What is your vision for motherhood?
We’ve all envisioned what our future as a mother would look like. Whether it was with excitement or trepidation we future cast the highs and lows of being a mom. While it is hard to predict either before becoming a mom we shouldn’t discount the joy or contentment that we dreamed of having in the beginning. As moms we are willing to do damn near anything in pursuit of helping our children to do and be thier absolute best. Let’s do just that by first helping ourselves create the fulfilling life we’ve always dreamed of.
Casey has an astute, gentle and caring way about her. I was struggling with trying to find a balance between my job, starting my own business and my family and spent most of my time feeling stressed and guilty. Casey helped me to realize that I needed to be a priority in all my commitments and that a shift in my mindset would make all the difference. After working with her, I was able to relax my self-judgement enough to enjoy moments in my full life and adjust my expectations to a reasonable and achievable level. I couldn’t recommend her more – she’s a great coach!”Kecia L.
Mom & More
What does it mean to be a “good” mom?
Many of us are convinced that in order to be good mothers we must sacrifice. While parenthood does require a certain level of sacrifice (mainly sleep) and selflessness there is no reason for the excessive martyrdom that we have adopted as mothers.
We matter. We matter to our families, our communities, and we need to matter to ourselves too. We deserve a life where we are honoring all the parts of our being not just the ones that are in direct service to others. Because let’s face it, when women show up and live as the fullest expression of themselves, THAT serves everyone in one way or another. We all want our children to grow up to live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives and love and except themselves, let’s show them we are brave enough to do the same.
“I don’t have time for self care.”
I’ve heard it time and time again. I’ve even been guilty of saying it a time or two! I hear ya sister! BUT I also know from personal experience that you also don’t have time to NOT do it.
We either take the time or make the time.
There are never seem to be enough hours in the day, especially when our children are young. On top of that there are some huge myths about self care that keep us from actually taking care of ourselves. We are humans, not machines, and even they need service now and again. Let’s forget what we’ve heard about self care and what we think it means. Stop calling it self care altogether. Call it humanity recalibration, being rejuvenation, essence rekindling, whole person curation or any other euphemism that works for you. Call it what you like, but make time for it. It is a practice, meaning it needs to be done repeatedly before you can find what it looks like and feels like for you. No two practices will be alike. It will undoubtedly change with the ebb and flow of your life. There are few things I love more than helping moms create the practice they need to support them becoming the mom & more they want to be.
Time waits for no woman.
Have you always wanted to travel? Rock a board room? Go back to school? Do a yoga retreat? We all have dreams that we shelved at some point in our lives, right?
Motherhood tends to be a big reason to set down and walk away from those things that don’t seem to fit with our new roles. However those dreams (or passions) are still just as if not more so important NOW. Making and taking time to honor the more of who you are not only curbs the regret and resentment we can feel towards our kids when our needs aren’t being met, it also lets you live a more fulfilling, meaningful life. One your kids will undoubtedly learn and benefit from.
How can you encourage and facilitate a love for adventure? How great of a lesson would it be for your kids to see you set, reach for and meet your goals? How proud would they be knowing their mom challenged herself to make a difference in the world?
We are badass. We are moms. We can be more too. I love helping moms find that passion and purpose they have been longing for, and show them just how honoring all those parts of themselves not only makes them a better mom but a happier human.
What our kids really need is for us to show up as our whole selves so they know it is okay to show up as their whole selves.