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It’s no surprise that this is the immediate question. It’s a fairly new profession and the term “wellness” has become ubiquitous in just about any phrase you can imagine. Wellness center, financial wellness, pet wellness, and on and on… If you follow my posts and social media, it’s easy to see helping moms create a greater sense of overall wellness in their lives would be my focus. With that being said, the possibilities for how I might work with a client can vary  greatly, but the common tie is that they’ve set their own personal needs aside to help their…

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When you’re feeling like the pressure of being a good mom, succeeding at work or in your business is weighing heavy on you, or questioning if you’re “enough”, here’s 5 non-judgmental reminders to help you reset yourself and remember you’re doing the best you can, and that’s truly all that matters: 1. No one else is exactly like you, and that is your superpower. 2. You alone are enough. 3. A flower does not think about competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. 4. Give yourself the credit you deserve. 5. Your imperfections make you beautiful and…

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There is so much mixed messaging out on social media and the internet right now, and so much of it seems to be focused on moms. Hustle but don’t burn out. Never settle but find a way to be “enough”. Don’t quit until you’re proud but find work/life balance. Be present but stay connected at all times.   No wonder moms are struggling to feel “enough” these days. The pressure on us is like nothing the world has ever seen before. To do more, be more, achieve more all while keeping tiny humans alive, capturing it in perfect images to…

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Answer this question: Do you have a sustainable life balance as a mom? If the answer is “no”, you’re not alone. This is the most common conversation I have with moms, and especially those who either own their own business, work a full-time career, or even have a side hustle on top of a career. It’s actually a major reason why The Driven Mama exists. Our mission is to redefine what it means to be “driven” and “ambitious”, so that it’s not synonymous with “tired”, “exhausted”, or “barely getting by”. Let’s get one thing straight – being a driven mama…

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I hear it all the time, moms telling me how they feel like a “bad mom” if they decide to go out for a girls night out, or set a goal that also requires them to be away from their family more. Maybe it’s training for a race, or deciding to start a business that requires them to travel some weekends. If you’re familiar with what I’m talking about, then you’re probably also well aware of the term, “mom-guilt”.   What is “Mom-Guilt”? Let’s take a second to clarify – Having the urge and desire to want to be with…

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It’s Time Make Time to Start Taking Better Care of Yourself, Mama If you follow anyone remotely interested in wellness on Social Media these days, chances are good that you’ve seen at least one of their posts show off their latest self-care routine, and you’re left thinking “wouldn’t that be nice if I had time in my day to lounge around?” As busy moms, finding time for your own wellness routine can be a major challenge! It can feel like you don’t have a second left in your day for yourself, and when you finally do, it’s unexpected, or it’s…

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How to Have More Energy When You’re a Busy and Tired Mom  “So, how do I have more energy when more sleep isn’t an option?”, an exhausted mom asked me as I finished up my presentation to a room full of women and about one hundred more on a webinar. I felt frozen. I didn’t actually quite know how to respond, because the truth was, I was dealing with that exact same issue. I was a brand new wellness coach at the time and one of my mom friends had connected me with her corporate moms group at her company…

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Finding Life Balance as a Busy Mom The weather we’ve been having lately has reminded me how easy it can be to get out of balance in our lives. Our family has been welcomed with a lovely case of snotty noses and sore throats this last week, which has now worked its way through our whole family. ‘Tis the season! It’s almost as if the powers that be are testing me to see if I can take on “a little bit more” all while being sleep-deprived because toddlers and colds don’t mix well. Quickly, my well thought out planning process…

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There’s more to Marie Kondo’s Madness than just Tidying Up –
When I first saw Tidying Up, I thought it was going to be a cute little show about helping people organize their house… little did I know Marie is actually a Wellness Professional, just like me…

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If you’re like me, finding a gift for your significant other is one of the hardest things. He’s not great about dropping hints or saying what he needs, so it leaves me totally guessing every holiday and hoping I’m on the right track for what he wants. I’ll be honest, it’s been hit or miss. When it comes to holidays like Valentine’s Day, I always struggle more than usual. Do I get him something romantic? Something practical? And because I’m not great with planning ahead, there’s usually no time for some well thought out custom Etsy.com gift (sorry, babe). So,…

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This year, I’ve decided to not only be more intentional with the process of celebrating the milestones in my business, but I also decided to share them with you along the way. Starting a business is no joke, and especially all while raising a family, managing a household, and trying to keep up with all the latest trends….

