I've recently committed to a few "online retreats" and didn't anticipate the time commitment and re-evaluation in priorities that were needed.
Always at the top of my list is "Self-care". You can't give from an empty well. You can't give from a space of being spent.
Your level of mind; the health of your mind, body and spirit determines how you perceive challenges - and how you meet...
Wherever you are, I hope you are safe. I hope your family is safe.
The Motherhood Mindset was borne on the premise that Motherhood is an opportunity for healing, Transformation, and for us to return to our wholeness.
That we use Motherhood as a mirror - to seek out our wounds, to seek out the shadows within ourselves, and to seek all the parts of...
Pause for a moment. Who are your biggest influences when it comes to parenting and relationships?
You are the average of the five people that heavily influence you in any area of life.
Recently, John and I reached out to close friends of ours, Dawna and Brad, who now have teenagers.
We love how they parent, we love their relationship, and we love their outlook on life - and how they live...
Do you ever feel misunderstood? Or feel unseen and unheard?... You can't quite articulate the experience in words - and there is an experience that sometimes you wish the people around you "got you".
If only they understood how much you're trying, and how much you love.
If only they could sense that you're giving this parenting thing everything you have.
There is a lull of...
Growing up, my parents would say; "We gave everything up for you...!".
I never asked them to.
This isn't to sound ungrateful - and I am not judging them.
EVERYONE is doing the best they could with what they know at any moment in time. I genuinely believe that. Each individual is on their unique journey and their best - is not for us to judge.
And yes, sometimes their best - may...
Firstly - Thank-you.
Thank you for reading, for being on this journey of exploring and having Motherhood be a foundation of healing, transformation, and an access to being our best selves.
I'm humbled that I get to write and share - and that you give your time so generously in reading and digesting these words.
Find comfort that if these words resonate with you - You're not alone....
I remember this moment so vividly. It was an "A-ha" moment that shifted my inner world and had an incredible ripple effect on my experience of Motherhood.
Avery was three weeks old. It was the first week of being on my own. My husband John had returned to work. It's early morning, and I'm standing in the kitchen making myself breakfast. An overwhelming experience of feeling so humbled...
It has been a while!! As some of you may know, we were expecting our second towards the end of the year... and well... on 1st January 2020 - we welcomed a new addition to our family - Brooklyn Leo Nguyen!
I took a bit of time off to concentrate on the pregnancy, settling in as a new mother to a toddler and newborn; and of course, navigating the changes as husband and wife with two children......
I'm writing this to you at 38.5 weeks pregnant - Bub is going to grace our lives any day now!!! :)
Just the other day, we got Avery's newborn clothes out to wash and prepare for the little one on the way (we don't know it's a boy or a girl!) and this wave of uncertainty and fear came over me.
"I think I've forgotten how to look after a newborn!".
In the next moment, I thought;...