Savoring a Slow Day Book Tour for Savoring Slow



Recently, I invited some of my favorite bloggers and writers to join me for sharing a glimpse into their life by participating in my Savoring a Slow Day book tour.

The beauty of this tour, I hope, is getting a peek into the life of some really beautiful families and how they “Savor Slow.”

Last month, I released my book The Abundant Mama’s Guide to Savoring Slow in paperback and the response has been so wonderful. This month, these lovely ladies are going to share their own insight into what a slow day can beGet Savoring Slow on Amazon now! like, feel like and involve and help spread the word about the book. You can get the book HERE in paperback or on Kindle — and, even, in PDF/iBooks.

I started out this tour, naturally, by sharing how I have gone about getting my family on board with a slow mindset this season. And each day after that you can sneak into the life of another mama and find out how she slows down and savors her life.


Alissa Marquess

Alissa Marquess, mom of 3 is the founder of Creative With Kids where she helps parents grow strong families through connection not perfection. She writes about finding ways to be present by letting go of all the ‘shoulds’ and sharing the simple tools that help days go better. She’s the creator of​ 100 Ways to be Kind to Your Child and 64 Positive Things to Say to Kids.  READ HER SAVORING A SLOW DAY POST HERE.


lisa mccrohanLisa Mccrohan is a psychotherapist, Compassion Coach, and soulful poet.  She facilitates mindfulness-based wellness & leadership programs for faculty and staff at Georgetown University. Her deep calling in life is to nourish, inspire, and transform this world with delight, compassion, and connection in our everyday lives.  Check out Lisa’s novel and nourishing approach to life coaching that she calls Compassion Coaching that weaves together mindfulness, self-care, yoga therapy, and meditation at The Barefoot Barn. Read her Savoring a Slow Day blog post HERE.

Galit BreenGalit Breen is a Twin Cities writer, golden doodle & puggle lover, mom, and wife. She lives and writes by three mantras. The first is that people don’t actually care about the nitty-gritty of what we think, just that we make them think. Second, is that what others will remember most about us is how we make them feel. And third, is that kindness wins and accountability rules. These Little Waves is her home, where she has found her voice, community, and career and where she tells her story. Read her Savoring a Slow Day blog post HERE.

Sarah Rudell BeachSarah Rudell Beach is a mother, writer, and mindfulness instructor. She is the creator of Left Brain Buddha, where she guides you on your journey to live and parent mindfully, even in a left-brain, analytical life. She is also the Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness, LLC. Her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Psych Central, Tiny Buddha, and Mamapedia, and she is a contributing author to The Her Stories Project and Mothering Through the Darkness. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing, and hanging out with her little Buddhas. Read her Savoring a Slow Day blog post HERE.

Shannon Kinney DuhShannon Kinney-Düh is a mom to 3 boys, ages 7, 4 and 20 months. When she isn’t playing in the dirt or picking up smashed peas, she creates community and online courses like, “Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery” and “Mothering with heART”.  Shannon is the creator of A Free Spirit Life, a certified hatha yoga teacher, holistic life coach and an artist.  She loves working from home around her kid’s schedules and is wildly passionate about inspiring women to cultivate the courage to listen to and trust their intuitions, so they can live more creative, joyful lives filled with purpose and peace. Read her Savoring a Slow Day blog post HERE.

Hillary HousemanHillary Houseman lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters who teach and challenge her daily. She loves coffee, rainy days, photography and cherishes the slow days with her family. She blogs about the honest moments of motherhood at Pinecones and Pineapples. Home to her QuotePics. Read her Savoring a Slow Day blog post HERE.


Betsy May 2Betsy May is an Abundant Mama Alumni, is mom to an energetic five year  old daughter. In her “former life” she was a registered yoga teacher and holistic health practitioner, and received certifications in the art and study of herbs and aromatherapy. She has spent the last five years weaving together her past teachings with the lessons her daughter teaches her each and every day. She blogs at Your Nurturing Nook, a sanctuary for your mama soul, where she shares aromatherapy, meditation, and other mind/body/spirit techniques designed to support moms struggling to juggle it all. Her goal is to help other mamas cultivate more inner joy and peace, and be more fully alive in the present moment, during this busy life season. Read her blog post HERE.

dayna abrahamDayna Abraham is a former public school teacher and the sensory processing disorder know-it-all over at Lemon Lime Adventures. She is the mother of three. Read her post Finding Slow When Life is A Chaotic Mess HERE.  




