“It soon hit me that all of the best parenting classes in the world are not going to work if you – the mother – are feeling stressed out, unsupported, overwhelmed or aren’t taking care of yourself properly. When some parts of your life are not running smoothly, it has a knock on effect on everything else.”
In Episode 36, I talk with Kelly Pietrangeli, founder and “Mama Motivator” of the Project Me for Busy Mothers website and author of the brand new book by the same name. We talked about so many things, including how important it is for mom’s to take care of ourselves.
Kelly created the Project Me Life Wheel as a tool to help herself – and now other moms – regularly assess and work on different areas of life, tackling one issue at a time rather than overwhelming ourselves with all the issues at once.
This episode is a great reminder that by taking care of ourselves, we become much better parents!
Here’s the review I wrote for Amazon about Project Me for Busy Mothers:
I’ve been a fan of Kelly Pietrangeli’s website and weekly email newsletter for several years. She call herself the “Mama Motivator,” and that is an accurate description. Her colorful book, Project Me for Busy Mothers, offers simple, actionable strategies for moms to address and improve one area of life at a time. Plus, it makes your day more cheerful just seeing the book in front of you! Ranging from health to relationships to productivity and much more, Kelly offers excellent strategies for taking on our most important project – ourselves! Reading Kelly’s book is like a personal strategic planning session. By sharing her own story, and helping us focus on just one area at a time, Kelly makes Project Me a fun, do-able project for busy moms! If you’re in the throes of child-rearing – or getting ready to figure out what to do with an empty nest – pick up Project Me and start some life planning.