Recently I was interviewed by the Minimalist Moms Meetup group about the story behind Thriving in Motherhood as well as the principles that carry us from surviving in motherhood to thriving.

There is no way to feel confident in motherhood unless you have a vision for what you are trying to create.

The first of the three pillars of thriving is vision. A vision for your motherhood (and I like to do it in year chunks) is something that will become clearer over time, but it is an essential practice to start.

We each have very individual circumstances, families, and priorities, and unless we decide for our own lives what matters, it will be too easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others and miss the joy sitting in front of us.

How we’ve been raising our children has changed dramatically in the last few years because of the pandemic.

It isn’t a matter of snapping our fingers and going back to the way things were. We all need to walk as families through the 5 phases from surviving to thriving, with the most important being Exploring.

We need to give ourselves permission individually and as a family to figure out what interests us and matters to us, no strings attached. A space where learning, discovering, and experimenting is enough on its own. Then we can start to refine and decide what stays and what goes.

And summer is a perfect time to create space for exploring!

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