Wednesday, May 14, 2014

So, apparently I'm a person (AND A GIVEWAWAY! DUDE!)

So, you guys know I'm a Power of Moms groupie, right?

I was skimming through their programs and classes, and I saw one that spoke to me, right to my very soul, to the part of me that has been struggling and lost lately.

It was called, wait for it

Mommy is a Person


So I emailed them and asked if they would be willing to give me a copy of the training to review and one to give away to my LOVELY AND MORE THAN DESERVING READERS WHO ARE ALL ALSO PEOPLE.  And they said yes.

(Guys?  I've never done that before.  Asked for something.  Could everyone pat me on the back please?  Thanks.)

This training is amazing. It was based on this article, which you must go read.  And while you're at it, listen to this podcast.  You will not regret it.  For a single second.

Wait, did I just send my whole audience away?  Oops.  Okay, I'll wait.


So, let's talk about this training.  The training consists of a series of videos on a number of different aspects of viewing yourself as a person, such as the motherhood bill of rights, how to get more quiet time for yourself, how to cherish the moments.  After each video, you are invited to stop and write down what actions you can take in the next week or so.

The videos were the kind of talk about motherhood that makes me exhale.  That builds mothers up.  That admits that we're not perfect and that's fantastic.  And it gives practical tips for how to start to assert your personhood in day to day life.

Maybe my favorite part of the program though, is that it includes a lifetime subscription to the Bloom Game.  The Bloom Game prompts you to set weekly goals in the areas of "for me," "for my family," and "beyond" and then check in when you've completed them.  Every three months, it prompts you to take a self assessment to see if you are meeting all of your own needs.

It's exactly what I need.

So, here's the part where I give you something.  I have a copy of the training to give away!  To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what you need more of in your life to feel like a person.

(And even if you don't win and don't decide to buy this training, you should really register at Power of Moms.  They have so much free content, and the welcome member package includes even more!)

(Have you entered yet?  What on earth are you waiting for?)

Giveaway will close Monday at 10 am.


  1. Oh me!! Pick me! I totally trust your advice and know that if a program speaks to you like this, that it will speak volumes to me as well!

  2. I need my patience and peace. It's been crazy in my head for way too long.

    Thank you for the contest.

  3. I need to stop multitasking and be more deliberate to feel more like a person.

  4. Me, please. I think I need this, fo' sho'.

  5. I have no idea what I need. And as I wrote that, my eyes welled up. Maybe I do need this, even though my insides are screaming "You don't have time for it! You don't have time to try to be a person!" :(

    But like Rach said, anything that speaks to you is likely to hit me in the gut as well (in a good way). Thanks for introducing Power of Moms to me. I'm going to listen to the podcast today.

  6. I need to follow a routine to feel like a person. It may seem counter-intuitive, but when I just do whatever all day, with no plan, I focus too much on what Mom or Wife or Friend was supposed to do and never on what *I* did.