Today’s show, Episode 12, is a particularly special one for us because we have the incredible honor of speaking with one of our favorite authors, Katrina Kenison.

Katrina is the mother of two young men, has been writing about motherhood for 20 years, has published 4 books about motherhood and continues to write about her life journey on her blog.

We especially love that Katrina is authentic, honest, vulnerable, and shares her real life in such a beautiful way. Her words have the power to make you feel as if you’re living her life right beside her.

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In this episode, we specifically talk with Katrina about her experiences writing about her life as a mother (and what her family really thinks about it), She shares her tips for writing a memoir of your own, how the ordinary moments are truly the greatest gifts, her self-care practices, what we as mothers can do moving forward during this tender time after our recent election and so much more.

Katrina has incredible insights and mindful approaches to parenting; including why praising our children may not always be the best way and how we can be more conscious of the language we use with them.

Katrina provides a beautiful example of being a mindful mama by making the decision to choose love over fear and reads a powerful excerpt from her new book, Moments of Seeing.

Katrina has been kind enough to offer to answer your questions inside the Mindful Mama Movement Facebook Group so join us there and don’t miss this incredible opportunity to connect with her.

ENJOY THE SHOW!

To learn more about Katrina, visit her website. 

Click here to purchase her latest book, Moments of Seeing: Reflections from an Ordinary Life.

To check out her previous books, click here. 

Katrina Kenison Quotes from the show:

“I began to write partly out of an exploration for myself.”

“You want life to just be as it is and change is really the thing that we can be certain of. So, we have to learn to ride those waves of change.”

“What our kids need most is to be seen rather than praised and I think there’s a real important distinction to be made there.”

“I think it’s so easy for us to fall into a pattern of praising our children and I don’t actually think that does them any good.”

“If I had it to do over again myself, I think I would be even more conscious of the language that I used with my children.”

“I do believe that every child has a whole different curriculum for us.”

“When it’s over it’s really, really over. Which, I guess, is why I just encourage mothers at every age to just stay awake. Pay attention. Be aware of how fleeting it all is.”

“When the world feels like it’s in chaos, we can still have our own inner peace and remain calm in the midst of this sea of unrest.”

Thank you, Katrina, for your courage, kindness and wisdom.

And thank you mamas, for being part of our community.  Help us grow our movement by subscribing to our show in iTunes HERE and leaving us a review.

We appreciate you deeply.

With love,

Shannon & Ashley