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If you tend to be a dreamer or visionary, like me, sometimes to easiest part of the goal planning process can be the planning part. It can be so easy to see the future vision and write out what you would like to happen, but actually knowing where to get started and creating action is a whole other thing. Suddenly, you’ve set your goal and know where you want to go, but you feel overwhelmed, stuck and you might even think about throwing in the towel before you’ve even started. This is the point where the brain plays some crazy…

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I have a big confession to make, and it might be a little mind blowing… I used to hate goals. I know, right? How can someone who’s expertise is on this very thing even be able to say something like that?! Let me take a step back for a minute and explain. My first real introduction to goal setting was early on in my 10 year career in the corporate world. Basically, I was given a template to set goals that I didn’t have a lot of control over, but made some nice looking charts and that was about it.…

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The beginning of November always brings on a flurry of social media posts from friends focused on gratitude. I love seeing everyone’s extra effort during this time of year to take moment to be grateful. When life gets busy or extra complicated, it can be hard to focus on gratitude as a daily practice, and as a mom, I know that gratitude is one of the last things that come to mind during a toddler meltdown.   But, there’s a lot more to be said for having a daily gratitude ritual in your life and goes way beyond just feeling…

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You’ve heard it over and over again – have a morning routine and it will change your life. It’s one of the hottest topics right now in the world of personal development. Entire books have been written about it and podcasts are talking about it non-stop. So chances are, you’re well aware of the trend. You may have even tried to jump in for yourself and see how it goes. But, being a mom means morning routines happen before kiddos wake up. And if your kids are anything like mine, that leads to one freaking early morning routine. But, you…

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Being a busy mama with a million things on our “to do” list is… hectic, to say the least. When it comes to setting our own personal or business-related goals, it seems like those well thought out intentions can easily get pushed aside as little humans need us and we’re trying to balance all the other things in our lives like spouses and friends. If you’ve set goals only to never see them accomplished, started a new fitness program and never made it to the end, or have only got as far as day 3 on the Whole30, don’t worry,…

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Does this sound familiar? You are constantly pulled in a million directions with priorities that should have been done yesterday. As much as you’d like to be a step ahead of your weekly schedule, it always feels like you’re barely keeping up, or constantly running a day behind. There are late nights and early mornings, lunches get skipped because there’s no time to stop, and takeout starts to become a regular scene in your house. Then, it happens – you crash. Suddenly, you’re sick and out for the count for at least a day, or you keep trying to tell…

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Why didn’t someone tell me that when I had kids, I’d also be accepted straight into the “surviving on little sleep” club? It always seems like it’s those nights when I have an extra big meeting the next day, or a project that has to be completed that my kiddos decide they need some extra snuggles that night or I’m exclusively invited to their 2 am party in their room. The story of our lives, right? And although we all hear it all the time and we know sleep is the best way to reset our bodies and feel energized…

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Gone are the days when self-care was thought about as a luxury, or “getting pampered”. Today, more and more health institutions are putting a greater emphasis on the importance of a regular self-care routine when it comes to your health, especially for parents and other caregivers. Why? Self-care is a key strategy in managing stress, in which long-term, or chronic stress can lead to much larger health concerns including anxiety, depression, heart disease, digestive problems, sleep problems, weight gain, and even memory issues. For this reason, self-care is a topic being discussed with patients and healthcare professionals every day because of its overall…

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Before I jump into my recommendations, I want to let you know that some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission for things you purchase directly from those links. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you real information about health & wellness and keeping my coaching fees reasonably priced.  If you’re on social media and have semi-regular conversations with other moms, chances are good that you’ve heard of Rachel Hollis. She’s kind of a big deal right now. Her latest best selling book is about removing the stories we tell…

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