This week we are chatting with Kathy Stowell of Bliss Beyond Naptime.  Kathy lives in the sleepy mountain town of Nelson, British Columbia where she’s a triple latte-fueled mom to two kids, a 13 year old girl and a nine year old boy,  wife to a rock-climbing obsessed engineer and the special person to their blonde wiener dog named Angel. Kathy has been writing about creativity, self-care and simplicity over at Bliss Beyond Naptime since 2006 and is the founder of Mama Bliss Coaching School.

 

Listen as Kathy shares how she:

  • Is at the golden age of parenting (she thinks).
  • Honors who her children are emerging to be and their moods.
  • Waldorf schooling has shaped her parenting.
  • Adding FUN back into her life as her kids are getting older.
  • Dares herself to do something fun or scary each day.
  • Takes time for herself, gives her partner and children the same.
  • Releases guilt putting her needs first.
  • Recently had a family pet pass away and navigating that with her children.
  • Keeps things SIMPLE (hint, she has an acronym).
  • Journaling can help keep the anxiety and overwhelm to a minimum.

 

Quotables:

“Getting to know [my children] is a delicious little secret.” – Kathy Stowell

“I was so fun back in the day.” – Kathy Stowell

“Having all these coping tools in our belt, we need to show them [our children] how to use them, because life is going to just be one thing after another.” – Kathy Stowell

“S.A.F.E. – my acronym to keep things simple; S – school, A – activities, F – flow (routine), E – electronics.” – Kathy Stowell

“You want to do it all, but you can’t.  And, that can be frustrating.” – Kathy Stowell

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