It seems important that a blog called “I Love Me Mom” should have a post about Mother’s Day, so…..
My three-year old daughter, Rylan, crawled in my bed 1st thing Sunday morning and rang out, “Happy Momma Day!” Ahhh, Rylan’s got the right idea. I think it should be renamed Happy Momma Day, and the celebration should continue all year long.
I’ve spent a good deal of time and energy throughout my mom career focused on being a happy momma. It hasn’t always been easy, but it sure has been worth it. Turns out that taking care of me, putting my happiness in a primary position, and falling in love with myself has allowed me and my kids to spend most of our time in a happy place.
Holidays (even Hallmark ones 😉 ) offer us the great opportunity to look back over the past year. Here’s what the year has been for me.
- Almost exactly one year ago (May 7, 2010), The Atrium at Rolling Spirit held its first event (www.atriumcommunity.com). It was a celebration of manifesting dreams, collaborating energy, and abundant generosity. Since that date, we’ve had more than 200 events. That’s a lot to celebrate!
- One year ago, I had a total of 3 coaching clients. Now, I’m facilitating Life Coaching and Leadership certification for 8 amazing women and helping people reclaim their power and achieve their goals.
- One year ago, I thought someday I’d write a book about something. Today, I Love Me Mom is 6 days old and I’m already thinking about what’s next!
- One year ago, my son was 5 and was getting excited to start kindergarten. My daughter was 2 and still sleeping in her crib.
A lot can happen in a year. The key is to find inspiration and gratitude and take one fun step toward the goal each day. What is your goal for the next year? What can you do to make each day Happy Momma Day? When’s the last time you thought about what it takes to be a Happy Momma?
It’s not about breakfast in bed, or flowers, or the hand-made card from school. It’s not about one day a year. Being a Happy Momma is a choice, and it starts with deciding that you deserve to be happy and honor your own needs and desires and passions in each day.
What can you do TODAY to make it a Happy Momma Day?
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