What is Beyond Baby?
Beyond Baby is an online (email + Facebook community) program for moms who want to reconnect to their dreams and passions outside of motherhood.
The program includes 20 weeks of self-paced lessons and activities designed to get you dreaming big, planning with clarity and purpose, and taking real action steps toward your goals.
(Oh, and it’s free.)
Whether you want to write a book, start a business, hone a craft or hobby, or just find that smart, creative “non-mom” part of you that’s been tucked away for a while, Beyond Baby can help.
How does it work?
First, you sign up. Just enter your email address in the form below (if you can’t see the form, click here).
It’s free, and I’ll only use your email address for Beyond Baby-related messages and occasional updates about things happening at The Happiest Home. (We’ll never sell or share our email list!)
Then, you check your email!
Every Sunday for 20 weeks you’ll receive a special message from me on a specific topic. Included with the message will be a list of helpful and inspiring articles to read and an assignment for the week.
Finally, you join our Facebook community. You’ll get instructions on how to do so in your first weekly email.
What topics will be covered?
Topics covered include:
- Moving past “baby brain”
- I suddenly have more time; how do I manage it?
- Learning to say “yes” again
- Pursuing a creative passion
- Finding your homemaking style (now that you finally have time to think about it)
- “Doing” instead of just learning, reading & dreaming
…and more! We’ll cover all the major areas of a mom’s life – health, home, family, marriage, time, career, hobbies, creativity, friendships – and challenge you to define how you’d like to grow in each of those areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you mean “beyond baby”? What if I still have babies at home? Or what if my kids are well out of the baby years?
I see Beyond Baby as a place for moms to explore their passions outside motherhood. I know that the infant and toddler years are intense, and whether you’re working at home, outside the home, or staying at home full-time, it can be difficult to nurture your interests and passions while in the thick of those early parenting years.
But many women find themselves looking “up and out” after an intense period of more inward and child-centered time, and wondering what to do next. Return to work? Start a business? Get involved with volunteer opportunities? This program is designed to help you answers those questions for yourself, and to develop a plan for reaching your goals, whatever they may be.
To answer the question, it doesn’t matter how old your kids are. What matters is that you’ve found yourself in that “up and out” place, wondering “what’s next?”.
Is this just for at-home moms?
Nope. Beyond Baby is for any mom who feels her identity is shifting as kids grow older and family dynamics change. It’s for anyone who wants to be more purposeful with her time – at home and, if applicable, with her career. It’s for moms who want to find or rediscover a creative passion, or make real progress toward a personal goal, whether it’s getting a new business off the ground or focusing on a healthy lifestyle.
When does the program start? What if I sign up after the start date?
When you sign up for Beyond Baby, you’ll begin receiving the weekly emails in order – no matter when you begin. In other words, it starts when you’re ready!
But if you’re ready now to kick-start your creative passions and ambitions, or just help you make sense of a few extra hours in your week, I’d encourage you to sign up before we launch on September 15. That way you’ll be part of our first group and can get in on the conversation right from the beginning.
Will you read my assignments? Can I email you if I have more questions?
Because of the size of the program, I won’t be able to correspond individually with participants. In the Facebook group, however, I’ll moderate discussion and offer thoughts each week that pertain to the topic at hand.
And here’s some more good news. I’m planning on opening up some small-group mentoring opportunities later this fall – stay tuned for more, if that’s something you’re interested in!