About Bold and Daring Mom
I wanted to create a place where women could come to feel heard and understood, a place to have serious, intellectual interactions. A place to unravel the overwhelm in our lives, so we can move forward toward the more meaningful and fulfilling life we want.
I don’t know about you, but constantly feeling stressed and overwhelmed has left me drained and too tired to enjoy life fully. So in true Hermione style, I came up with a plan. I am on a mission to boldly minimize overwhelm and take control of my life in order to create a more fulfilling life.
As I go along, I will share what I discover along the way. The lessons I learn and the practical applications that work and don’t work. I’ll do the hard work of sorting through the information and various methods of getting organized and share them with you. I will strive to find a more contented and meaningful life and share the secrets I discover. I invite you to join me on this journey as we dare, connect, and organize life.
Let’s dare to live the life we want, rather than the life we feel pressured that we should live. We will make everyday choices that support who we are and dare to be different.
Let’s bring connection and meaning back into our lives. Let’s explore the ways we can spark moments of connection with ourselves, our loved ones, our spirituality, and nature.
Let’s target the areas of our lives that are the most overwhelming and find practical solutions that allow us to have more time to focus on what really matters.
What you will find here:
- A place to feed your mind with thought provoking ideas and perspectives
- Habits and practices that dare you to live life more fully
- Ways to explore and forge deeper connections
- Practical solutions to minimize overwhelm in your life
- Ways to run a household in an easier and more organized way, so you can do more of what you love.
- A fellowship of women to walk with you on this journey to bring more meaning to your life
- I am a tried and true introvert. (I am literally wrapped in a blanket with a cup of hot tea in my hand as I type this, not that extroverts can’t enjoy hot beverages and warm blankets, too.)
- I love deep conversations about the big stuff. Like connection, motherhood, and courage.
- I enjoy reading and finding books that hold the power to transform lives. I am game for almost any book.
- Long hikes in the woods make me feel connected to nature, the universe, and my spiritual side. I seek nature to figure out problems, to find inspiration, or feel a sense of peace.
- I met my husband while I was in high school, and we got married while I was still finishing college.
- We tried to live the life we wanted to live and ended up living outside of the mainstream. And the truth is that we like it out here. Different is good.
- We completely changed how we handled our finances which allowed me to quit my full-time job to be a stay at home mom. We became debt free (except for our home). We even sold our bigger home and downsized so that I could be a stay at home mom.
- We lost our first baby when I was only 8 weeks pregnant with her. We went on bravely to have two more children. I do consider our first child our baby angel, and my two living children our rainbows. Not that our baby angel was a storm, but my husband and I had to walk through the storm of grief and fear following losing her to hold our rainbows.
- I’ve explored both darkness and light. I’ve known depression and great fear. I’ve leaned into hard feelings and continue to learn how to sit with my emotions.
- I am a deep thinker with a caring heart who sometimes struggles to show my depths to the world.
- I don’t consider myself an expert on anything, but always a student continuously learning.
- I am uniquely me. And I love that.
Why Bold and Daring?
When I was I in college, I worked in a lab in a basement with no windows. (Not how you thought that sentence would end, huh?) The majority of my time, and my fellow coworkers’ time, was spent looking through a microscope counting and identifying tiny organisms.
Taped next to one of the microscopes was a red and white slip of paper from a fortune cookie, no doubt from one of the frequent trips the lab staff liked to take to the nearby Chinese restaurant. This fortune read, “Your life is a bold and daring adventure.” Every time I read that fortune I laughed to myself. The irony of my life being a bold and daring adventure while I worked away in a basement lab with my eyes glued to a microscope was not lost on me, and obviously it was not lost on the person who taped it there either.
(Side note: I actually loved that job. It helped me pay my way through college. I also had moments in my “adult jobs” where I wished I could go back to wearing headphones at that stress free job. Did I mention I’m an introvert?)
Years later I realize that that fortune was right. My life is a bold and daring adventure. A bold and daring life is one made of great feats of courage, and often the most daring feats take place in choices made in everyday life.