If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

As a mother of two, I can’t help but wonder if you:

  • Love being a mom, but also find it incredibly challenging.
  • Want to be attentive, loving, and patient, but spend most of your time distracted or rushed.
  • Yearn to feel calm, but often have a short fuse because you’re just. plain. tired.
  • Aspire to show up at your best – and when you don’t, guilt-trip yourself for being imperfect.
  • Deeply hope your children have what it takes to thrive, but often worry that you’re not doing enough of the “right” things

The good news is, there’s room for it all in motherhood.

With so much beyond your control, stress is a given. Where you have the greatest measure of control is over your own well-being. 

Have you noticed how much easier it is to relax, let go, and be playful and patient when your own cup is full? Isn’t it easier to navigate tantrums and to-do lists when you feel rested and centered? On the contrary, what happens when you’re depleted?

It wouldn’t be motherhood if you didn’t occasionally feel tired, frazzled, and edgy, but when you repeatedly feel off-kilter and spread too thin, your children (and spouse) can’t help but feel the ripples.

When it comes to maintaining a high-level of well-being, research shows that key skills, such as mindfulness, resilience, and self-compassion, make a big difference.

Our programs aim to teach mamas these vital skills in order to help you:

  • Be more present with the people you love
  • Pause before doing or saying something you’ll regret
  • Clarify and communicate your needs in order to feel empowered and supported
  • Quiet your inner critic and reduce mom guilt
  • Worry less and enjoy more
  • Recognize – and manage – stress in the moment, instead of letting it fester
  • Help your children develop minds, hearts, and brains that lead to a lifetime of thriving


Mama Well Being Posts

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Using Self-Compassion to Minimize Parenting Stress

One of my girlfriends, a mother of two young children, asked me over coffee the other day, “How can I be more present with my kids in the morning?” At…

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Back-to-School Mindfulness Challenge: 4 Ways to be Present and Manage Worry, Stress & Exhaustion

Congratulations, you survived another summer! As a parent of two youngsters, I’m well aware of the effort it takes to manage the highs and lows of summer. From orchestrating vacation…

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Mindful Parenting: Letting Go of Perfect & Being True to Yourself

Before having children, I thought it would be a breeze to parent mindfully. I imagined myself calm as a cucumber, confident in my instincts, and, above all, lovingly connected. Then,…

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Raising Children & Resilience Through Lessons in Parenthood

Original post on Parenthood: You Can’t Stop the Waves, But You Can Learn to Surf Growing up in Iowa, I remember marveling at the big maple trees in our…

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Mindful Self-Care: Finding Balance & Well-Being in the Full Catastrophe of Parenthood

Originally posted on The Song and Dance of Parenting Thinking about the vitally important role of a parent brings to mind a lyric from the popular Foo Fighters’ song,…

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1st Birthdays, Modern Day Mothering, and Life Lessons from a Daughter

The late poet and mother of 6, Lucille Clifton, writes: We are running running and time is clocking us Oh pray that what we want is worth this running. Pray…

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From Me to We: A Paradigm Shift for Parents

A well-respected mother of 4 grown children said to me last week: “I would not want to raise children in today’s world!” Let’s be real, no parent has ever had it easy. But, her comment points to an…

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Doing Away with Perfect Parenting (Did I Say that Out Loud?)

I’ve taken a whole lotta parenting classes in the last few years. I started out excited and fiercely determined to apply everything I was learning. Bring on the tantrums, I…

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Self-Kindness May Not Be Sexy, But It Sure Does Make You Strong

As I listened to Geneen Roth talk about her new book, This Messy Magnificent Life, I was reminded of a simple, but powerful message: It all boils down to self-kindness….

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Freedom from My Inner Task Master

I haven’t wanted to write lately. Actually, that’s not completely true. The deepest part of me has wanted to write. But I’ve had a lot going on, and I needed to put it…

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