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Adios, 5 inches of hair! Releasing that which does not serve. Creating more space than ever for new energy & magic!

It's funny what lies within a haircut. Letting go of old self-loathing beliefs. Stepping into greater visibility. No long hair to hide behind anymore. (I still love long hair though. And mine grows fast!) Change feels so good though.

The women in the salon kept staring at me in shock saying, "Wow, what a transformation." And they were exactly right. This mama is on a mission. #transformation it IS!

I'd love for you to join me as I gear up to launch my biggest project ever!

The Book Every Mom Should Have > For Mothers, By Mothers.

Empower Every Mom.

Link in bio 👆
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Mamas ❤❤ .
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I wasn't sure what to post this morning. 🤔 .
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Should it be a "yay for the weekend" 🎉type post? Some of us work on the weekends...😐 .
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Should it be a "ugh...time to do everything we couldn't do during the week"🙄 post? That's kind of a downer...😏 .
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It's Saturday...even if you are working you may have a little more time to yourself this morning if your husband and kids sleep in 😴(does anyone have kids who sleep in?) You may just want to mindlessly scroll and enjoy some quiet time.😍 Or maybe you woke up early today to get groceries and meal prep done so you have the rest of the day open.🍝🍛 .
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So I ponder...
How I can inspire you today?💡 How can I help you combat that feeling we all have at times of being in a hamster wheel? 🐹 How can I help you take a moment in all the go-go-go to feel at peace with today 🧘‍♀️ .
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So, on this beautiful Saturday morning, when the Chicago sky is foggy and gloomy from wildfires a long way from here, I wish you peace, I wish you love, I wish you purpose, and I wish you all the makings of an amazing day, no matter what you have on your schedule. .
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Share this with a mama who you know can use this today!

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Anyone remember Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The character Faith used to say "I'm 5 by 5" .
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I didn't know what it meant at the time...maybe I was sheltered 🤣 idk... .
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I ran across this and was like...yeah...it's totally true! How many things did I worry about, how many battles did I fight, how many situations did I throw myself into and it didn't matter five years later? Hell, it didn't even matter five months later. 🤦‍♀️ .
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Anyway... .
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This, this thing that I'm doing here. Creating support for moms, specifically working moms, but all moms nonetheless... .
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It matters now, it matters in five minutes, and it will matter in five years. .
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There are increasingly more anecdotes about moms being stressed, increasing amounts of moms putting on the "I'm fine" face, increased amount of judgement that we aren't doing it all perfectly at all times. 😡 .
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I want to provide a solution for this. I may not be able to change society...people are always going to be demeaning and ignorant...but I can help moms manage how to deal with this shit. .
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So...I need your help. 🙅‍♀️ .
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Please comment below and let me know. 💬 .

It there was an online program that you could have access to whenever you needed it that provided support for moms; videos, PDFs, white papers, and most of all community, what would you like for it to contain? .
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So far I have heard self care tips 💅 and meal planning tips. 🥘🥙 .
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Tell me...what else do YOU need? .
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This topic isn't going away...I'm not letting it die...but I'm also seeing an increased amount of posts on the subject...Scary Mommy, Pink, now a network show in October, and most recently an article on Little Things. .
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Please share with your friends!

#Summer of Advocacy continues with a #historylesson about the race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the early 20's.
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Use this moment to teach #entrepreneurship and pride in community. Just like the mythical phoenix, from the ashes we rise.
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We are now booking for late fall and early 2019.  Link in bio. Inbox for details. *******************
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Hey Tubie Friends!
📚#mybellyhastwobuttons is 2 😎🎂🍾 Big Thank You to our awesome readers and supporters for making it a success, we still have people:
✴finding us ✴sharing success in using it to educate
✴using this page as a positive resource

Let's continue to be active advocates together ❤

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#childrensbooks #gtube #momlife #montanastrong #authormom #childrensbook #awardwinningauthor#author

Happy Friday Mama! 🎉 .
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I hope you had a great week and I hope your weekend is set up to be amazing too!🥇 .
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Let's talk about this for a quick second.💬 .
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How many of us do this? Create a life where we are who and what everyone thinks we should be? We scramble to do everything we "should" rather than doing everything that makes us balanced, those things that just feel right. 🤪 .
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It's taken me a while to un-become what I thought I had to be. And I'm still working on it. .
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You don't have to be the "typical" anything. .
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🚫Not the "hot mess" mom image that is forced on us by media🤦‍♀️
🚫Not the mom who NEEDS a drink🍷 after a certain time
🚫Not the mom who NEEDS coffee ☕ to function .
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Unbecome all those images and stereotypes that maybe you've unconscious succumbed to because that's what us moms "should be". .
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Be who you are comfortable being...be the you who your kids are in love with...be the you that YOU are in love with 😍😍

AND NOW, I’M A BOOK CONTRIBUTOR! Becoming a mommy in today’s society is tough. We are unsure of our own strength and wisdom as a mama and I’m so proud of this project by @tishatlin , fellow mama and creator of For Mothers, By Mothers. A compilation of 54 stories of motherhood. You’ll laugh and cry and be oh so empowered. For every mama and mama to-be. Coming soon! ❤️ Be the first to get it by signing up here: ForMothersByMothers.com. .
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My battle with #postpartum depression and the challenges of becoming a mother led me on an unexpected journey of healing and transformation.

And while I did climb out of that dark abyss with help and support, it was incredibly shameful for me - feeling a pressure to hold it all together.

Yet, my darkest moments ended up inspiring me to gather mothers from around the world and create a book of hope and love.

Because no mother should feel alone in her struggle.

