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.
“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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