Our Mindful Mamas series spotlights other amazing mindful mamas from all over! The interviews focus on mindfulness and self-care and what it means and looks like for each mama. The goal of this series is to showcase the different ways we mamas get our self-care and mindfulness in and show how it can look/feel/be different for everyone, as well as the creative tips we mamas use to fit it in! We hope this series educates, informs and inspires you on self-care and to take some time for yourself, mama!
Meet Tiffany Spadola
I'm excited to introduce you to our next mama - Tiffany! Tiffany is a mom of one 3-year old and lives in Los Angeles like me (El Segundo). I met Tiffany through Instagram, as she won a local giveaway I held earlier this year. Then we connected IRL (which is my favorite part about social media - the offline connections it fosters!) and we've been in touch since! Read on for my interview with Tiffany.
Motherhood can be overwhelming! How do you center yourself when you’re feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed?
When I am feeling overwhelmed, my go-to strategy is using a lavender essential oil roller ball on my wrists to help ground me in the moment.
What is a tip you have for a mom interested in self-care but unsure how to start, or she feels overwhelmed with the idea of fitting it in?
I would start small and build from there. Decide on small changes, such as making sure to eat a health lunch at 12 pm, or scheduling that doctor’s appointment. Don’t feel guilty for taking time for yourself on bigger things, such as yoga classes, or massages. You deserve it, so schedule it and don’t look back.
What's a mama mantra you live by?
This too shall pass.
Thank you, Tiffany, for sharing your thoughts! To connect with Tiffany, follow her Instagram, where she shares useful parenting tips plus South Bay Los Angeles events and resources, or learn more at her website, South Bay Parent Coaching.