July 14, 2023

Parenting Hack You’ll Actually Use

The other day we were having one of those get-ready-for-camp mornings.

With five minutes till we needed to leave, hair wasn’t brushed, teeth weren’t brushed, and sunscreen and bug spray definitely weren’t happening. I had lost count of the amount of times I made these requests. 

All this before I finished my morning matcha or even took a minute for me.

It sucked. 

Yes, some mornings are better than others, but a lot of them with kids are like this. Chaotic. Rushed. And you know what? This is just a part of parenthood and life sometimes.

But here’s what doesn’t need to be a part of life: continuing the rest of your day with this kind of frustrated, out-of-your-body, “I’m behind” energy.

You always have the power to reset.

So here’s what I did after the car pulled out for drop off: I went outside, found the sun, put my face in it and took three sloooow deep breaths.

And I felt a heck of a lot better. 

Parenting Hack

I didn’t speed into my next activity, nor did I spend a lot more time on a solution or the “why” behind these spiraling life moments. I just took my lil reset and went about my day.

I’ve learned in parenting THAT is the practice – again and again pausing and checking in to ask, what do I need? And how can I best support myself in this moment?

So mama, what do YOU need today?

Perhaps it’s a few minutes in the sun, maybe it’s three deep breaths, maybe it’s something else. 

I know I needed the last couple of weeks to reboot and spend some much needed time in nature without the daily pressure I put on myself with family life. 

And I’m finally feeling more and more like me again. 

And more and more ready to share about Hot Mama, my brand new monthly coaching program and community for women starting in just two weeks. If you’re done playing martyr, and are ready to have a heck of a lot more fun while feeling amazing in your body, join us in Hot Mama!

Because when you thrive, everyone else in your life wins. 

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