Hi, I'm Cyndi.
Welcome to Loud Motherhood!
I created this blog to give moms real tools for de-stressing, staying balanced, and finding peace (despite all the noise of Motherhood).
I'm an artist, musician, and mother of two young boys. So I know what it feels like to be drowning in the chaos. But I also know how to get out of it. And I want to share that with you.
In order to be better moms -- and honestly, better HUMANS -- we have to give attention to our own minds, bodies, and spirits. We have to integrate this idea of self-care into our daily lives. Into how we live. Into how we think. Into how we feel.
Self-care is more than just a spa day.
My goal is to help you:
- Develop techniques to shift your mindset, find a sense of peace, and appreciate more of what life has to offer, even in the midst of chaos
- Find inspiration on a regular basis to stay tuned in to your own sense of identity as an individual and follow your dreams with confidence
- Take control of your time, building routines and daily practices that help you avoid stress and burnout
- Redefine self-care and integrate it into your daily life so that you can be more engaged with your family, more connected to your personal goals, and more equipped to handle challenges
Me & My Tale of Woe
Tired mom making tub-sized cup of coffee.
One-handed of course, because: baby.
Tantrums. Potty accidents. Spit-up baths. Rebellion.
And it's not even 8 AM yet.
... Wait, my story isn't unique?!
Nah, I think you know exactly what I'm talking about.
I felt like I was drowning. Before I had kids, I had adventures, I browsed bookstores at a leisurely pace, I brushed my hair.
The first year of our 2nd son’s life was the hardest I’d ever experienced. It was *just* starting to feel easier with our first son and — BAM! — we had the 2nd, and the challenges seemed to multiply exponentially. I was emotionally drained and energetically exhausted.
I had to make a change or I was going to explode.
It was LOUD in my head. It was LOUD in my house. I felt off-balance, all the time.
Around this time, my husband (also a musician) started facilitating sound healing sessions, incorporating hand pans, drums, and Native flutes. We produced a day-long Summit of sound healing and personal growth speakers, and I started to emerge from my tired cocoon.
I went to a retreat for women that renewed and empowered me. I started to learn painting. The more I focused on my own wellbeing, the more patient and engaged I became with my kids.
Through trial and error, I developed strategies to make the most of my time, taking ownership and ditching excuses. And life got better.
I'm sharing these tools and techniques with you, mama, because in order to continue to give our kids and our partners the love and attention they all deserve -- with the highest quality they deserve -- we have to give a little to ourselves.
It's not just about getting by.
It's about getting the most out of life and giving the best we have to give.
If that sounds good to you, let's get started! I've got some resources for you below.