Think for a minute…
Do you remember the evenings when you and your husband looked calmly at one another and asked, “What should we do tonight?” Go out to eat, catch a movie, hang out with friends? Do you remember what it felt like to have everything totally under control?
Yeah… I don’t either.
Because see… that’s not how life is when you become a mother.
You’re still you… but life is different.
You are – or were – a fairly ordered person.
You like a bit of predictability and routine.
You don’t like your life, your home, or your kids to be out of control.
You love the parenting, but hate the chaos.
You know it’s possible to have a peaceful home with happy children because you see others doing it. You know that becoming a mother changes things, but hope it doesn’t mean you must run around like a chicken with your head cut off.
Or sacrifice sleep for three years.
I believe life doesn’t have to be chaos just because you have children.
This is why A Mother Far from Home was created – to teach you how to:
- Build a strong foundation of love and acceptance in your children
- Create a positive environment for your family with healthy boundaries
- Maintain mindsets that prevent overwhelm and mommy guilt
- Foster routines and habits that help your home run more smoothly
- Encourage healthy emotions in your children without constant tantrums and back talk
- Make time for your spiritual life, even when it seems impossible
You can be the mom you want to be, and I can show you how.
“I was laughing and wanting to cry at the same time while reading this post. I have been following your blog for close to a year now and have implemented some of your strategies for a calmer more organised home with my husband and three boys. But this was different, you very well described what is going on in our house.” – Tania
“Rachel, your posts are so inspirational… you truly have a gift!” – Sherrie
“Thanks for the reminder! It is so easy to let the bad days make us forget about all the good days. This is the kind of encouragement every mother needs.” – Rachael
“Excellent post. I work with adults who often experienced this as children. I like how you balance and reassure parents who might think that a small misstep will be detrimental.” – Brandy
Imagine waking up in the morning knowing what to expect during the day. Having a nice time with your children and getting the things done that are on your list.
Not everything, but the big things. Imagine your children playing independently, taking naps, and helping you maintain the order in your home. It’s not a pipe dream.
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Rachel Norman, BA, MS, Language of Listening® Parenting Coach and Founder of A Mother Far From Home
In case you wanted to know a bit more about me personally, here is a random snapshot.
- I’m 5’10” and a natural redhead, and an only child.
- I’ve had 4 babies in 3 years, no multiples (Pros and cons of having babies close together and why having babies close together isn’t as hard as you think).
- Cancer survivor.
- I’ve written in one fashion since childhood and used to mail my BFF anonymous letters just for fun.
- I’m an ENTJ with introverted tendencies and am Type-A and write a lot about how your personality affects your parenting.
- I love dressing our family in coordinating outfits and practice minimalism in most aspects of our home where possible.
- I talk a lot, very fast, and expect everyone to keep up.
- I love old people and think kids should hang out with them.
Before becoming a mother I was independent, efficient, and confident and our days were pleasantly predictable and fun..
Then after only 9 months of marriage… we got pregnant.
It didn’t fit “the plan.”
All of a sudden, my entire life felt at the mercy of an infant who couldn’t even tell me what she wanted! I read everything I could get my hands on and talked to wiser older women with experience.
I put foundational habits into our home life and was amazed. Even after adding more and more children to the fold our family continued to thrive. Yours can too, and I can help.
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