Announcing new monthly calls from Stand Up, Mama!

bigstockphoto_mother_using_telephone_in_livi_41357249I’m very excited to announce the introduction of free monthly coaching calls from Stand Up, Mama!

My first call is on the topic of  “Hey, WE need playdates too!”

This free teleclass will take place on Thursday February 19th at 8.30pm EST (7.30pm CST/6.30pm MST/5.30pm PST) . 

Please email me at Sally@StandUpMama.com for the phone number and access code for the call and to receive a worksheet to accompany the call.

Are you a mother who (to quote Anna Quindlen) is “blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous …?”

 Are you stressed/exhausted/tired all the time/feeling “blah”?

Is your life  full – too full, it seems, with the demands of motherhood and life – and yet you’re running on empty.  You feel drained, stretched too thin and stress is your constant companion.

If so, please join me for our “Hey, WE need playdates too!” free conference call this Thursday February 19th at 8.30pm EST. 

As mothers, the harsh reality is that we have significantly less time to devote to ourselves than we did pre-motherhood.  Unless you have a live-in nanny and someone to cater to your every need (and, as far as I’m aware, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow aren’t yet readers of this blog!) the reality is that there is very little time just for you and what time there is has to be carved out by you.  This is the bad news.  The great news is that it means that there’s no longer any margin for mediocrity in your life.

Have you noticed the energy that your children have after a playdate.  You’d think they would be exhausted but they are full of energy and vitality.  It’s as if that connection with someone and that immersion in the things they love to do has energized them.  Would a little of that be helpful to you too?

Part of the problem facing today’s generation of mothers is that we are mothering our children in an unbelievably intensive way but another part of the equation is that there is a tendency to completely neglect our  need to play.  It sounds SO frivolous until you consider how vital play actually is to human beings.

In “The Joy Diet”, Martha Beck states:

“A playful mind-set allows you to master whatever is in front of you, to form symbiotic alliances and partnerships, to adapt successfully to any challenging situation, and above all, to find a sense of fun that makes the whole shebang intrinsically satisfying.”

I don’t know about you  but I want some of that.

The call will cover the following topics and issues:

– why it’s important for your child(ren) to see you enjoying friendships, interests and a life of your own!

– why it’s harmful for your children to see you putting aspects of your life and personality “on hold” as you mother them;

– how to find your “tribe” – the people you adore spending time with and who make you feel your very best self (and they don’t have to be fellow mothers);

– how to recall/figure out the things you love to do;

– how to get the support you need to do the things you love to do with the people you adore;

– how to bring your playful side to your mothering, relationships and work life and understand the advantages this will bring;

– we will learn exercises from Martha Beck’s “The Joy Diet – 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life” , Mira Kirshenbaum’s “The Emotional Energy Factor” and Dan Pink’s “A Whole New Mind”; and

– an assignment to help you plan your very first playdate!!

You will be able to mute yourself on the call in case you are interrupted by your child(ren). 

If you have any questions about our monthly calls, please don’t hesitate to contact me by e-mail at Sally@StandUpMama.com or by phone toll-free at (877) 628-0708.

Please e-mail me at Sally@StandUpMama.com before the call with any questions or concerns you have regarding parts of your life or your self you have put on hold since becoming a mother.

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