful parents. What does that even mean? Well, it doesn’t mean sitting on your cushion and meditating each day instead of taking care of more important matters like washing dishes and keeping your children fed. It doesn’t mean watching your child’s every single move either. And,…

Finding Your Joy as a Mother and Keeping It

Finding Your Joy as a Mother and Keeping It

  “Joy is a marvelous increasing of what exists, a pure addition out of nothingness.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke Lately, I’ve been thinking about one thing. Joy. And how I just want to feel joy. Every day. I was in a church service this past weekend that focused on developing a daily joy practice. You…

Stop Yelling with these Just Be Kind Affirmations

Stop Yelling with these Just Be Kind Affirmations

All of my Just Be Kind work in this community is sort of an underground theme. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your children and your family. Be kind to the world around you. Of course, not always easy. And all of my kindness work is often the most requested from mamas by email….

Life is Hard. Motherhood should be easy.

Life is Hard. Motherhood should be easy.

You know that feeling before the baby comes? Well, in my case … before the babies come? The one when you stand in the dimly lit room holding those teeny tiny pieces of baby clothes. Smelling the lotions. Those moments are so full of hope. And then the baby arrives and hope gets lost in…

Find Your Bliss In the Ordinary Parenting Moments

Find Your Bliss In the Ordinary Parenting Moments

I’m so honored to be invited to participate in The Mama Bliss Is Blog Tour hosted by Kathy Stowell of Bliss Beyond Naptime. The Mama Bliss Is Blog Tour is helping to spread the word on the importance of mothers to tend to their self-care and creative practices first and foremost while contending with overwhelm in healthy and creative ways.   I work with a…

The Art of Perfect Mornings (with children)

The Art of Perfect Mornings (with children)

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….

The Most Crucial Playdate to Schedule for Your Child

The Most Crucial Playdate to Schedule for Your Child

Playdates are exhausting. This week, my daughters had two very long play dates. They were in and out of the house all day long for two days straight. They laughed. They cried. They hugged. They hid. They giggled. They had a total blast. And they slept hard at night, too. I could feel the distance…

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