To say the season of motherhood is tough would be the understatement of the century.
I’ve heard it discussed lately that women today have unreasonable expectations about what motherhood is supposed to be like and that’s why we all feel like we are constantly grumpy, drowning and miserable. But I think the bigger issue is that we are trying to doing something in a culture that doesn’t support our vocation – living a phase of life on our own that traditionally throughout the world has not been done without community support. We’re trying to do too much, go too fast and live up to the unreasonable expectations and pressures we feel our culture is putting on us.
Entertain guests within hours of giving birth – Get your own groceries within days – Continue to manage your household, clean the dishes, cook the meals and care for all your older children while still sore and exhausted from birth – Figure out breastfeeding on your own – Get back to your pre-baby body within months… the list goes on and on.
How can we be expected to nourish the mind, body and soul of our children when we aren’t even given the time, space and help to do so for ourselves after the monumental life shift that is bringing a child into the world?
And it continues. Maintain a spotless home, cook well-rounded whole food meals all day long, run all the errands, pay all the bills, be the perfect spouse and mother, attend play dates, make sure your kids get lots of outdoor time and free play time and structured play time and no TV time.
This pattern of a complete lack of a support system for women and mothers continues. The pressure mounts. Our sanity crumbles.
Dear Overwhelmed Mama, you are not alone.
Whether you are struggling through a tough first pregnancy, learning to juggle 2 under 2, trying to find the time to take your older children everywhere while also caring for a newborn, or navigating the tricky waters of parenting adolescent children, we are all in this together.
We, your fellow moms, see you.
We see you try to calm your screaming toddler in the grocery store, weighing the pros and cons of abandoning your cart to leave even though you really need groceries. We see you trying not to look self-conscious as you sit down to nurse your baby in public. We see you look longingly at the newly engaged couple madly in love, or the family with the magically well-behaved children, or the mother of the newborn who already fits in her skinny jeans and has a full face of makeup on. We see you as you pull out your phone to calculate the groceries in the cart, weighing if you can afford to buy both grapes and wipes this week. We see you hoping no one can see you massive postpartum pad as you make your first post-birth appearance (hint: no one can).
We see you and we love you.
And we’re here to help.
I stumbled upon Ultimate Bundles at a time where my life was in major transition. I was trying to get my growing family started on a path toward better health and maximized happiness. But I had no clue where to start. I bought the Ultimate Healthy Living bundle several years ago and within it I found a community of women cut from the same cloth – all just sharing what they know, what they’ve learned through trial and error, tears and successes – women trying to help other women – moms lifting up other moms.
Within the ebooks and resources I found not a hint of judging or condescension. It was such a breath of relief. I had a starting point.
Over the few years since, I’ve purchased a couple other bundles and now love them so much I want to share them with you, my amazing community of like-minded women, just trying to help our families improve health, happiness and faith using manageable baby steps.
So I present the Parenting Super Bundle!
So what is the Parenting Super Bundle?
It’s a bundle of resources carefully selected around the goal of helping parents with all the different aspects of this busy season. It covers a wide variety of topics, from parenting tips to homeschooling guides, school year organizers, recipes, project ideas and more. There are even resources for families with toddlers who aren’t quite ready for the season of back-to-school yet.
I’m especially excited about the amazing parenting and motherhood tools that are included in this bundle – it’s seriously a community in a zip file.
Here’s just a sampling of amazing parenting ebooks to check out:
- A Realistic Action Plan for the Weary Mom: 15 Days of Hope From The Intentional Mom by Jennifer Roskamp (value: $7.99)
- If Only They’d Told Me: All The Things You Wish You’d Been Told About Pregnancy, Parenting & Relationships by Natalie Cutler-Welsh (value $6.00)
- Simple Ways to Parent without Anger by Adina Soclof (value: $7.97)
- The Stop Yelling Handbook by Amanda Rueter ($7.99)
Just those four eBooks on parenting equal the cost of the bundle. It’s seriously that great of a deal because there are another 31 eBooks included, plus 10 eCourses, 2 audios, 23 printables, 9 workbooks and 1 membership site that are essentially free if you only read the four eBooks mentioned above (which you won’t, because trust me, there are so many amazing resources in this bundle you’ll read way more than four). That’s not even counting the four free bonuses (which are pretty awesome – a free month of Musik at Home and Bookroo?! Free natural bug repellent and lotion bars kit?! ummm yes please!
And to top it all off, there is a full money-back happiness guarantee so if you end up hating all 35 eBooks (which is basically impossible!) you can get your money back.