This week on the show, Iâ€™m thrilled to have Lindsay Ambrose and Natalie Sager joining me to talk about their new book, Peaceful Mamas: The Mind, Body, and Baby Connection. The two joined together to write this book after meeting at a conference in Chicago, and bonding together over their love of Hal Elrodâ€™s book, The Miracle Morning. Seeing how it could be tweaked, evolved, and applied to the transition around motherhood, AND seeing their like-minded approach to being moms, the two came together to create this new and unique offering for parents.
Why you need to listen:
Natalie, Lindsay and I dish a ton of very actionable and useable ideas for moms and parents. From both the mindset shift that we all encountered upon becoming parents, to other practical things, like how we go about setting a routine, and how weâ€™ve helped growing children process their own emotions.
This is especially poignant for me as Iâ€™d struggled with a morning routine quite a bit when my son was younger. There was something about the transition between getting up, to getting out the door to daycare that was very painful, as my son is a â€œdawdler.â€ (he takes FOREVER and gets easily distracted). Now that heâ€™s 7, we have it down to a science (and he understands the routines, thanks to a great visual checklist we posted on the refrigerator.
My favorite part of our discussion was when Lindsay brought up the idea of â€œplan tight, but hang looseâ€ as a way of approaching parenting. As a project manager, of course I love a good plan. The reality of becoming a parent is that the plans donâ€™t always come together as expected, and so often thereâ€™s improvisation and humor required as life throws some unexpected curves at you.
Like that time you discover the backup shorts youâ€™d packed for your son for a day at the beach are last yearâ€™s size, and do not fit. At all. And of course, this discovery happens when he is wet, sandy, very cold, and youâ€™re about to get into the car for a two hour drive home. In that case, a stop by Target was the solution as we headed out of town.
The trick is finding peace in the moments. Or, if overwhelm hits (and it does hit), finding ways to slow down, reset, and come back to a situation with a fresh perspective. Itâ€™s all in the mindset, and I loved getting to talk about some of the realities of motherhood with Natalie and Lindsay.
In this episode Natalie Sager, Lindsay Ambrose and I talk about:
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Website for the Peaceful Mamas community
Natalie Sagerâ€™s website at The Modern Hippie Mama
Lindsay Ambroseâ€™s website at Everyday EveryMom
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod on Amazon