Museum of Motherhood

MamaBlogger365 – Being Present and Being a Mother by Cindy Ferestien

Being a mother is the greatest gift in the world and every minute should be cherished. From the time we can walk and talk women are programmed for motherhood. We have innate feelings and instincts that guide us through our life to prepare us for the experience. But our vision is often sidetracked by reality and all of what life may throw in our path can interfere.

We can improve our experiences by taking the time to really be “in the moment” when we spend time with our children. Make it quality time, as time flies by too quickly or to some of us, the experience is taken away from us too soon.

So many of us are wrapped up in our work and we end up trading our time for our children. If your job is all consuming, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate priorities. What do I need and what can I live without? Being true to yourself will bring you closer to your heart’s desire, your children…….


Sometimes reframing motherhood means stopping long enough not to get too caught up in external issues that take us away from our core desires and true intentions. In Cindy’s case, it seems Mothering is the most natural thing in the world. While this isn’t true for everyone woman or care-giver, each of us can learn to shut out the external noise, long enough to be present for the task at hand. This is what is known as ‘Being Present’ and people find different ways to come into the present. Meditation, yoga, self-help programs, religion, near-death experiences, and trauma, often serve to realign us and re-focus us into the ‘here and now’. Take this quote from Margaret Bonnano – “It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis”. 

Cindy Ferestien says, “I am here to help you create a balanced lifestyle through great nutrition for you, your children and your families.

“I am a Registered Nurse, Holistic Nurse Practitioner that has been specializing in the women and children’s health field for over 30 years. Over the last 7 years it has extended into the field of wellness and nutrition, as we have become so much more aware of how we can take better care of ourselves through nutrition, exercise and having that work-life balance to assist us in becoming a well rounded individual.

“My passion is to assist you in finding your inner power to reach your true potential and make your dreams come true. My complementary coaching includes; nutrition, health and wellness and personal development to reach your individual goals.”

Visit her website at: www.2abetterlife.isagenix.com


About M. Joy Rose

Woman, Mother, Human, Rocker, Educator, Activist Director; Museum of Motherhood President and Founder; MaMaPaLooZa Inc. a company by Women, Promoting (M)others for social, cultural and economic benefit. Dedicated to a more educated, more peaceful, more musical planet.


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