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Why Your Children Need You To Get Your Groove Back

Mia Redrick | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Mia Redrick

We all know that being a mother requires constantly adjusting to a new phase of womanhood. Many of us get stuck shifting gears through the transition...

Why Women Need Permission

Mia Redrick | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Mia Redrick

The most fulfilled women I know are the ones who have given themselves permission to be vulnerable enough to say they need support, and who have the clarity to ask for exactly what they need without seeking approval from anyone else.

The Real Mama Drama

Mia Redrick | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Motherhood is hard and rewarding. That is the truth. Enjoying the journey has everything to do with how you manage the obstacles that are in front of you and the systems that you put in place to support your life.

When Motherhood Swallows Your Identity, Do This

Mia Redrick | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Each of my three children have grown up with a mom who has insisted on the importance of her own self-care, but also in building a family culture that values being whole. It's our new normal for the children to see their parents loving themselves while also loving their family.

How to Find Your Purpose -- And Go For It

Mia Redrick | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Mia Redrick

Ask yourself, what do I you love? What do I enjoy? Sometimes we make identifying our purpose a science experiment, when it isn't. Recall what brings you joy in your life or in your work in some past experience. Start there.

How to Start Over Without Regret

Mia Redrick | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Mia Redrick

We've all had to start over in some area of our lives like our career, marriage, business, education, diet, etc. It is so easy to revel in the disbelief of the disappointment that we forget the power of pursuing what is next on the horizon if we keep moving.

Why Women Stay Stuck (And How to Get Unstuck)

Mia Redrick | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Mia Redrick

Nothing changes in our lives until we make a decision to move in a different direction. But how do we move when life paralyzes us by fear, anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed? What do we do to get unstuck? Here are eight reasons why we find ourselves "stuck" and how to get unstuck.

What Every Mother Needs To Teach Her Daughter About Being a Mom

Mia Redrick | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

My commitment to "me time" dates for the last 16 years has taught me to trust the choices I've made in my life and to be clear about what is most important. Spending that time was about doing something to enrich my life vs. just maintaining it.

Why Don't We Tell Women The Truth About Motherhood?

Mia Redrick | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

The truth about motherhood is that you have to design and create a working formula for your own life. Someone else's DNA isn't your story or your obstacle.

How To Survive Crisis Or Change As A Family

Mia Redrick | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

We made a decision as a couple that for us to thrive as a family we had to learn how to embrace change. We never complained to our children about daddy's dialysis treatments and schedule because we chose to embrace it.

Redefining Motherhood: Taking Care of the Me in Mommy

Mia Redrick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

If a woman tells others about a stressful day she's had at her workplace she will likely be given empathy and provided with solutions to solve her issues. The same doesn't seem to hold true in motherhood.

6 Ways to Ignite a Spark in Your Marriage

Mia Redrick | Posted 07.20.2014 | Weddings
Mia Redrick

The point is that keeping things exciting in your marriage means you have to commit to building a culture of commitment, connection and closeness. Dating your partner will give you both the opportunity to rebuild and rekindle that loving feeling.

The Reason Why You Aren't a Good Mother

Mia Redrick | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

I've been a mom for 15 years and I have a 9, 12 and 15-year-old. I can count on one hand the days that were balanced perfectly. No two days have been exactly the same in my life, ever. Imbalance is something that happens every day in motherhood.

Why I Gave Up on 'Doing It All' As a Mom

Mia Redrick | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

I plan strategically and communicate with my children so that we can set and manage realistic expectations. Yes, I want each of my children to have a rich life filled with friendships and fun, but I also want to make sure that my life mirrors those same values.

4 Ways To Help Your Daughter Cope With Mean Girls

Mia Redrick | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Moms can focus so much attention on consoling their daughters' pain that they feed their struggles instead of empowering their girls with the wisdom and truth of their own personal journey.

Why 'Me Time' Matters

Mia Redrick | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Mia Redrick

The journey of parenting is far from a straight line. In fact, it can be a daily dose of zig-zags as we learn what really matters and how to truly enjoy the journey. I have made time at least once a week for the last fourteen years to be alone with myself because I deserve and want it.

The 7 Truths About Motherhood

Mia Redrick | Posted 04.20.2013 | Parents
Mia Redrick

The word that keeps me grounded as I raise my three children.