Embracing Motherhood by Corrine L. Bucher, Life Coach
Corrine L. Bucher, Life Coach

A Matter of Perspective
”Motherhood will change your life” - this is the ultimate understatement.

Into Action
Take action now. Begin by answering a few questions.

Modern Mom Spotlight
A series of real life examples of moms who are finding balanced success.

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A free coaching session!

Bio
Who is Corrine Bucher?






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June 2008 Newsletter - #1
Embracing Motherhood:
Who are you now?

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the first issue of the
Embracing Motherhood  newsletter. Whatever your stage of motherhood, I hope you feel inspired and supported each month to live more fully and joyfully. My mission is to bring you simple, practical ideas that you can use right now to usher in more energy, time and dare I say – balance. 

This month, I invite you to explore a proven three-step process to fully embrace the joy of motherhood. Start seeing being a mother as a journey – an amazing adventure. Motherhood is not a destination, it’s a conduit for you to be the best expression of yourself and a precious gift to your family.

I welcome your feedback. Please let me know what will help you make the most of your adventure.

Sincerely,
Corrine Bucher
Life Coach and mother of two
Corrine@corrinebucher.com

A Matter of Perspective

Who are you now?

"Motherhood will change your life" this is the ultimate understatement. It began to gnaw at me by the end of my first month of pregnancy. As the words tumbled out of another well-meaning soul's mouth, I simply smiled, nodded, and shrugged it off. I thought, "Yes, but they don't know me. They can't realize how much work I've invested on my life's journey to prepare for this step. I'm not 25. I'm not naïve."

Cut to my daughter's second week of life when it all hit me like a Mack truck. The initial joy of having a baby faded. I was tired, had a colicky baby, a traveling husband and a household to take care of. I truly don't know how one can mentally prepare for what this new adventure can bring. I just know that stepping into motherhood means relinquishing control, and that is scary.

I often joke about my life having been split in two parts: 1.) PM (pre-motherhood) and 2.) AM (after-motherhood). I admit I was not prepared for how birthing two little ones would change my world. My best friend said to me early on, when I was crying about how I didn't think I could do this, that I was "the perfect mother for my child." That statement resonated with my soul and shifted my perspective in a monumental way. I now see how a clear grasp of my core values has helped me weather any storm, and that the single most important step has been defining what those core values are.  Only then did I begin to retain some control. Motherhood has become the Ultimate Spiritual Adventure! There has not been a challenge to face that hasn't made me a better human being.

After coaching hundreds of moms to reconnect with themselves and find more joy, energy, and time, I have uncovered a three-step process that has transformed this adventure.

1. Grieve – There is so much pressure to exude joy about your new child…but I honestly wasn't feeling joyous all the time. I actually felt resentful and claustrophobic some days! Grieving your "old" life is a critical step to usher in the new phase. Life really does change, and pretending it hasn't only induces stress. I have too often trudged along mired in longing for what I have "sacrificed," instead of consciously dancing with joy about what I have gained. Get honest. Get real. With every change, even good ones, there is a loss. Grieve so you can make room for celebrating what is taking its place.

2. Explore – Get connected with YOU. Go on an archaeological dig into your own identity. Who are you now? What surprising qualities are you discovering? How has your world expanded by having a family? You don't have to lose the "me" in "mommy." Stay grounded in who you are and what you value so you can best maneuver the ups and downs of parenting. Put yourself first sometimes. If you like a night out with friends, set it up and feel free to enjoy. Like to run, schedule a babysitter or relative so that you can get in a workout. Or take the baby with you in a jogging stroller!

3. Embrace – When forced to change your plans when kids get sick, for instance, look for the opportunity it brings. Could it be the gift of slowing down and focusing on what really matters? Lean into it…shift your perspective if necessary. Focus on all that this new life brings and the new capabilities revealing themselves within you. Internalize, embody those changes to enhance the woman that you are and that you are becoming.

Motherhood is complex! Try seeing it as an incredible spiritual journey…the more you learn, the more you grow. The more joy will be revealed.

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Into Action

Take action now. Begin with these questions:

What are you still holding onto that you need to let go of?
In what ways has motherhood expanded the woman that you are?
What can you do to more fully step into who you are now?

Email me at Corrine@corrinebucher.com and share with me what you come up with!

Modern Mom Spotlight

In the next issue, I will introduce a series of real life examples of moms who are finding balanced success. Working mothers, single mothers, adoptive parents, foster parents, and more…all share how they are doing it.

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Corrine Bucher, Life Coach






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Bio

A veteran coach and mother, I am devoted to transforming the lives of mothers, whether working or not. Known for my enthusiasm, spiritual touch, and practical strategies I have spent the last 9 years coaching women who strive to find more balance and fulfillment often to remarkable results. This is success from the inside-out, deep lasting change driven by taking compelling inspired actions. 

The co-creator of corporate programs for Working Mothers, I challenge and inspire women to define their work/life balance vision so that they can begin to feel a sense of control again. Offering tools to manage the guilt and stress of motherhood, my clients take away practical strategies to implement immediately.

Recently asked to host a Working Mothers' weekly radio show on Exceptional Wisdom Radio, I will interview experts in the field of Working Mothers. Bringing real solutions and answers is my passion.