Julie VaccaroJulie Vaccaro  Mindful and abundant mama to two! She is a lover of coffee, yoga and essential oils and often imagine a world filled with loving kindness. She tries to incorporate as much laughter into her days with her family as possible! After teaching young children in a classroom setting for almost 20 years, she felt the need to change things up a bit. She made it her mission to bring mindfulness practices into the lives of children everywhere so that they may live the peaceful life they deserve. And don’t forget to check out her Facebook page Centered little hearts for more ideas on creating a mindful summer with your family. Read her post HERE.


Beryle Ayn YoungBeryl Ayn Young is a professional photographer by chance and a teacher at heart. She’s an old soul who is most content sipping lattés and connecting with friends new and old. Beryl is a lover of warm weather, Chipotle burrito bowls, TOMs shoes, and snuggles from her mini me. She’s swapped  days of teaching Kindergarteners how to read and write for weekends and evenings of teaching moms how to love their cameras and their life, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Go download a free copy of her digital magazine Compose and start crafting your perfect recipe for better photos today. Read her post Slowing Down Enough To Keep Up. A Daily Commitment to Myself HERE.

Amanda RueterAmanda Rueter of Dirt and Boogers is a Mental Health Counselor who worked with children and mothers in both individual and group counseling environments before she became a Stay at Home Mom to two boys.  Her husband is in the military and her family moves a lot which makes maintaining a license difficult so instead she shares her love wither her children and families on the internet. Read her blog post Enjoying Life, When Life is Messy HERE


Zina HarringtonZina Harrington is the founder and primary author of Let’s Lasso the Moon. She has two daughters who keep her on her  toes, passionate about life and inspired. Each week she, her husband Shad and a unique group of creative moms share an article or two on ideas for inspiring creativity & curiosity, modern parentin, beginner photography. simple living and family traditions. Read her post 5 Unconscious Habits that Make You Feel Busy HERE.

Erica Layne2Erica Layne  is a writer, graphic designer, hobby photographer, and mom of three. She’s passionate about living fully and filling her family with love and belonging. She writes Let Why Lead, a place for purposeful wives and moms. For regular reminders to step back and see the big picture, connect with her on FacebookPinterest or at Read her post Summer Skies & Savoring Slow HERE.


Racheal CookI’m Racheal Cook of, where in between blowing bubbles and trips to the park with my 5-year-old twins and 2-year-old bebe, I wax philosophically about the intersection between designing a business + a life you love. I was a typical type-A overachiever, raised in a generation told that we could be anything we wanted to be. But I had a painful reality check when I graduated with my MBA and set off to light the consulting world on fire…but I also wanted to get married, have kids, and have a beautiful, meaningful, wild and precious life. Then I hit burnout and adrenal fatigue and I walked away from it all to follow my own path. Since that breakthrough, I’ve completely dramatically re-designed every aspect of my life and business based on my own definition of success {where creating a meaningful life is just as important as creating a meaningful living}. Read her post Savoring Slow: Why Doing Less Helps You Be More in Business and Life HERE.

Hana ColmarHana Colmar from Moomookachoo share the unexpected, the joyful, the crazy and the magical adventures of her family. She is a wife and mother of 3 who is an eternal optimist. She navigates these magical days of parenthood in a joyful and meaningful way … with a curious mind, a creative spirit and an adventurous heart. She believes that every child should have a magical childhood, one in which the child is raised to be curious and imaginative, loved and confident, joyous and wonder-fulled – will grown an adult who is compassionate and giving, who chases joy and happiness, who follows her beliefs and passions, and will seek to make her life an amazing adventure. And I believe the world needs more people like that. Read her post School Holidays + Slowing Down HERE.

Aalisha sommerlisha Sommer is a writer and freelance creative, I have the unique ability and privilege to work on projects and with people that truly inspire and excite me. I am interested in exploring the depth and breadth of motherhood and womanhood, race, food and wine, creativity, literature and writing, and all things beautiful. If I could be anything and do anything, it would be exactly what I’m doing now–being a wife and a mother of 3 living out her creative journey–but with a view of the Eiffel Tower from the kitchen window. Visit her at Read her Doing Less, Savoring More post HERE.

Amanda MorganAmanda Morgan holds a BA in both elementary and early childhood education and an MS in family and human development.  Her past experience includes teaching in public, private, and migrant schools as well as teaching preschoolers, grade-schoolers, college students, teachers, and parents.  She writes, speaks, and consults on the topic of intentional, whole child development and is the creator of the blog, Not Just Cute.  In her free time, she can usually be found exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four boys, or snitching copious amounts of chocolate from her pantry. Read her post Savoring A Slow Day When You’re Just Too Busy HERE.


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