Living an epic life is the framework and mission behind Mother’s Quest, a podcast by Julie Neale, focusing on intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring moms.

She joined me on the MomUp Show to chat about how moms can navigate the journey through motherhood and how we balance all the demands on us as moms and women.

Julie says, “Motherhood is a transformational journey and not a destination. In motherhood, we find parts of ourselves we never knew we had, but we also lose parts of ourselves. “

She’s has been on the quest herself. Learning to grow and be present for her kids while maintaining her own dream and journey.

Sometimes it can feel like we are at odds with ourselves because we have our own desires and needs on one hand, and then the demands of motherhood on the other. Julie says that she struggles with the word “balance” because it’s so hard to find and maintain balance. Rather, making conscious choices based on our goals and dreams that are realistic.

So for example, when we have tiny babies, we may not have to go after our dreams in a really committed way, but we have what she calls windows of opportunity. For example, when our kids transition to a new stage that creates more independence for them, and freedom for us.

We talk all about how moms juggle #allthethings, like making tough parenting decisions about modern problems… helloooo screen time.

Then Julie gives me recommendations for resources along the way on my personal Mother Quest.

Listen in for the whole conversation here.

About Julie

Julie Neale is a life and leadership coach, community builder, writer and mom to two high energy boys who challenge her to grow into her best self.

Motherhood transformed her and set jer on a course to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. Now, as the founder of Mother’s Quest, Julie is also on a mission to use her gifts to help moms live theirs.

Find Mother’s Quest at mothersquest.com or the Mother’s Quest Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/.

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