What You Don't Expect to Learn Through Motherhood with Missy Rae
Missy Rae is a mama of 5 awesome humans who range from 23 to 2.
She was a “crunchy mom” before it was trendy.
All 5 of her children were born at home, cloth diapered, worn on her body, and co-slept. She is passionate about healthy living and helping other moms find balance in all areas of their lives.
Missy is a blogger and co-creator of Beyond The Red Tent: A sacred virtual women’s circle for mind, body & spirit empowerment and education for every stage of womanhood.
Missy lives in Southern Oregon with her husband Joe and their two youngest children.
The Unspoken Topic
- This is a personal development course cleverly disguised as motherhood.
What We Cover
- What types of lessons you will learn in the motherhood journey.
- What the best form of self-care can be for you.
- How to help your child through big feelings.
- The one thing women are craving more and more of.
Take a Listen >>
- Surrounding yourself with like-minded women is really important for your mental health.
- There is so much pressure to raise these savant children in today’s society. Let your kids be kids.
- Motherhood is realizing you need to be ready to be triggered and have all of your buttons pushed.
- Having a child doesn’t mean that someone is going to unconditionally love you, it means that you will need to dig deep to find unconditional love for a child that will trigger you beyond belief.
- Put yourself in your child’s perspective when they are having big feelings so you can understand where they are coming from. It will be easier for you to help navigate them through it once you see it from their perspective.
- To little kids, something that seems like is not a big deal, can be a huge deal for them.
- Women want more spiritual and personal growth.
- Women want a sisterhood again.
What to Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed
- Start with 5 minutes.
- Sit quietly and take long deep breaths.
- Think about why you wanted to have kids in the first place.
- That will hopefully bring you back to a place of gratitude and purpose.
How to Connect With Yourself Spiritually
- Set aside at least 10 minutes for yourself.
- In the morning before your kids get up, read a spiritual book. Brene Brown books are a good place to start.
- Get out in nature more. Collect acorns with your kids.
- Remember to breathe. Breathing can be so healing.
- Take 10 long, conscious breaths throughout the day. Especially when you feel emotions coming up.
Hardest Decision To Make as a Mom
- Releasing her children to their lives and letting go of the expectations and aspirations she had for them. Trusting that they know what is best for them and watching them grow into themselves, regardless if she sees their decisions as mistakes.
A-Ha Moment About Parenting
- When her teenage daughter told her that she is the type of person that needed to try anything (drugs in this case), Missy realized that she had to allow her daughter to be herself.
Most Excited About
- Beyond The Red Tent. Fostering that Facebook Group community and filling a need that is very much there.
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Mama Has a Minute
- Favorite form of self-care: Good food.
- Best parenting advice ever received: Let them be their own person.
- Share your favorite parenting hack: Give them two things to choose from with an outcome you are OK with . This will empower them within boundaries.
- Recommend one product your children cannot live without: Boob!
- Share your favorite book and why: The Continuum Concept because it takes us back to our intuition and helps us better understand what is best for our child.
- Mama to Mama words of wisdom: Don’t be too hard on yourself. When you mess up with your kids, be sure to apologize.