Hey there - I’m Caz.
I’m a Mum of 3, wife of 1 and believe there is more to Motherhood than all the Small things - the Mental Load that can literally weigh us down and, if were not careful, take up all of our time.
Yes, I’ve been there. I know how family life can sometimes get too much. All the Small things (laundry/school run/cleaning up after everyone/admin) stacking up and filling my brain until I feel confused by brain fog and overwhelm; with all the Big, exciting, satisfying things (all that Mum wants and needs to do) and my sense of perspective and joy and purpose pushed out of reach and leaving. Creating a vicious circle of overload, overwhelm, and resentment.
I don’t like feeling like this, and I’m guessing you don’t either. And with all of the choices and demands made on us it is no wonder that Motherhood itself often gets the rap for creating this experience. Which is a shame for Motherhood can be fun and joyful, and yes hard work, but rewarding and positive, and we want our kids to see us happy and fulfilled, not tired and resentful.
However, I choose to take a different Mindset. I view Motherhood as an integration of all the things I need and want to do, both the Small things and the Big, and I make space for them all.
That is ALL the things that Mum has to do everyday for the family, from the Small, mundane, repetitive things to the Big things. Integrating it all: This is the Fullness of Motherhood.
It is about making intentional choices and taking responsibility for them, and it is about appreciating the Fullness of Motherhood (children, home, relationships, work and not forgetting Me in the process!) and keeping it all in check.
And the bottom line is that Motherhood involves a LOT of organising; from clean PE kits to replying to all the school admin; from childcare, family days out and all the appointments; from keeping the fridge full to paying the phone bill.
I have developed the Fullness of Motherhood Method from 16 years of my own Motherhood experience; through experiencing overwhelm and chaos, to creating systems that work for me and my family and home.
The FOM-Method is a realistic way to get home and family organised, leaving you the time to do the things you want to do with and beyond your family. And I now want to share these systems to help other Mums enjoy an intentional and Full Motherhood, using the FOM-Method as a stepping stone towards Leading family and home.
I hope you enjoy exploring the FOM-Method. I’d love to know how you get on. Join me on instagram and Facebook and post your experiences using #fullnessofmotherhoodmethod and #teamFOM
OK, so let’s get to it.
Below is a full guide to how FOM-M works. It’s worth reading through the introductions to fully understand the method, where it has come from and how it works. It maybe that you are already pretty organised, but this is a full system re-think and its best to start at the beginning. If you can give it a go for 2 weeks then you’ll be fully on-board and able to start making it work for YOU!