Break the Rules

Often, what begins as unpopular becomes a trend. I am on a mission to make prioritizing our own needs and MUST on our todo lists.

Personally, I rebel against the norm when it comes to to mommy guilt. Perhaps this is because I witnessed the struggles my own mom (and many others) had with guilt and I’m not willing to put that on myself or my kids.

While I admire many of the parenting choices that my mom made I wish she hadn’t been such a martyr when it came to taking care of us kids.

When I tell my friends and clients that I take regular time away from my children guilt free they often look at me like I have three heads, shocked that I could do such a thing AND consider myself a good mom, which I do!

What each must seek in {her} life never was on land or sea. It is something out of {her} own unique potentiality for experience, something that has never been and never could have been experienced by someone else.

-Joseph Campell

I like to think of myself as a trendsetter. My need to be liked by MYSELF far outweighs my need to be liked by others. All of our great thinkers were considered nuts before the scales tipped in their direction, even at the risk of loosing it all. So, today, I urge you to think from a place of self-invention, even if it’s just for the next 24 hours.

Who would you be if it didn’t matter to you what anyone else thought?

One way to find out is by taking part in the Happy Mama, Happy Holidays Challenge, which begins Dec 1st. During the challenge you will learn proven strategies for creating a life and holiday in which you thrive as a mom, a partner, and a self.

I hope you’ll join us!