Meet the REAL Abundant Mamas of The Abundant Mama Project

These stories reveal the real transformations that are possible in motherhood and beyond after going through The Abundant Mama Project Online Program

I AM STRONGER THAN I REALIZE.

My goodness I am learning how to be calmer, embrace my life as a mother and a woman, shedding some perfectionism, speaking more kindly, experiencing joy, softening to more than I ever thought I could or would.

MY LIFE FEELS A LOT CALMER, IS LESS RUSHED AND STRESSED, LESS PRESSURED.

Meet Rhian (pronounced Rhee-un) is a mother of one six year old girl, Poppy, and is married to a man she met at age 16 on holiday with her family. She lives in South Wales, United Kingdom. She is a Pharmacist and proud of it.

She is trying to be the mother that Poppy deserves to have, to listen out for the lessons that Poppy has to teach her about herself, and find abundance in her days.

I WANTED TO FEEL GOOD ON THE INSIDE. (NOW I DO.)

Carissa Yount is a wife and mother of three fabulous girls living in Central Kentucky. She loves to read and create new things from stuff she already has on hand. She aspires to be the type of mama her girls will remember as someone who was always there for them with a hug, a shoulder to cry on or ears to listen to anything and everything they had to say.

I DISCOVERED MY FUN SIDE AGAIN

I wasn’t feeling very abundant in my life — despite having a lovely family and living in a beautiful place & having a beautiful, healthy baby daughter.

I’d had a pretty difficult time coming to terms with the traumatic arrival of my baby daughter. I had an intense episode of Postpartum Depression, which left me feeling emotionally and physically derelict and like I wasn’t “cut out” to be a Mama.

I HAD THIS BIG AHA MOMENT AND FINALLY UNDERSTOOD THAT I DO NOT ACTUALLY WANT TO BE PERFECT

Motherhood started out as an extremely lonely experience for me.

I moved away from all my friends and family after my oldest was born and had a difficult time making friends as a stay at home mom in a new place. When I found out my husband was about to leave for a 7 month deployment I knew I needed to make some changes if I wanted to be able to make it through that time.

I LEARNED TO EMBRACE THE IMPERFECT PARTS OF MYSELF AND THE PEOPLE I LOVE MORE FULLY WHICH HAS ALLOWED FOR AN ABUNDANCE OF LOVE AND JOY TO FLOURISH

Meet Quillen. “My gratitude practice continues to inspire me to notice the abundance in my life and whenever I go off the rails (as does happen from time to time – mothers are human) I have tools to bring me back more quickly and more intact than before.”

I AM NOW A FEARLESS, TRUSTING, AND HAPPY MOTHER WHO FACES DAILY LIFE WITH A NEW PERSPECTIVE AND A HEALTHY DOSE OF GRATITUDE.

“Before The Abundant Mama Project I was a mama to two toddlers who was in way over her head, waking at the last possible moment to restless children, not wanting to start another day of crying, diapers, and battles over who gets which cup.

With no friends or family nearby to give me a much-needed break, or exchange little bits of mom-to-mom advice and with a husband who traveled for work weeks at a time, l was tired, overwhelmed and all alone.”

I SPEAK KINDER, I YELL LESS, I’M THINKING MORE AND REACTING LESS. I’M GRATEFUL FOR THE ABUNDANCE AND ALL OF THE GOOD IN MY LIFE. I’M MORE SELF CONFIDENT.

“Before AMP there was a lot of negative chatter in my head. There was a lot of blaming, a lot of yelling, a lot of feeling helpless, isolated and alone. I had limited connection with other mamas and a real disconnect with my husband. All of this led to a build-up of resentfulness and depletion.”

I CAN TRUST MORE IN MY DECISIONS ABOUT PARENTING THAN BEFORE AND FEEL VERY PROUD WHEN I CAN MANAGE MISBEHAVIOR OR MELTDOWNS CALMLY AND PEACEFULLY.

“I found myself in a place I don’t wish on any mother. I couldn’t say YES or even smile even though I had so much to be happy and grateful for in my life. And even with family around helping me out, I didn’t feel like a playful, peaceful or present mama.”

I WOULD RATHER HAVE A CASE OF HAPPINESS RUNNING THROUGH MY HOUSE THAN ANGER.

“Our family life was stressed when I first signed up for The Abundant Mama Project (AMP) program. I was searching for solutions to my 4-year-old daughter’s behavior issues. I was finding myself yelling more and more and becoming frustrated with not being able to control her behavior.”

 I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE WITH MORE CLARITY MY WEAKNESSES AS A HUMAN THAT TRANSLATE TO WEAKNESS AS A MOM AND I HAVE SEEN PROGRESS IN HOW I CHOOSE TO HANDLE THOSE SITUATIONS AS THEY ARE PRESENTED TO ME.

“I thought I was searching for tools on how to better handle my daughters’ tantrums, how not to let their misbehavior ruin my day, how to turn the grumpies around, how to be more playful with them, how not to feel so stuck in a routine, how not to feel so uninspired and stressed.

I had glimpses of the most genuinely wonderful moments with my family, and I wanted to make those happen more often.I was looking for someone to tell me, “You need to do this and that and that and this … and there you have it.”

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