Musings of a Centered Mama

All fired up

Ever wonder what's at the heart of a project? What gets someone so fired up that they bust through the mental noise and perfectionism and ALL THE FEAR and simply get on with DOING that thing that fires them up so much?  If you’re reading this post I’m going to assume...

Real life vs fantasy families

Remember before you became a mama, how you envisioned life with your kids? Maybe you predicted amazing family bonding moments, happy playtimes, collaboration and cooperation between your kids. Sure, they might have the occasional good-natured argument, but their love...

What if it was OK?

Every time she shrugs her shoulders and says those two magic letters, my mind monkeys (my inner critic committee) go APE. Like: whip-out-your-cameras-and-film-the-wildlife-having-an-all-night-rave kind of APE. It can’t possibly be that easy. I can’t really let myself...

A big, bold step

Fresh from the universe of podcasting, here's something to get your earbuds humming. Grab a cup of something warm and snuggle in to listen to the first ever podcast talking about The Centered Mama Project's B-I-G mission to ensure no mama is left behind, and why...

What if you could?

It was cold. It was early. If you’d asked me twelve months ago if I thought I could do this, I would have laughed. NO. WAY. As we walked, our breath froze in the air before us. (Did I mention it was cold?) Yet there I was striding along all geared up, trusty pup and...

The beauty of cracking open

She looked up from the page, blinking away unexpected tears. There it was. The moment. The cracking open. Naomi* had just caught a glimpse of herself and it took her breath away. You see, Naomi pours her soul into raising her twins. She does everything to keep her...

What you do (or don’t) matters

We’ve all heard it a million times: put on your oxygen mask first before helping others. Blah, blah, blah. Right? Well, hang on...  We keep hearing it because it’s TRUE. This morning I was reminded of why. Last night I went out. On a school night. To a...