Celebrating a Don’t Sweat Mom~Susan

Biggest Challenge of Being a Mom

The biggest challenge of being a mom of 3 is to ensure that my middle child doesn’t get lost in the family. Watching the dynamics of my middle child go from being the baby to the middle was not easy for him. Even though my youngest daughter (2 yrs old) and my oldest daughter (13 yrs old) are developmentally at opposite ends of the spectrum, it’s easier to tend to their needs. My middle son (9 yrs old) probably has it the roughest and I’m constantly perplexed!

Being a Don’t Sweat Mom Means

Sometimes my kids don’t like me very much when they don’t get what they want and that’s ok. With my first child I wanted to be her everything. Her world was my world, but when her brother was born, it wasn’t the two of us anymore. Now there was sibling rivalry. There were some tough times with the adjustment of two children and I was not popular with one or the other at any given time. That bothered me a lot. When my third was born, it felt like my family was finally complete. The two siblings were older and could see the needs of their new sister and I think they finally understood why I did the things I did. I’m way more relaxed now about how I’m raising my youngest and it’s been a lot more peaceful all the way around.

A Wish For Other Moms

It’s okay to pursue your own desires. If you sacrifice too much of yourself to everyone else in your family, your happiness may suffer. When you balance your needs with the family’s, not only do you find more joy and fulfillment in life, but you also set an example for your children to pursue their dreams and to not be afraid of the unknown. I have a feeling it will help when the children are out of the house and on their own. By not abandoning your own interests, the empty nest transition won’t be such a shock to your system…that’s my theory anyway. I’ll know soon enough if it’s true!

Favorite Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms Chapter

Lifeline Sundays! I thought I was the only one that took a break on Sundays. Sundays are sacred to me and my kids know it. It’s a day when I can sleep in and not even brush my teeth if I don’t want to!

About Susan

I am a woman who does it all! Being a divorced mother of 3 children, ages 2, 9, 13, there’s never a dull moment. My brain activity has all cylinders firing at all times. When I’m not being a mom, I have the privilege of working with motivated people who are interested in getting healthy. You can find me chairside as a Dental Hygienist as well as an entrepreneur, both online and in person. My businesses are focused on empowering people to achieve their desired level of well-being through health coaching. My newest endeavor is starting a non-profit organization to help single parents raise their children. Stop by my websites and say “Hi!”

www.prenatalconcierge.com
www.getbodywise.tsfl.com
www.hoopdelite.com

Celebrating a Don’t Sweat Mom- Erinn

3SonsHaveI

Biggest Challenge of Being a Mom

Division of time! I work full time and have 3 boys ages 4-20! One is grown and I have to remember he is still wandering around in his 20-year-old world. The 14 year old has sports and is entering into High School this year, and the 4 year old has sports, YMCA classes and daycare. OH! And I have a husband too :-)

Being a Don’t Sweat Mom Means

Being a don’t swear mom means: 1) To not overbook. 2)To not feel like I always have to be the one in control and to ask for help. 3) To re-evaluate the necessity of the programs that I have boys in that demand our time.

A Wish For Other Moms

Re-evaluate! Kids don’t need to have multiple engagements all the time to be a part of. Wait until they are teens/driving and they can (take themselves) to any clubs-events they wish!

Favorite Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms Chapter

Just Say “I know, that really sucks”

About Erinn

I am a mom of 3 boys 4-20. A wife. A full time employee in the medical field. I love to blog (http://3sonshavei.blogspot.com/), save money, attending my sons sports games and local events. We all own ATV’s and disappear to the Dunes in spring/Summer. I lack Vitamin D and energy a lot living here in the Northwest so my husband and I disappear to Vegas about twice a year!

Celebrating A Don’t Sweat Mom – Courtney

Courtney Norman

 

Biggest Challenge of Being a Mom

For me, the biggest challenge of being a mom is not comparing myself to others. It is SO easy to say “Well so and so does this so I should too…” Even throughout pregnancy we are so quick to compare ourselves against other moms. Learning to remember that what works for me might not work for you, and vice versa.

Being a Don’t Sweat Mom Means

Choosing joy over stress. Not worrying about the things you won’t remember in 5 years anyway. Leaving the dishes dirty in the sink to play a round of tag. Choosing peace in times of Chaos.

