10 Practices for a Healthy Mom Life


the truth is

being a mom is h.a.r.d. And that’s an understatement. I’ve spent 26 years trying to figure out how to parent three kids. I’ve made terrible mistakes, I’ve lost my shit, I’ve brewed a stomach ulcer twice out of fear and worry, I’ve battled mental illness in the midst of mothering, I’ve suffered the consequences of unruly mom guilt, and I’ve been an expert at beating myself up internally… among other not so great things. But one thing I’ve come to trust through all the mess is that I was doing my absolute best with what I knew

mommas, doing our best is ENOUGH. As the late and wise Maya Angelou said, “We do the best we can until we know better, and then when we know better, we do better.” THIS is the hope we cling to as we find our way

and this hope is what spurred me on to grow as a mom. To face my fears, overcome my insecurities, build confidence, say NO to mom guilt, make amends with my kids for less than moments and nurture deep connection with them. This hope is what gave me the courage to see motherhood from a new perspective, see my kids and our family circumstances differently—all of which began with seeing myself with a fresh pair of lenses

I want you to cling to the same hope and experience similar transformation if you are struggling as a mom. We deal with big emotions in our motherly role—emotions that are hard to manage sometimes. But since we all feel them because the emotions of motherhood are universal even if our circumstances are unique, we can encourage one another forward

and that’s what this course is here to do!

mindful mothering is a course for moms who

  • Wrestle with mom guilt and struggle with feeling like they are not enough
  • Second guess their decisions and worry about the future
  • Feel like they are alone on an island
  • Pretend they have it all together despite feeling lost and overwhelmed
  • Long for better communication and a deeper connection with their kids
  • Have a hard time letting go

the sessions are based on 26 years of figuring out the mom thing one moment at a time

It is real
It is honest
It is imperfect
It is full of love and encouragement

why do you need this course

because even small, intentional shifts in how you approach the many nuances of motherhood can result in sweeping peace and lasting confidence. Here’s a sample of what these mindful practices can do for you:

  • Mindful Self-Care cultivates a healthy mind and heart to manage the big emotions around motherhood
  • Mindful Self-Compassion reminds you that being perfectly imperfect is enough
  • Mindful Letting Go provides freedom from fear, worry, and need to control
  • Mindful Vulnerability brings peace and encouragement from knowing you aren’t alone
  • Mindful Presence bends time in your favor which reduces anxiety and overwhelm
  • Mindful Allowing provides relief from trying to carry the weight of your kid’s world
  • Mindful Observing gives you a head start on what to expect with your kids down the road
  • Mindful Connection creates an environment where your kids feel safe opening up to you
  • Mindful Non-reaction reduces stress and frustration, making room for more joy
  • Mindful Mission ensures a wholehearted motherhood experience

here's what you get when you say YES to the mindful mothering course for only $39!

Session 1 Getting Real About Your Emotional & Mental Health

Session 2 Do the Best You Can Until You Know Better

Session 3 Holding Your Children Loosely

Session 4 Being Okay With Not Being Okay

Session 5 Living in the Now

Session 6 Allowing Your Kids to Hurt, Fail, & Screw Up

Session 7 Spending Time With Kids Older Than Yours

Session 8 Building Trust & Connection Early On

Session 9 Trying Not to Take Things Personally or Make Assumptions

Session 10 Creating a Family Manifesto

BONUS – 3 FREE Chapters, How Are You Feeling, Momma?

BONUS – Cherishing the Little Things That Are Going Right

Each session includes a 10 min video with real and raw personal stories about how changing our perspective and implementing mindful practices helps us have a healthier mom life. Along with the videos, each session includes self-reflection worksheets that build on what I share and help guide you through areas you are looking to transform in your mothering journey.

The sessions also include book recommendations and links to outside resources and activities I’ve implemented that will enrich and expand your experience with the mindful practices.

some words from others

“Shelby Spear is a wise and deeply compassionate mother with well-worn experience, and she has created an INCREDIBLE resource to help moms through their parenting journey, no matter what age our kids are or what season we are in. Her course will guide you through important steps full of valuable insights and practical advice on parenting and our mental well-being. Shelby has a way of reaching deep into every mom’s heart and revealing all the challenges and struggles we face while raising our kids. She is real, she is vulnerable, and everything she shares in each “Practice” helped me grow into a more mindful mom, a healthier person, and a wiser woman, too. We all need encouragement and support because motherhood is HARD. This resource she created is a gift every mother needs to have, now more than ever. I’ve learned so much from her and I know you will too.” – Christine Carter themomcafe.com


I always find something resonating with me and there is so much comfort in your words. It’s like, oh yeah, there really are people like me out there with all these thoughts and feelings and confusion and imperfection, and yet there is light and joy too! You’re really a rare gem.


As women, we struggle and become our own worst critics wanting to be perfect and enough for everyone. Shelby, through vulnerability, humor, gentleness, sincerity, and faithfulness led us on a journey toward authenticity.


Shelby has a way with words that make you feel like you are chatting with an old friend. She’s uplifting, real, and offers insights to young mamas that perhaps they haven’t even thought about yet. There is something unique in hearing words from a mama that’s “been there!”


Shelby, through her own life experiences and honesty, made a space that I felt safe to share my own thoughts with women living life just like me. We all seek to be loved and we all feel we fall short, but Shelby reminded me that being perfectly imperfect is all we have to be.


I appreciate how Shelby was so open with her story and journey. She made me feel comfortable sharing and reflecting on my own experiences from day one.


Shelby modeled the ability to be real and authentic when facing hard things together. I had suppressed deep feelings of being alone down for a long time. The study was a mutual giving that was eye-opening, allowed me to grow on so many levels, and reminded me of the need to love myself and others more.


Shelby writes the words of every momma’s heart. She is wise and wonderful and her words bring unity and joy.


Shelby renews your spirit and rejuvenates your soul, making you want to look deeply to discover your inner beauty & find your best voice.


Thanks again, Shelby. Your heart is kind. You are making such a huge impact all around.


I have read several of your posts and each time, I came away feeling peaceful and just…well…blessed. Your message really is ageless. I want to thank you for sharing your gift and allowing so many of us to gain from your insights.


Shelby, I want you to know, your writing is a blessing! Thanks for being brave enough to share your beautiful thoughts with the world. They matter and truly make a difference.

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why trust me

I get it. You don’t know me. Heck, I didn’t know me for more than 30 years! It takes us a long time to find out who we are.

What I can promise you is that I’ve learned a lot about what works and doesn’t work over 26+ years of parenting three kids. “Trial and error is a blast,” said no one ever.

You’ll get a chance to know me and hear about these learning experiences throughout this course as you listen to me share my heart. I’m all about being vulnerable and authentic in everything I do.

You can trust that I am:

  • sharing the truth about my experiences
  • willing to divulge my less-than moments
  • intent on encouraging & empowering you
  • not interested in shame or judgment
  • very far from perfect and always learning
  • actually putting this stuff into practice
  • a good human (at least on most days, lol)

If you still aren’t convinced, head on over to my blog at shelbyspear.com. You can read more about me and all the work I do. Serving moms is my jam. I do that through writing and speaking online, in print, and in person.

I look forward to serving you as well through this course! So, take care of YOU, momma!


reduce stress, release mom guilt, and build your confidence?


Being a mom is h.a.r.d. And that’s an understatement. But one thing I’ve come to trust over 26 years is that doing our best is ENOUGH. We do the best we can until we know better, and then when we know better, we do better. Consider this course my way of sharing what I’ve learned along the way.