life coaching for moms

Diana - posted on 11/02/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am trying to find out how likely moms are to work with a life coach around self care. What kind of considerations do you have? Time? (coaching is usually done over the phone) Understanding of how important self care is? (if you don't care for your self, who will care for your family when you are sick?) Knowledge of what coaching is? ( Support, energy, confidence, care, etc.) Cost? (there are lots of creative ways to work wiht coaches that are very affordable. )

I DO NOT WANT TO SELL YOU MY SERVICES> I am just looking to see if there is interest in general.

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Diana - posted on 05/01/2012

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HI Traci,
Yes, this was posted awhile ago so imagine my surprise when I checked my email and saw a current response to it. Thank you for taking the time to write a reply. I found your input very helpful and encouraging. And also glad you pointed out that coaching is not for the dysfunctional (that is what therapy is for) but for the truly functional and helping them to move forward. Parenting is so hard these days. Not that I think it was ever easy but I do believe there is so much more going on and so many more influences that it is difficult to keep one's focus and head above water. A life coach is partner to help you navigate the waters and keep things from being overwhelming. Good luck and enjoy those "twingles" (I LOVE that word!!) I did state I wasn't trying to sell my services in my original post but let me know if I can be of anymore help.

Diana - posted on 05/01/2012

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HI Traci,
Yes, this was posted awhile ago so imagine my surprise when I checked my email and saw a current response to it. Thank you for taking the time to write a reply. I found your input very helpful and encouraging. And also glad you pointed out that coaching is not for the dysfunctional (that is what therapy is for) but for the truly functional and helping them to move forward. Parenting is so hard these days. Not that I think it was ever easy but I do believe there is so much more going on and so many more influences that it is difficult to keep one's focus and head above water. A life coach is partner to help you navigate the waters and keep things from being overwhelming. Good luck and enjoy those "twingles" (I LOVE that word!!) I did state I wasn't trying to sell my services in my original post but let me know if I can be of anymore help.

Traci - posted on 05/01/2012

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I just realized how old this was....I did a search for Life Coach's for Stay at home Moms and this came up. Sorry if it's a bit late.

Traci - posted on 05/01/2012

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I'd be interested in something like this!! I come from an extremely supportive family/background, but as a stay at home mom of "Twingles" (Twins plus one) and as someone who fights depression and Adult ADD, I could use some support from a professional. I've worked with kids since I, myself was a kid. After School Day Care as well as Preschool from Infant/Toddler to PreK. So....I disagree with the post below that this kind of service could ONLY be needed for those she has stated. Help with managing my time so that I can fit ME in. Believing that I deserve that ME time. Managing my days....with Brownies, Cubs and Little League, Religious Ed Classes, PTA, etc. and One just going in to Kinder, there will always be packed days, but to someone with ADD, this is overwhelming. I am on Medication for both Depression and ADD and it is being managed, but a Life Coach to help you break through the confusion and take one step at a time and make time to do that thing for yourself.....Priceless.

Diana - posted on 11/02/2010

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Hi Erica, You have some good insight. And kudos to you for knowing the importance of and making time for yourself each month. And having the support system is wonderful; that is so key to being a great mom. Since you asked, my personal experience includes being a stay home mom for 14 years with my two children. On many many many occassions my own self care was really lacking. Since then I have learned the value of self care and how important it is. I am a certified professional coach having almost 400 hours of training. I have chosen to focus my practice on helping moms include themselves in the equation of daily life because for many moms they don't have the support system (for instance your sister-in-law) or even the faintest clue on how to take care of themselves. I am in NO WAY telling someone how to run their lives. Just helping them find their own answers for what works for them. Thanks for you reply. Every answer helps me learn what people are looking for. Cheers!

Erica - posted on 11/02/2010

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I think it would be good for someone who doesn't come from a functional family (you know where there is love and hugs regardless of if it's your step or birth parents) Or some one who was an only child and had ver few chances to be around children, like babysitting.



Me, I wouldn't look for your services because 1. I have a huge support system and always have time for my self every month (1 night) 2. I am the 5th olderest of 25 cousins that we are very close to and I've babysat since I was 9. So walking into motherhood wasn't as scary for me as it was for my sister - in - law who was an only child with no cousins and her mom lives 2 states away and our mother in law is 2 hour drive.



Cost would be a huge issue. If it's like therapy ($200/hour) there probably won't be much of a market for it out ther. But what are your ceditials? What makes you qualified to coach other's on how to run their lives? What education or experiances have you had?

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