Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms: Interview with Kristine Carlson

Do you ever get caught letting everything get to you as a mom? Or do you see your friends that are mom’s always stressing out? I am not a mom yet outside having my hairy daughter Mala (my Boston Terrier) and always see my friends doing their best and not sure how to help.

The Soul-ution is here…

Today I am soooooo excited today to share with you my first video interview with a soul sister who has a new book with the exact steps for any mom (or mom to be) who wants to stop stressing and get a whole lot happier.

Back in 2010 I met Kristine Carlson when she just released her book Heart Broken Open at the WIN Conference in LA. She shared her story of healing the unexpected loss of her husband Richard Carlson the author of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series.

Her open heart, wisdom and authenticity was incredibly inspiring and instantly I knew she was a soul sister. Today she is sharing her newest book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms that is the go to bible for mom’s to live more simply and enjoying your family more.

One of the tips I love the most is: Practice breathing when you speak – click here to tweet!

Watch this video now to get the full scoop on the book and how you can live with less stress and more happiness.

Click here to get your copy of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms (And gift it to your friends, I know I am.)

Now we’d love to hear from YOU – please post your comment below and let us know what you think about this interview.

What have YOU learned from being a mother that surprised you? Who in your life (your mother or another woman) shared some powerful wisdom around motherhood or taught you a lesson you’re grateful for?

Your angel of fire,

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  1. Heidi Starbird says:

    Thanks for sharing. Just fyi, i read many books so i could to be “prepared”, and mommahood has humbled me, so much of the info went out the window (in terms of applicaplity to my daughters personality). Much of what i was most concerned about never became an issue, and all the things i never even thought of were! Life is a great teacher huh?? I want to know if there are any books out there about how some cultures would totally HONOR a woman when she entered the “mother” phase, rather than just have them go home & “be a mom”. Some indigenous cultures equated motherhood with shamanism, “because one almost gives up her life to give life to another, what could be more healing?” Whereas the men in the tribe usually had to endure a great ordeal to reach a similar status. I think so much of my anger/sadness was feeling soooo little support in raising a child in our current society that still has a nature conquering dominant mindset (although i think that’s being shaken up right now, because so many women are speaking up and out). {just for instance, there is little societal support for breast feeding toddlers and/or co-sleeping} oh there’s so much more… i’ll save for another time…

    • Hillary Rubin says:

      Heidi thanks so much… I am not sure the book for that and will see what I can find. I will say this book is amazing and for the choices you make to parent you can chose to honor those and bring that into light. Make sense? more soon… You are the current society and perhaps you have a calling to share this information out there. xo Hillary

  2. I’m still trying to learn the lesson of motherhood. I actually just bought the book this week at Target. I am currently in a mama’s healing circle with a few mamas practicing meditation and focusing on our intentions. Even with the tool box I have of parenting, I still find it hard in the moment to breathe and not react on impulse. My four-year old daughter and I ask for “do-overs” when either of us might not be talking to one another in a calm and respectful voice. It seems to be working so far. We just repeat what we just said in a nicer tone. It’s pretty cool when my daughter calls me out and says, “Mama can you do a do-over” after I ask her to do something in a short-tempered manner.

    • Hillary Rubin says:

      Hey Jadah! So happy you got the book this week. I love your ‘do-overs’ that is a great tip. Shared it with my hubby, he liked it too. We’re gonna adopt it. Thanks again! 🙂

  3. Reading Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms has been life changing for me and my family. I have been incorporating Kristine Carlson’s words of wisdom into my life like breathing before I respond to my children and taking 10 minutes a day to quiet my mind. This book reminds me to nourish my spirit first, to practice gratitude more often, and to be really in the moment when I’m with my children.

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