Unscripted Mom offers reflections on the unrehearsed, impromptu, improvised act of motherhood. My goal is to offer comfort, motivation, inspiration, a good laugh or maybe even a good cry for all to all moms who are writing and rewriting their motherhood scripts every day.
I want to hear from you! Your unscripted stories, your epiphanies, your joys and your challenges that you experience as a mother; a partner; a woman. Please feel free to share your comments, questions or varying points of view regarding anything you read in my blogs, facebook posts or tweets. Again, as I share my unscripted stories with you, I would love to hear yours as well!
I am currently putting the finishing touches on a book about self-care for moms, which I have worked on for the past several years.
The book includes voices of 400 mothers from across the country, who share their stories and insight about how they have or have not practiced self-care personally, relationally and professionally, and how their choices have affected them and their families. The book provides mothers with advice and thoughtful self-evaluations that emphasize both the challenges and the necessity of making self-care a priority while raising children.
As one mother explains, “I’ve had to realize that sacrifice is a normal part of parenting, but there has to be a limit. I must set boundaries and set apart time that is just for me in order to be a healthy enough person to parent well.” (Mother of two children, ages 17 and 8, married 12 years.)