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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If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy

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Last Saturday night as we made our way to the end of the salad bar at Sweet Tomatoes, our son insisted on carrying his overflowing plate to the table. As he…

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Mindfulness, one of the 4 key skills of well-being, is defined as nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment. Heh? I know, as a mindfulness teacher, I often forget how mysterious…

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Mama, None of Us Is Perfect: 10 Ways to Free Yourself from Guilt

You may recall from the last post that the purpose of building well-being is not to perfect your parenting or become some idyllic Zen mama who’s always calm, cool, and…

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Why Well-being for Mamas? Being & Modeling Your Best Self

I want to elaborate on why it’s important for moms to focus on well-being. To start, let me say that it’s NOT because…. You don’t already have what it takes…

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