A Wish For Other Moms

I would tell other moms to remember that when your kids are grown up people aren’t going to talk about how clean or dirty your house was when your kids were growing up, they are going to remember how you cultivated a positive home environment and raised a happy healthy kid.

Favorite Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms Chapter

Chapter 30 “Powered With Your Passion”. I loved this chapter because it was so encouraging. It talked about being filled up in order to pour out, which is something moms often forget to do as we run ourselves ragged. Finding something that gives you joy that isn’t necessarily connected to your husband or kids can be so empowering.

About Courtney

Courtney Norman is the blogger behind JourneyofaDreamer.com (http://journeyofadreamer.com/) and is also known as Mrs Dreamer. Wife to Mr Dreamer and Momma to 2 year old Little Dreamer. She believes that to live big you must first dream big (and that everything is better with sparkles). She is obsessed with running, crossfit and all things Disney.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/courtnorm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyofaDreamer”

 

Celebrating a Don’t Sweat Mom –
Maria

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms – Book Trailer 3 from Filmtwist Productions on Vimeo.

Biggest Challenge of Being a Mom

My challenges change as my kids & I change. They change schools, friends & sports. And with that I change hobbies, routines and other responsibilities as they evolve. The consistent challenge is keeping a balance. The balance of my life and all it’s entities to be synchronistic with each of their worlds, and all that is important and sacred to them. Whatever that might be.

Being a Don’t Sweat Mom Means

When I am clear of what the MOST important facets that need to be in place for health and happiness of my entire family, I am a “Don’t Sweat Mom” That can only happen when I repeat my mantra throughout the day.

A Wish For Other Moms

I wish for other moms, to have the clarity to distill down what is the most important in her soul, for her family. Upon realization the finite sentence that gives her peace, a real peace that calms her and assures her that she is ‘whole’ when this one action is accomplished.

Favorite Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms Chapter

Chapter One is my favorite chapter (even though I have a close 99). This chapter is titled, There’s No Such Thing As A “Perfect” Mom. The words “Burden” and “Fairy-tale” are words the author used in describing the attachment we have to unachievable ideals. She puts it eloquently simple, “Give yourself permission to be authentic…”. Such a gift!

About Maria

I am a married mother of three wonderful children. I have a son in High School, a daughter in Middle School and a son entering Kindergarten. I adore being a mother and am acutely aware how fast this time raising my children is flying by and they will all be out of the house in a blink of an eye. It is important to me to be in the moment, to look my kids in the eye when they are talking to me, especially when it is something that they are passionate about or an accolade they are sharing with me. I appreciate and honor Kristine Carlson for writing this book and starting this movement that is a blessing to all that read it.

Choose Happiness and Peace Over Stress

Choose Happiness and Peace Over Stress

Welcome to our new site designed especially to celebrate the Moms of this world!

Really, take a sigh of relief when you read “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms.” It’s all about strategies that help you stress less  and enjoy your family more!  And, that’s cause for celebration!

If you’re a mom that’s showing up here, chances are, you are already doing an awesome job as a parent. Truth is, all we need is a little lighthearted nudge, now and then, to wake us up to seeing our world renewed with a fresh set of “rose tinted” glasses and a new perspective.

Meaning, staying inspired is well over half the job we have to do as a Mom. If the woman is the heart of the home, and the heart of the home is happy, well, that says it all, doesn’t it?

Happiness and peace grow inside us like seedlings, and new growth must be nourished by self-care and strengthened with renewed passion. Happiness is not a pursuit; it is, however, a perspective. And, inner peace can’t be bought or sold but must be
cultivated within through life practice.  How you start your day and how you live your day is relevant to accessing your inner peace and wisdom and slowing down from the inside.

BREATHE! (You’ll see lots of chapters encouraging you to do more of what you do naturally.)

Become a Don’t Sweat Mom! Don’t sweat the small stuff— life is just too short to let the minor annoyances weigh you down and steal your joy.

Here’s this week’s question for you to ponder: How do you think choosing happiness and peace over stress will impact yours and your family’s life?

Treasure the Gifts of Life and Love,
Kris