One of the biggest search terms of this site is the word yes.
Yes to that.
Early on I wrote about being a Yes Mama. I still try very hard to live my life with YES at the forefront. Saying yes feels good. Saying yes to doing things differently or meaningfully fills my heart with feelings of abundance.
Yes is an open feeling, a feeling that all of us need in these crazy, modern times.
(I am also a very big fan of no, by the way. Intentional NOs are t
This post is another in our series of Real Abundant Mamas courageously sharing their personal Abundant Mama Journeys with us — and this one is from Wales in the United Kingdom. Please welcome Abundant Mama Rhian Welham to this space today and give her a warm welcome on her story of embracing imperfectly perfect motherhood.
Before I signed up to AMP I was in a place of bad feeling, bitterness and lack of belief in myself as a mother.
I didn’t want to
It’s time I tell you a story about coming full circle. About being worn and shiny and beautiful. About darkness. And about light. And a storm that welled up inside of me.
My “Why I Wake Up Early” volume of Mary Oliver poetry was ruined recently by some water mishap I still cannot wrap my head around.
But, on a walk in the sunshine, I found a lovely worn washer to add to my strange, yet beautifully quirky collection of metal washers — w
I get asked about how I manage my time and energy all the time.
Running a business from my home is the easiest part of my day most of the time.
Being The Mom is often the hardest — like recently when my very sad daughter told me she was teased by a popular girl in her class — a girl she has tried so hard to be friends with — for “running like a girl.” Well, I run my coaching business like a girl. (Or, rather, like a Mom.)
How I manage it all is pretty simple
Today, I’m so honored to once again turn this space over to a “Real Life” Abundant Mama willing to share her story. Please welcome Quillin, a 2014 Abundant Mama alumni, and a current member of The Abundant Mama Peace Circle — a coaching circle I offer only to Abundant Mama alumni of the 4-Week class. It is such an honor to share Quillin’s personal Abundant Mama Journey with you today. Enjoy!
When I first learned about The Abundant Mama Project, I was fr
It’s not as simple as it used to be.
There are so many more expectations of us now than ever. And we put many more on ourselves as well.
We’re inundated with noise, distractions, goals, lists, things, activities and projects.
It also means we carry way more expectations for our children than ever, too.
With the world’s noise upon us, it can be really hard to stay focused on what matters, to know what is best for our families and ourselves. <
Imagine for a minute the perfect day.
You’re able to get up early for some quiet time for yourself to do something creative or active or blissful — something that brings a smile to your face and a skip in your step.
You’re able to spend some high quality time with your smiling, laughing children, just like the well-meaning studies say you should.
Maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spend some romantic time with your partner learning something new or having a
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Last week, I talked about how I never feel like we’re stuck as mothers.
We’re not stuck doing too much. We’re not stuck holding it all together. We’re not stuck with the inconvenience of raising little people.
When you live with an intention of abundance, all of that changes. It doesn’t make your story easier, necessarily, but your heart opens up to the good.
“I always feel so guilty that I’m not enjoying parenthood as much as I (think I) should.”
This comment was from a small discussion on my personal Facebook page this week.
The note was from a high school friend in response to my latest blog post in my highly sensitive mom series.
Her feelings are not new or uncommon. Mothers are hating on motherhood all over the Internet. I’m not a motherhood basher, though.
I don’t believe we’re stuck as mothers.
The tea pot was whistling. The children were arguing, loudly, about who gets to do something first. Breakfast was in the works. The stereo was blasting with my husband’s favorite music.
And bad news was delivered by text.
These are not ideal conditions for a highly sensitive mom who is easily overwhelmed. When multiple things happen at once in our environment it’s easy to feel inundated with demands, noise, worries and fears and expectations of self and others.