I am so glad you came.
You are not alone.
I know a lot about being overwhelmed – as a mom, as a wife, as a woman. I ran to meetings, commitments, organizations, appointments and anything else I could run “to.” (I didn’t know until later that all that running “to” was really running “from”) I was always busy working on projects for everyone else and it felt good for a long time.
Then one night, I was turning down my side of the bed, alone … again. My husband was downstairs in his office … again – spending time with his computer – or TV – or anything else other than the moving blur that I had become. Then reality hit me. I lost sight of what I wanted out of life. I was living in a loneliness that was smothering and heart-breaking. This is not what I dreamed marriage and being a mom would be.
I was so grateful to have had 2 beautiful children after 5 failed pregnancies that I raced around catering to their growing and needs while artfully avoiding my own. I didn’t even notice that I had stopped dreaming about what I wanted in life. I was overdoing and overcommitting just to feel important on the outside because I was lost on the inside.
I made a vow then and there to get back to being me. But, what should I do? Where should I go? What questions could I ask that would get me the answers and solutions I needed? How could I know what I didn’t know? So, I did what anyone would do in this day and age. I Googled it! I actually put the future of my marriage, the hope of being a good mom, the legacy of what example I would leave for my ancestors in the tiny window of a search engine when I typed in the words “overwhelmed mom.”
Violins started playing, a beam of light shone down on me from the heavens, angels floated into my room. — NOT!
I found several sites started for overwhelmed moms – abandoned – and I totally got it. I needed and wanted help, some kind of identification. So I bought the domain name and set about to help that overwhelmed mom. A year later (yeah, it took me a year) I decided to design a business that helped Moms in the same situation as me.
In that year my life began to change. My husband and I went to a few counselors (turns out that this is a process all by itself) and started to build who we wanted to be as individuals, a couple and a family.
I put my precious previously homeschooled kids (yes I was one of “those women”) in a public school (clutch the pearls) and not only did they thrive they loved it (and still do!)
As time went on, my gratitude, instead of my life, became overwhelming. I knew that there were more steps I needed to take. I wanted to teach overwhelmed moms to ground themselves — and live their lives with intention.
If you have begun to feel disconnected and unfulfilled in your quest to be the perfect wife and mom. If you can’t shake the nagging sense that there’s something else you should be doing. If, when you do take time for yourself, you wind up feeling guilty – I get it!
I’d like to show you how I changed my life.
This site is designed for YOU. I have made you a free “Meditation for the Overwhelmed Mom Gift” mp3 to download that is VERY popular at my workshops. All you have to do is sign up and join the mailing list to get my weekly posts (most weeks anyway) that encourage you to look at your life differently and embrace “the overwhelm” as a lesson – not something to organize better.
From a minimal time investment of using my “Meditation for the Overwhelmed Mom Gift”, to “Nourish your Soul” Workshops, to Personal “One-on-One Nurturing,” I have tools and a varied price range to meet your needs .
Hopefully you will find some ideas on my site to help you or to spark your own creativity for solutions you may create. If nothing else, please take this:
Hey There Overwhelmed Mom,
So glad you came.
You are not alone.