One tool to help prevent overwhelm: pausing first, before reacting

One tool to help prevent overwhelm: pausing first, before reacting

It's easy to let this season of giving, gratitude and family become one of overwhelm. One tool to help prevent this overwhelm: pausing first, before reacting. Taking one moment to pause first, before reacting, helps us disconnect whatever is going on around us with what we feel inside. When we feel calm and kindness inside, the things going on around us don't have to negatively impact us.  Pausing first helps me not take personally whatever happened, whatever someone did or said. I can't control the way others act. Only myself. Pausing first helps me…continue reading →
Trusting more and worrying less, prioritizing couple time, and allowing love to conquer fear – EDEM ep. 24 with  Shelby Spear

Trusting more and worrying less, prioritizing couple time, and allowing love to conquer fear – EDEM ep. 24 with Shelby Spear

With so much of parenting being unknown and unfamiliar, it can make us worry a lot because we tend to fear things we don’t understand. How do we trust more and worry less? Meet Shelby Spear, mother of three college-aged children, who shares a unique perspective on parenting now that her children are out of the house. As she looks back, she reflects on how important it is to trust instead of over protect. As a self-proclaimed ‘worrier,’ she admits allowing trust is easier said than done. Examining our worries is worth the…continue reading →
Be real, be silly, and be open to the relationships and opportunities that can make you grow – EDEM ep. 19 with Patti Cella

Be real, be silly, and be open to the relationships and opportunities that can make you grow – EDEM ep. 19 with Patti Cella

What if we focused more on being real, being silly, and putting ourself out there so we keep growing and experiencing life as it is—instead of worrying what our life looks like to others and trying to achieve an image of perfect that isn't even realistic? Meet Patti Cella, a hysterical mom of three young boys, who embodies all of these things. You’ll laugh a lot and be completely touched by the slightly unconventional yet wholehearted and genuine way she parents and lives her life. You would never know she lost her mother less…continue reading →
Sharing parenting responsibilities, Making time for the right things – EDEM ep. 17 with Heather Rosales

Sharing parenting responsibilities, Making time for the right things – EDEM ep. 17 with Heather Rosales

One thing they don’t really teach us when we become parents is how is how to share all of the parenting responsibilities and make time for the right things. When one thing is off-kilter—whether its time for ourself, our spouse, or our children—it takes away from our enjoyment of all the other things and prevents us from achieving that life balance we desire. Meet Heather Rosales, a full-time working mother of two boys, who has found that healthy balance through creating routines, consistently following them, and learning to communicate well with her spouse. Heather blocks…continue reading →
Embracing your unique motherhood experience – EDEM 8 with Aisha Ellis

Embracing your unique motherhood experience – EDEM 8 with Aisha Ellis

Meet a mom of two sons who is spending time connecting with others, growing herself, and enjoying life as it is—instead of wishing and waiting for the next thing. Do you want to open yourself up to connecting with others and building your own little community? Do you want to get out of your mommy pants every once in a while to have fun with friends or do something you love? Hear how EveryDayEveryMom Aisha Ellis has done just that. After feeling a little isolated as a new stay-at-home mom, she decided to join a…continue reading →
Juggling home + life + work and doing what’s right for you and your family  – EDEM 6 with Jaclyn Mellone

Juggling home + life + work and doing what’s right for you and your family – EDEM 6 with Jaclyn Mellone

Hear how the mama behind the chasing dreams and littles incubator is serving herself, her family, and her business in a way that is true for her. Have you felt the stress of life pulling you in different directions? Are you feeling guilt and stress over the juggle of it all? Meet Jaclyn Mellone.  Jaclyn experienced the overwhelm of being pulled in different directions and feeling like she was failing at everything when she returned to work after having her daughter. She soon realized she wanted to be in a situation where she could have more time with her daughter…continue reading →
Keeping her humor and doing the things she’s always done – EDEM 1 with Molly Mahoney

Keeping her humor and doing the things she’s always done – EDEM 1 with Molly Mahoney

Meet a busy mom of three including twin babies who is saying yes to help, resetting expectations, and keeping a sense of humor so she can keep doing the the things she's always done and not lose herself in parenting. Parenting is rarely what we expect it’s going to be. Just when we think we have something figured out, we are thrown for a total curve. We learn and grow from every curve and come out better from it. Imagine having a happy seven-month baby, things are going well, and you and your partner decide you…continue reading →
Six ways moms can encourage each other everyday

Six ways moms can encourage each other everyday

We all have to make some time in our day to do something we love, something that fills us up beyond parenting. Making time for the things we love takes planning and some courage. Planning to carve time in an already full day. Courage to trust ourselves and value ourselves enough to make the time. As mothers, we should encourage each other in figuring these things out. Encourage is defined as inspiring courage. Connecting with other mothers is a way to inspire courage in each of us. Six ways moms can encourage each other everyday Accept our differences and…continue reading →
Connecting with other moms is way better than comparing

Connecting with other moms is way better than comparing

There are many things that parenting teaches us. One big lesson is to let go of comparison and and choose love and mindfulness instead. if we’re stuck on the outside, we’re missing the opportunity to connect and grow Too often, we look outside to determine how we feel inside. Giving in to those surface-level thoughts of comparison and judgement tear us up inside. When we’re stuck in that place, we’re missing out on connecting with ourself, and others. Connecting feels so much better I catch myself comparing at times throughout the day. We…continue reading →
Life recipe 04: Devote energy to my marriage

Life recipe 04: Devote energy to my marriage

You hear a lot about how hard it is to be a mom. But nobody ever tells you how hard it is to be a wife after you become a mom. So much of your attention, time, naturally goes to your children. Sometimes it's a challenge to give your partner the energy they need. I have to be the person I want to connect with and that requires action everyday. I have to put positive energy into the things that are most important and that includes the relationship with my husband. When we…continue reading →
Woman, wife, mama Life – finding balance

Woman, wife, mama Life – finding balance

Balancing being a woman, a wife, and mama is hard work. One thing I have found is that if I don't put myself first. If I don't prioritize time in my day for me, then I cannot be the wife my husband needs, the mama my children need, and build the home environment that we all need to be our best. It's not easy to find time for me with two children under three and one more on the way. But I make it happen because I know that nobody is responsible for…continue reading →