I'm standing on the front steps late at night. The kids are asleep, but only just. It's been one of those days, weeks, heck I don't even know when I didn't feel like this. I'm numb. Numb from exhaustion, numb from thinking, numb from worrying and numb from judging. I feel like I want out, but my life is good - so why? I should be happy, but I don't know how to be.
Excerpt from Living with Grace
Becoming a mother is a life of contrasts – joy and frustration, acceptance and denial, trust and self doubt, boundless energy and utter exhaustion, gratitude and resentment, love and fear.
Living with Grace: A mum's guide to self discovery and reconnection amid the beautiful madness of parenting is your invitation to welcome and understand these contrasts in our parenting lives and to re-learn how to love ourselves, accept our emotions and appreciate ourselves for the incredible work we do as mothers… it is your invitation to live with grace in each and every day of your life.
Living with Grace is a practical and compassionate guidebook for all mothers who have a longing in their heart to let go of self judgement, guilt and self limiting beliefs and who wish to welcome acceptance, balance and peace into their lives.
Weaving together personal experiences with advice and soulful exercises, this book takes the reader on a journey of self discovery and connection that reveals how to love your life with Grace.
Rediscovery of your true self
Respect for yourself and the incredible role you fulfill each day
A new found appreciation for your miracle making body
Acceptance of the emotions associated with parenting
A deeper understanding of your emotions
Inspiration to chase your dreams
Knowledge that you are not alone on your journey
The ability to welcome and invite grace into your life
What do I hope Living with Grace will bring into your life?
After reading so many books on motherhood and parenting, I have finally found a book that tells it like it is. I recognised my own experience in this book and it felt so good to know I was not alone in moments of guilt, anger and despair. This is a book to keep coming back to.
Tears rolled down my cheeks as I read the preface of this book. There are laugh out loud moments, smiling and silent tears. Cathy shares her courageous and honest story throughout this book while living with grace. Thank you.
This is one of the most beautiful books on motherhood I have read. Part guide, part self help, part biography - this is a book for all mums. I especially love the journally prompts and advice imparted that makes you feel like you are not the only one feeling the way you are feeling.
Mama now it is your time to do something for you.
Life is too precious to sit back hoping things will change when the kids get through this stage, or go to school, or move out. As mothers we are so good at putting everyone before ourselves - don't worry I know all about it!
I know every mother deserves to feel heard, understood and appreciated... by others and ourselves. It's your time now to give yourself the love self care you need. When I published this book my only dream was that I could help a mother like you, and me, to overcome the emotional overwhelm of motherhood and be deeply happy again.
I would love to have you on this journey with me.