Yet, millions of #moms wake up every day feeling overwhelmed and isolated.

I believe that TOGETHER, we can change this.

Because when a mom feels good, her children and the whole family thrive with her!

Be part of the solution.

Join Our Movement.

EMPOWER EVERY MOM! 🌟

Get the book EVERY MOM should have.

Mom stories help us heal, help us feel less alone, and unite us in motherhood.

LINK in BIO.

Be first to get the book at launch!

SIGN UP:
www.ForMothersByMothers.com

TAG A MAMA. SPREAD THE WORD.

Thank you!
Original cover art by artist mom, Deb Heyrana @_heyrana
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My battle with #postpartum depression and the challenges of becoming a mother led me on an unexpected journey of healing and transformation.

And while I did climb out of that dark abyss with help and support, it was incredibly shameful for me - feeling a pressure to hold it all together.

Yet, my darkest moments ended up inspiring me to gather mothers from around the world and create a book of hope and love.

Because no mother should feel alone in her struggle.

Yet, millions of #moms wake up every day feeling overwhelmed and isolated.

I believe that TOGETHER, we can change this.

Because when a mom feels good, her children and the whole family thrive with her!

Be part of the solution.

Join Our Movement.

EMPOWER EVERY MOM! 🌟

Get the book EVERY MOM should have.

Mom stories help us heal, help us feel less alone, and unite us in motherhood. Regardless of race, status or nationality, we can support each other!

LINK in BIO.

Be first to get the book at launch!

SIGN UP:
www.ForMothersByMothers.com

TAG A MAMA. SPREAD THE WORD.

Thank you!
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Original cover art by artist mom, Deb Heyrana @_heyrana
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#momlife #mamapreneur #momboss #authormom #empoweringwomen #mama #motherhoodrising #motherhood #expatmoms #mommylife #mumlife #empoweringmothers #grandmothers #millenialmoms #yogamom #bloggermom #momblogger #momssupportingmoms #mindfulmamas #motherhoodjourney #dads
#parents

I wrote #thegoodmother when Zane was a baby and pregnant with his little brother (there’s nothing like a few pregnancy hormones to get the emotion into your writing!) My sons are my biggest inspiration and both #thegoodmother and my new book, #thehome , have strong motherhood themes. But I’m also inspired by historical events, travel, and other cultures. I also ask a lot of What if...? questions to generate new book ideas. Coming up with unique ideas is often the hardest part of the novel writing process so feel free to share in the comments other tips for idea generation - I’d love to hear them!

Hey mama... I'm posting late again and I'm sorry for that.⌚
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I wanted to catch you before you went in to work. 🏢 .
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You know, that time in the car right after you pull into the parking lot and you sit for a couple minutes. 🚗 .
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Maybe you sit in quiet. Maybe you say a prayer or speak to the universe. 🌌
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Maybe you reflect on that not so great moment that happened this morning. 🏠
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Maybe you're waiting for that one announcement on thale morning talk show you listen to. 📻
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Maybe you are rocking out yo your favorite music because you can't do it with the kids in the car. 🎶🎵 .
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So...maybe I'm catching you on your break. Or while you're secretly scrolling during yet another meeting that should have been an email.😬🙄 .
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Whatever the case, I'm glad I caught you. I'm glad you stopped here for a second. 😍 .
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I want to tell you something. Today is a great day. Not because it's close to the weekend, but because you're here. You are an integral part of the universe and you are meant for great things. .
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No matter how shitty your day is...and trust me I know about shitty days...there is something great about today. Maybe your coffee was just right this morning. ☕ Maybe it was a beautiful sunrise.🌞 Maybe it'll be an amazing sunset.🌅 Maybe your kids will draw you an amazing picture that you can put in your office or maybe it'll be that extra long hug when you pick them up. 🤗
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Find the miracle in today...trust me...there is one 💓💓

She’s finally reached the age of dress ups. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! #authormom #shesprettycute #creativemamas #kidsrock #mycutie #mylittleprincess #annaandelsa #creativity #creativityatitsbest #lovemygirl #wishicouldsewlikethis

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Have you gotten your copy of Mama Maneuvers yet? .
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I'm asking because...well...I'm cheap and I hate to wasting money and I don't want you to waste your money either... .
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Right now Kindle $0.99 and paperback is $4.99.
Prices will be going up on Friday and I'm not sure when there will be a "sale" again. .
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Personally I hate it when I'm on the fence about buying something and then when I finally decide, the price goes up. And I want to save you that trouble. .
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So get your copy today! .
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Working moms will relate and if you aren't a working mom but you have one who is a huge part of your life, this might help you understand her a little better! .
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Mama Maneuvers: Balancing Work, Family & The Extras

Link in my bio!

Hey mama...good morning...🌞 .
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Have you ever done any of these things? Sometimes we feel good about it and than we start to feel guilty. .
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It's okay to do what you need to do, as long as you are being true to yourself and taking care of yourself. .
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I recently canceled on a baby shower I was invited to. I still gave a gift, but after writing the book, managing the launch team, managing the wellness group I created, having the launch party, and doing all the videos, I was wiped out. I knew I was running on empty and I needed time. .
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Because without that time I'm no good to anyone...you, my family, myself. .
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These are some of the things I'm going to address in Operation Working Mom... .
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Thoughts on anything else you would like to see in a program created for YOU?

NEW VIDEO TODAY!! If you’re wondering why I’ve created a YouTube channel about the #thehealingpowerpfcreativity you’ll find your answer in my latest video. You can find it by following the YouTube link on my website (link in bio). I hope it inspires you to be more creative more often!
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