Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Bliss Beyond Naptime. In Kathy's words:
"In Simplicity Parenting ~ The Filtering Module we'll explore not only our intuitive impulse to shield our small kids from the excesses of adult-oriented media, conversation and screen time until a more appropriate age but also the effects of media on our specific parenting styles. This four week online workshop begins May 1st and includes three emails a week containing instructional videos, worksheets, interviews with guest experts plus two group calls to guide you through your own family values and ideals around this prevalent and complicated issue.
Besides being a Simplicity Parenting Leader I'm also a certified Kaizen Muse Creativity Coach. I deliver these combined skills to coach mamas through overwhelm and chaos to simplicity and bliss. I'm a Mama Bliss Coach!
SouleMama: What does a typical day at work look like for you?
Kathy: I wake up to the sound of our rooster, Gilgamesh, crowing around
5:30 giving me an hour or two to work on my coaching practice, blog
musings or current ecourse while I down my early morning latte. I
milk our cow, Miss Daisy, at 8:00 while my husband gets the kids
dressed and my daughter ready for school. My four year old son stays
home with me but a grandma-figure sitter comes over Mondays and
Wednesday mornings so I can devote more hours to this Bliss Beyond
Naptime calling of mine. I also work all day Saturday while my
husband takes my kids on border-line x-treme sport type adventures
I'd rather not know about.
But on a typical day, I'll garden, run errands or take my son to the park until it's time to pick up my daughter from school at 3:30. When we return home the kids play 'neighbors' in the yard while I cook dinner which lands on the table around five-ish. From there the bedtime wagon starts rolling down hill while I trot after it with a glass of wine in hand. After I put the cows to bed I read my daughter a chapter or two from her current bedtime book with our miniature dachshund on my lap then say good night to these amazing, sweet, imaginative kiddos at eight o'clock. My husband and I then get to hang out together on the coach reading, braiding each others hair or watching videos on the laptop. If there is a pressing deadline I'll work for a bit before this sacred time but my brain usually usually turns to mush around 9:00!
This opened the door to noticing how by inviting simplicity principles into our home life allowed for predictability and deep imaginative play to emerge which offers me the space to slip into my passions as my kids played contentedly alongside me. I decided to become a certified Simplicity Parenting leader. Then a couple of years ago after I returned from a yoga retreat I went on with the intention to encourage my son's self-weaning project, I got the epiphany that my bliss quota was maxing out an all time high and I deeply wanted to help other mamas experience this soul replenishment on a daily level. That's when I decided to become certified as a creativity coach to offer the tools and skills to help Mamas work through resistance, self-sabotage, feelings of overwhelm and to take the small steps toward their unique vision of a blissful home life and life calling.
Knitting and sewing are two big loves of the crafty side of my brain and my weekly knit group offers me the opportunity to see my amazing best friends and let it all hang out. To incorporate movement to my day I either ride my cruiser bike to pick up groceries or hit the x-country ski trail at lunchtime (weather permitting). I'm also currently taking a hip-hop/fusion dance class on Wednesday nights (we're performing in Nelson next month ~ come check us out!). And believe it or not milking Daisy in the morning sun, listening to podcasts and audio books and then transforming this sweet nectar into cheese, butter and lattes elevates my bliss to a whole other level!
For today's giveaway, Bliss Beyond Naptime is generously offering the following gift to THREE winners:
~ A spot in the Simplicity Parenting - Filtering Module which starts on May 1st!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person,
please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8 am EST on Sunday, and
announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are:
I love this. Her life does sound blissful. Thanks!
Posted by: paganmama
I am welling up thinking about how much I need this right now.
Posted by: Tracy
I have been learning about the simplicity parenting philosophy of Kim John Payne. Please include me in the drawing for this - it would be a wonderful opportunity. Thank you!
Posted by: Rebecca Joy (Stuart) Waddle
Thank you, Bliss Beyond Naptime!