Self-care for moms is about more than bubble baths and brunches. It runs much deeper, and is a learned skill. One essential component is creating boundaries around self-care for moms. 

Aleia McDaniel shares how she was able to create fierce boundaries for her well-being that not only serve her, but her daughter as well. As moms we don’t just need to be well rested (if possible) to show up for our kids, but showing our daughters what boundaries are and mean is so important. 

We talk about how to do it, and share some self-care for moms tips!

About Aleia:


Aleia McDaniel comes to the world living her purpose: to write, to unapologetically be, to love, and to incarnate the Divine Feminine. She shares her journey so that other women, her Queen Bees, may name their own experiences and realize their higher power as divine leaders. Her commitment to self-empowerment is a key feature of her leadership strategizing, coming from her extensive background as an educator, author, speaker, and consultant.

Born in the San Francisco Bay Area and raised during the crack epidemic of the 1990s, Aleia developed a passion for service and grit for overcoming insurmountable odds. She took that determination to New York City where

she earned two Ivy League degrees. In 2000 she graduated with a Bachelors in Sociology from Barnard College, the women’s college of Columbia University and in 2009, she earned her Masters in Educational Policy and Social Analysis from Teachers College, also of Columbia University. She has spent the past 19 years as a teacher, instructional coach, consultant and now middle school principal.

Beyond her daily work coaching the next generation of educational leaders, Aleia has led both educational and personal development workshops, such as “Demystifying DDI through the Literacy Lens,” “Upgrading Your Facilitation Skills,” “The Essential 4 Questions for Living Your Dream Life,” and “Vision Mapping and Planning.” Her first novel, Pieces of Her, debuted in the top 100 African Lesbian and Gay Amazon Kindle book, and she has been a staff writer for Elixher, a website and magazine celebrating the black queer experience. She is currently developing her new sanctuary for women, Queen Bees: The High Order of Divinely Chosen Women Lighting Shit Up. You can get on the waiting list for that at bit.ly/qbosubscribe.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her wife, daughter, and two yappy dogs.

For more information about how you can book Aleia McDaniel for workshops and speaking engagements, contact info@aleiamims.com

Find Aleia:

On her website at https://www.aleiamims.com

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/heyyymrsmcdaniel

On Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/heyyymrsmcdaniel

 

Motherhood Almost Broke Me Today

Motherhood Almost Broke Me Today

I was angrily folding up the stroller and tossing it in the back of the car when I heard a baby start crying. He finally realized he didn’t have his airplane in his hands and it was a total catastrophe. But it wasn’t his little meltdown that had me on edge. It was my...

This is What an Overwhelmed Mom Looks Like

This is What an Overwhelmed Mom Looks Like

I snapped this photo to remember this moment when I realized I was totally an overwhelmed mom, and even if I was #blessed, life was also really really hard. I was a little over 24 hours into being a mom of three, and I was already an overwhelmed mom. After a long long...

How to Achieve Goals Even if You’re Overwhelmed

How to Achieve Goals Even if You’re Overwhelmed

Crushing your goals and completing resolutions is hard. There's a lot of reasons people fail all the time. But there are ways to set yourself up for success and learn how to achieve your goals even if you're already overwhelmed. I'm a mom of three kids five and under....

Being a Mom is Hard. It’s Not Just You.

Being a Mom is Hard. It’s Not Just You.

Today was one of those days when it all just hit me. Being a mom is hard, and sometimes it feels like you're failing. Like maybe you're just not a good mom. But it's not you. It's just that hard. A few months ago I was chatting with a new mom who on the outside seemed...

Do Twins Run in Families?

Do Twins Run in Families?

As a twinmom, people always ask if there are twins in the family. It's common knowledge, but how do twins run in families? We’ve all heard twins run in families, but few people really know why, how, or if twins are genetic. So let's answer the question, if and why do...

…and Now I’m a Dance Mom (No One Warned Me How Intense it Is!)

…and Now I’m a Dance Mom (No One Warned Me How Intense it Is!)

Today was my 5-year-old daughter’s very first dance recital, ever. I was not prepared. When she started soccer, I was not prepared emotionally for it, but this time, I was pretty well armed for all the feels. Especially when it came to realize how much she’s growing...

100 Word of the Year Ideas to Live Your Best MomLife

100 Word of the Year Ideas to Live Your Best MomLife

2019 is winding down, and preparations for 2020 are already underway for many. Instead of a resolution, have you thought about trying one of these word fo the year ideas? I love these 100 word of the year ideas you can use as a way to guide your intentions, goals,...

20 Mom Memes We Can Totally Relate To

20 Mom Memes We Can Totally Relate To

Sometimes you need some inspiration, and sometimes you need to laugh. These are mom memes we can all relate to whether they're funny, true, serious, or silly. I don't know about you, but on those tough when that I just need a little distraction from the chaos of...

15 Quotes for Following Your Dreams

15 Quotes for Following Your Dreams

Dreaming of accomplishing some big goals soon? These quotes for following your dreams will keep you going when you need some inspiration.   Need some inspirational quotes for following your dreams? When you are setting big goals for yourself, you'll inevitably...