No matter how many books I read, nothing could have truly prepared me for the reality of motherhood. In becoming a mom, I loved this little precious bundle, my son with all my heart but what I was not prepared for was all the judgement that came with being a mom. Judgement from myself whether I was doing enough, being enough and if I was doing things “right.” Guilt about any time I took for myself. Every article I read about motherhood seemed to claim their way was the only way to do things and the more I read the more I would pile on the self-judgement. Then there was the balance issue – how could I possibly be a mom, take care of myself and fulfill my work expectations and relationships with my husband, family and friends all at the same time all while taking care of a house? It is an issue many women struggle with as they try to be everything for everyone and tend to put themselves last. Thankfully I have learned putting yourself first is the first step to finding balance.
I went from being a sick person, overwhelmed with responsibility and filled with self-doubt to someone who is happy, feeling like I created the life of my dreams. Though I am busy, I find the time to fit in all the things I love including precious time with both of my children. I have an alternative healing practice with clients I adore, the relationship of my dreams and recently became a published author which has been a life long dream. I teach other women to do the same – to create the life they want and that they do not have to sacrifice who they are to be a mom.
There is no shortage of working women & mothers out there struggling with the issues of overwhelm, fatigue, or not having time for self-care, maybe you’re one of them or you know someone who is struggling.
Well I have great news to share, there are some fascinating experts who have been there and who care about having empowering conversations that address solutions. I am so blessed to be part of two (2) amazing tele-summits on balancing work and motherhood that are launching Monday, April 4th (coincidentally my daughters 13th birthday). Both are free to listen and both are hosted by lovely women from Australia who have tons to offer on ways to balance it all.
There is no cost to register, just click these links below:
Meet Kim Victoria who is hosting The Sweet Spot Daily Summit
Meet Vesna Hrsto who is leading The Women’s Reinvention Project
I also had the absolute JOY this week of contributing to The Huffington’s Post’s “Talk To Me” Project which is meant to inspire meaningful conversations between parents and kids. My daughter Christina interviewed me and asked me insightful questions in this short 5 minute video. I would love for you to watch it and to hear your comments.
I am so grateful for all these wonderful opportunities in my life and that I get to collaborate with other women wanting to help people truly live a joyful life. I hope you join both summits to gain wisdom and tools from the many teachers featured. Thank you so much, as always for your support.
Here’s to having it all!