2019 Success Planning Sessions

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I absolutely LOVE this time of year.

Look beyond the holidays and the parties just for a second.

Right outside of the celebrations and busy time there is this amazing period where we naturally seem to reflect and look forward to the impending new year with hope and determination.


And I just love that.


I love looking back on my own year to celebrate what went well and to think about what didn’t. I think about what I have to try again and what to let go of. I think about how to grow and what realistic goals I want to set.

After that, the real work begins: working backwards, scheduling the time, creating a plan I can stick with, and finding the accountability.


This is where most of the moms I work with say they struggle.


Yes, we want to the amazing results but laying out the plan can be tricky.

Not only is it hard to find the time, it can feel overwhelming. Many of us tend to create plans that are too big for our daily schedule. Following through becomes a problem and before you know it you are doubting yourself or even giving up before you really even begin.

If you want to make this really work, ask yourself things like…

Am I being realistic?

What do I schedule first?

Could I go about this a different way?

How will I balance everything?

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AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ALL OF THIS ALONE.

Most of my clients agree that the biggest help to their personal goals is having someone with experience and insight just HELP them figure out how to begin.

I get it because the same was true for me.

And that is why I am so excited about the 2019 Success Planning Sessions!


The 2019 Success Planning Session is a specialized coaching session designed for busy moms to do several things:

  • Identify THE success YOU ARE WORKING FOR this coming year.

  • Break down your goals into long and short term benchmarks and tasks.

  • Create a plan for success that is manageable and realistic.

  • Set up accountability and check-ins in order to monitor your progress.

  • Find the motivation and inspiration to rock each one of your goals in 2019!


The 2019 Success Planning Session is a 50-minute coaching call

with an email follow up.

2019 Success Planning Session are LIMITED so don’t wait to schedule yours.


The new year is an electric time of the year and

I LOVE to be a part of your success!

Save over 50%! Your session is only $29.99

These sessions are limited.

Get your discounted 2019 Success Planning Session today!


It should be the first thing you add to your new planner!



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Gifts to Give Kids Other Than STUFF!

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Tis the season of love, joy, good will, and GIFTS.

You would be hard-pressed to find references to this holiday season that didn’t overwhelm you with the gift ideas at every turn.

But what to do when as the parent you could just do without more STUFF? Whether you are trying to reduce clutter, your carbon footprint, or just for practical reasons, like you don’t want to give a kid a gift they will grow tired of in a week, there are lots of reasons to give kids gifts other than more stuff.

But where do you begin?

I got you covered…

  1. Kid Cooking Classes. How cool would it be to give your kids the experience of of chopping, mixing, and seasoning all without the cleanup? Kids looooove to cook and the experience will be one they won’t forget. If you are here in the great state of New Jersey like I am, this link might help you locate a kids cooking class near you. If not, a quick google search should do the trick!

     

  2. Movie Tickets. Any parent knows that taking the family to the movies can be a costly event. Between tickets and snacks, prices add up. So how about making the movies on you? Holiday breaks are the perfect opportunity to put those gifted movie tickets to good use. AMC, Regal, and other theaters all have gift cards available. (Hint, look for special holiday promotions that are sometimes available.)

     

    3. Classes.  Dance, Art, music, photography, riding, gymnastics, fencing,... the list goes on. There are so many amazing classes available to children, you only have to look. As the gift giver, don’t put too much pressure on yourself, you don’t have to find their next true passion, just something cool to have a try at. 

    4. Museum Passes. Even if it is a short train ride away, pick a really neat museum that will peak your child’s interest. Maybe even choose a museum your gift recipient might not visit with your encouragement. Giving the gift of a museum pass is such a cool opportunity to open brand new worlds for your child. 

     

    5. Time. With a handmade coupon or grand certificate you can grant your gift recipient quality time. You can spend your time anyway you choose: go out to eat, take a hike, try rock climbing, or leave it up to the kiddo in your life. The most important thing here is spending time with a very important person in your life. 

     

     And if you absolutely insist on wrapping a little something to go along with your thoughtful gift, a book will always do! Here are some of your favorites and one really adorable coupon book I had to include….

Our list of gifts to give other than STUFF is just the beginning! You can totally tell that you CAN give an awesome gift without adding to the anyone’s collection of, well, “stuff”.

But you know what?

I bet you have some pretty neat ideas for non-“stuff”- type gifts, too. Share your ideas below in the comments or in our free mom community on Facebook, The Real Moms Collaborative.

Together we can grow this list!

And hey! Let’s talk soon. xo


Hey, I’m Michelle. I am a busy mom of 3, a certified holistic health coach and owner of Real Moms, Real Health.  I studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and I am  Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. In addition to giving workshops and lectures, I work with busy moms to find a healthy weight, have more energy and inspire health in their household. I have simple strategies that any mom can use to make healthy living EASY. Learn more about my programs by checking out my website.  And don't forget to follow me on FACEBOOKTWITTER and INSTAGRAM.

Thanks for being a part of this community!

In This Moment of Motherhood

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I am just going to slow down

I will relax my face, my heavy shoulders, my loving arms,

I will let the weight of everything flow downward as I relax my legs all the way down to my very toes.

I will breathe in this moment of motherhood.


I might feel stress, anger, joy, or weariness,

But it doesn’t matter.

I accept that whatever I am feeling will pass.

However before any of this has a chance to flutter away as it inevitably will,

I want to be present in this moment of motherhood.


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I will take this chance to look at my child,

To notice the shape of her face, the color of her eyes, the curl in her lashes.

I will notice the sounds she makes: the laughs, the chatter;

I will notice her movements: her hair falling to the side, the curve in the corner of her mouth, the rise in her chest as she breathes.

I will notice it all.

I know in a flash this will pass but until then I am all about this moment right here.


Hey Momma,

Use this mantra to help you break free from the daily hustle so that you can breathe, find your center (even just for a moment), and take a snapshot of this very precious moment.

We easily let these little moments slip between our fingers as we struggle to meet the many needs of the day. Use this reminder anytime to give yourself a chance to slow down and take it all in.

xo


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I am Michelle. I am a busy mom of 3, a certified holistic health coach and owner of Real Moms, Real Health.  I studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and I am  Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. In addition to giving workshops and lectures, I work with busy moms to find a healthy weight, have more energy and inspire health in their household. I have simple strategies that any mom can use to make healthy living EASY. Learn more about my programs by checking out my website.  And don't forget to follow me on FACEBOOKTWITTER and INSTAGRAM.

Thanks for being a part of this community!