Ever feel like you’re in groundhog day? Like every new day parenting bleeds into the last and you’re just picking up the same toys every morning and cleaning the same kitchen every night, with a smattering of messy art projects in between?
That’s how I felt after the birth of my second child. Every day I ran the same parenting gauntlet hoping just to survive, and every night I’d collapse on the couch exhausted. I was too weary to do anything other than binge watch Netflix and munch dark chocolate.
I have been a devoted student of personal growth and habits for over a decade, since I first quit some very bad habits that were ruining my life. Since that time, I voraciously devoured self-help books and personal development podcasts. But I had lost sight of my passion in the chaos of parenting. Who had time to work on themselves when there were all these small people to take care of?
But if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. I realized that I was focused on giving my children all of me instead of the best of me. I needed to grow, and fast, in order to meet my children’s evolving needs as well as carve out a space for myself in this world.I realized that I was focused on giving my children all of me instead of the best of me.Click To Tweet
By focusing on small tweaks that I could realistically work into my busy life, I found more energy to make bigger changes. As a former attorney, I meticulously researched how to better my nutrition, sleep habits, and parenting with simple grace.
Finally, I was able to start dreaming bigger. I set goals for myself and my family life. I found myself again, and in doing so I gave my family back the interesting, vivacious mother and wife that they’d been missing. And I gave myself back a dear friend.
Mamas need to grow too, and fast, to keep up with the ever-changing, never-ceasing demands of parenthood. Here, at Reining in Mom, I try to inspire moms to make personal growth a priority. You’ll find articles about habits and goals, getting brave, clean living and simple parenting.
So many moms want to implement healthy changes in their lives but struggle to find the time and space to do so. This is why my passion is providing practical tips for personal growth that you can implement today. One thing my readers love is that my articles are thoroughly researched yet easily understandable and backed by my own decade-long personal growth journey.
If this is your first time here, welcome! If you want to start thriving as a mom instead of just thriving, you are in the right place. I’m not going to lie, it takes some deep work to thrive in chaos but that’s why I’m here. We can do this, together!
I’d love to share more of my story with you so you can start dreaming bigger too. I’d suggest starting with my articles on The Best Cure for Overwhelmed Mom Syndrome, my Mother’s Day Hangover and How to Get Back on Track When Life Gets in the Way to get a real feel of who I am and my passions.
But this blog isn’t about me, it’s about you! Here you can wake up from the groundhog day of parenting. If we start building our own foundation little by little, we can grow big enough to handle anything our kids throw at us.
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