I’m Sara, writer and student of all things money, motherhood, well-being and enriching children. My writing is encouraging, practical, a little woo woo and laced with lots of personal truths.
My money story ain’t pretty. My motherhood journey is a roller coaster. My well-being, defined as health, happiness and prosperity, can sometimes feel out of reach. My approach to enriching children overflows with love.
Explore this blog if you’re a busy Mama who seeks more goodness in your life…
Who is this blog for?
Hey Mama, do you often feel overwhelmed and dissatisfied? Is every minute of everyday full of something? Are you juggling motherhood, family, home, work and your self?
If you’re anything like it me, it can sometimes feel like you haven’t quite got your life together. Overall, you’re happy, or you feel you should be happy, but things aren’t quite flowing. You don’t have enough money for things and experiences that are important to you. You don’t have enough time to do anything well. This has a negative impact on yourself and your family, and fuels feelings of overwhelm, dissatisfaction and failure. You often feel stuck and frustrated. You yearn for true wealth and fulfilment. I hope it’s comforting to know that I can totally relate to all of the above!
You want more goodness in your life right?! More money? More wealth? More experiences? More time? More meaning? More satisfaction? More for you? More for your children? More for your family? More for others?
This blog is about how Mama’s like you and I can earn more money, use our time more effectively and be more satisfied. It’s about finding wealth, fulfilment and the often elusive, ‘I’ve got this’ feeling.
I absolutely love to encourage others. I get all excited and animated when someone wants to have an aspirational, find your mojo kind of conversation! I’m all about how to achieve that ‘all is good’ feeling in life.
I’m heading towards 40 and I’m tired of feeling not quite where I want to be. I was almost too busy for motherhood, squeezing it in because my body clock was against me, not because I felt ready! I have a constant nagging feeling that I am running out of time for all the important things that require more money and more time. Looking after myself does not come naturally. I have struggled with self image and giving too much of myself.
Life is great in so many ways. I’m blessed with good health. I’m happily married and we’re parents to Marley, a calm, sensitive and inquisitive little boy. We have a nice home, a project we’ve been working on for a few years. I have a great extended family and wonderful small circle of friends. I run my own business from home which gives much coveted flexibility to work around my son.
I am grateful for all these blessing whilst I seek more. I believe life should not be average. I believe we are given talents and opportunities so we can leave a positive mark on the world. I don’t feel satisfied with what I have achieved so far. I’m working on changing that.
I have lived my 35+ years in Zambia and England. A mixture of Zambian, English and Scottish blood runs through my veins — I am a true child of our colonial history. I love the home I have found here in England. I love and hope for my home in Zambia (whilst also being incredibly frustrated by it)!
I am determined, stubborn and persistent. I am a weird mix — hard as nails, and incredibly emotional; a creative soul, with an appetite for business; I am both judgemental and kind; I probably come across confident, but I’m often at war with my self talk. I’m constantly seeking the freedom to really live!
My money story
Wealth is really important to me, but despite how hard I have worked, it still eludes me. My personal finances are distinctly average. I come from really simple beginnings. My childhood awareness of differences in colour and status, together with misleading religious beliefs about money have left their mark.
I thought that good grades and hard work would give me a high flying corporate job that would save me from everything I feared. Despite my good grades and hard work I cannot say I have prospered financially. And as it turns out I don’t even want a corporate job anymore! I have come to realise that it takes more than big dreams and hard work to become wealthy, stay wealthy and have the time freedom we desire. Writing publicly about something so personal is terrifying, but also feels like a necessary part of my healing.
I feel the pain and frustration of being a mother struggling to find her place, a mother wanting to build herself up and achieve for the sake of her family. I am a mother tied down by lack of time and money — two of the most powerful resources available to the human race.
The truth is, money is a taboo subject and I’m no expert on it. So, why am I writing about this again?! Because my experiences of money tell me that things would be a lot better for a lot of people if we spoke more openly about money, and if we got way more comfortable with it.
I’m also pretty good at researching, learning and applying things. I’m choosing to believe that I can figure out my money thing. Sharing my findings and experiences along the way will help others figure out their money thing, and that can only be a good thing. If you’re a busy Mama seeking more fulfilment and prosperity then you’ve found the right place.