Avery has started becoming really rigid in the last few weeks. I've been observing him.
He doesn't like getting his hands dirty - and has to wash them all the time. Everything has to be orderly and lined up.
Recently, his behaviour has also changed. Extra-agreeable and overly regulated.
It was odd to me, and I knew something was up. Preschoolers are meant to have big emotions and LOVE messy...
I've recently committed to a few "online retreats" and didn't anticipate the time commitment and re-evaluation in priorities that were needed.
Always at the top of my list is "Self-care". You can't give from an empty well. You can't give from a space of being spent.
Your level of mind; the health of your mind, body and spirit determines how you perceive challenges - and how you meet...
How are you doing? - Really doing?
How is your mind? How is your heart? How is your spirit?
I want you to know that wherever you are right now, emotionally and spiritually - that there is a potential, a definite possibility, a real opportunity available to you - that allows you to rise above and transcend this time of chaos.
99% of our challenges are borne from the mind.
We have no...
Wherever you are, I hope you are safe. I hope your family is safe.
The Motherhood Mindset was borne on the premise that Motherhood is an opportunity for healing, Transformation, and for us to return to our wholeness.
That we use Motherhood as a mirror - to seek out our wounds, to seek out the shadows within ourselves, and to seek all the parts of...
Pause for a moment. Who are your biggest influences when it comes to parenting and relationships?
You are the average of the five people that heavily influence you in any area of life.
Recently, John and I reached out to close friends of ours, Dawna and Brad, who now have teenagers.
We love how they parent, we love their relationship, and we love their outlook on life - and how they live...
Do you ever feel misunderstood? Or feel unseen and unheard?... You can't quite articulate the experience in words - and there is an experience that sometimes you wish the people around you "got you".
If only they understood how much you're trying, and how much you love.
If only they could sense that you're giving this parenting thing everything you have.
There is a lull of...
Growing up, my parents would say; "We gave everything up for you...!".
I never asked them to.
This isn't to sound ungrateful - and I am not judging them.
EVERYONE is doing the best they could with what they know at any moment in time. I genuinely believe that. Each individual is on their unique journey and their best - is not for us to judge.
And yes, sometimes their best - may...
Firstly - Thank-you.
Thank you for reading, for being on this journey of exploring and having Motherhood be a foundation of healing, transformation, and an access to being our best selves.
I'm humbled that I get to write and share - and that you give your time so generously in reading and digesting these words.
Find comfort that if these words resonate with you - You're not alone....
I remember this moment so vividly. It was an "A-ha" moment that shifted my inner world and had an incredible ripple effect on my experience of Motherhood.
Avery was three weeks old. It was the first week of being on my own. My husband John had returned to work. It's early morning, and I'm standing in the kitchen making myself breakfast. An overwhelming experience of feeling so humbled...