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In Search Of Amazing Moms For Free Feature

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In Search Of Amazing Moms For Free Feature

Amazing Moms: Mother’s of the 21st CenturyAmazing Moms is a coffee table book that features 115 moms from 12 different countries and a variety of family dynamics. It is filled with captivating self-portraits that reveal each mom’s unique personality. http://amzn.to/2DoESgg

I am in search of Amazing Moms for a FREE feature in my upcoming co-authored book, “Amazing Moms: Mother’s of the 21st Century.”

All parents have such unique experiences when it comes to raising their families and the lessons they learn along the way.

It is these life lessons that I look forward to highlighting in the Amazing Moms project.

It is so exciting to hear from mothers, step-mothers, birth mothers, grandmothers and every type of mother. I love hearing from moms whose babies are still babies, whose babies are fully grown and even those whose babies have babies.

I envision a book filled with support and guidance from 100 Amazing Mothers in this book. We all have plenty of wisdom to share and plenty of need for support too.

All moms are welcome to participate in this Amazing Moms project regardless of marital status, work status or any other status. You do NOT have to be a “Mommy Blogger”, SAHM, WAHM or any other kind of mom label to participate.

To participate you need to hold the title of one of the hardest, and most gratifying, jobs in the world… Mother.

This has zero cost (unless you wish to buy the book once it comes out later this year). All moms will have a two-page feature with a website link (if you have one). We will also be doing shout-outs on social media. Plus I will put you on a shortlist for blog and podcast/radio features.

Either me or my co-author, Hogan Hilling, can do a short interview with you or you can opt for a written interview. The interview questions are very similar to the below submission from George Bryant of www.civilizedcavemancooking. George is one of the daddy contributors to the Amazing Moms companion book about dads. That book is in its final editing stages and is authored by Hogan Hilling and Austin Dowd.

Your Amazing Mom double page layout will have a similar look to this one.

Please comment below, or send an email to elise@askdrho.com for more details on this Amazing Moms feature.

I would also love it if you shared a piece of parenting wisdom in the comment section. That would be a really fun way to start supporting each other right now.

*Do note that relatives of either co-author may not apply for a feature.


P.S. You can nominate Amazing Moms too 🙂


UPDATE: We are excited to announce we have selected the 115 moms that will be featured in this edition. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm.

Please use the comment section below to share your tips, questions, and/or thoughts about this post.

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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99 thoughts on “In Search Of Amazing Moms For Free Feature”

  1. Hello Elise, I love this idea. I am a Mom who is on her journey back to herself. 15 years ago on Super Bowl Sunday, I became what I refer to as a Suddenly Single Mom. My husband and best friend didn’t wake up and I suddenly became a Mom raising 2 little boys solo. Between a very demanding career and a desire to be Super Mom, I lost sight of Jacqueline. I put my dreams on the back burner, succumbing to the myth that a woman can’t be a great Mom and follow her dreams. Now, with my children being older, I am on a mission to reconnect with my pre-mom dreams. I am pursuing my dream of being an entrepreneur, am a bestselling author, a life coach & strategist and motivational speaker. I just recently trademarked my company tagline, “Motherhood is not where dreams go to die.” I never want to witness another Mom lose herself, pause her dreams, because she is unable to identify her purpose outside of motherhood. Our children are watching us. How can we authentically encourage our children to follow their dreams, if we aren’t following our own?I also want to remind other Moms who may endure the loss of a spouse, or even divorce, that loss, does not have to equal lost. Looking forward to hearing back from you! Best, Jacqueline Miller

  2. Dali Sempertegui

    This is an amazing idea! Congrats on searching and writing about amazing mothers out there. Gosh being a mom is the most rewarding and hardest job there is. I have been blessed to be a stay-home mom now heading into two years – I have two incredible girls – 3yr old and 19 month old and one on the way (decided not to find out gender this time around). But everyday is a new experience with the girls – we have our routine eating and nap schedule; but the laughter, conversation and cries are diff everyday. Both girls are so different and are teaching me so much about me as a mom and about them as innocent human beings. I wish and pray more people would see the world as simple and beautiful as our young children see it.
    Wisdom to share: let’s try as much as we can to see the world as simple and beautiful as they see it – if we get upset let’s try to let go of the grouch as quick as kids do. My 3 year old recently told me how amazing it is to touch dirt and water and how cool is see the wide blue sky. So simple and yet amazing when we do find time to just breath and observed the beauty around us.

    1. It sounds as if you are a very connected parent. That is a wonderful thing. I love the idea of reminding people to see the world through the eyes of a child. Their innocence allows them to see things that we sometimes miss.

  3. Hello, Elise! How are you this morning? I was checking my Twitter and noticed that you followed me. I followed you back and re-tweeted some of your posts. While I was going through your feed, I discovered your opportunity to feature moms in the Amazing Moms.

    I’m definitely interested in this opportunity because I’m a mom of two sons ages 18 years and 16 months. Yes, it’s a HUGE age gap. I’m 40 years old and have had to learn how to raise a small child and run a business!

    I help aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurial moms design a beautiful life doing the things they love.

    My life experiences and business expertise have been showcased in multiple media outlets including The Huffington Post, Small Business Trends, Killer Startups, About, Ambitious Entrepreneur Network, The Boomer Business Owner, Women on Business, Morpheus, Evan Carmichael, and Toronto’s Daily Maven News just to name a few.

    I sent you an email but wanted to start the conversation on your website, too. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

    Much love,

    1. I am doing well. How about you?
      Indeed, that is a significant gap. I believe we have another mother in the book with a similar gap.
      I love your mission in life and look forward to keeping this conversation going.

  4. Auguste Crenshaw

    Hi Dr. Elise Cohen Ho,

    Your project sounds amazing! I would love to participate. Being a mom is no joke. I have a 21, 11, 3, and 2-year old. Yes, I know quite a spread. I have my reasons LOL. I have been a teen mom and now I am a new mom at 40. It is different with each child and in each stage of your life. Any insight I can give to help another mommy out would be an honor.

  5. Wow, great project to showcase all of the multi-layered, complicated and realities of being a mom today. I have two boys; ages 7 and 5 that are busy, fun, loving and teach me new things daily! I have also been teaching K-2 the last 20 years-the balance of working and parenting is real and it’s a challenge to stay present in the moment! This year I became a technology teacher…a little crazy because when I started teaching I didn’t even have email!! Raising and teaching kids in a digital world is so complicated and evolving at lightspeed. I’m fascinated with they ways technology impacts parenting, learning and how life as we know it is basically evolving before our eyes!

  6. Hello,

    This is an amazing idea and I would love to participate. I am a mom to one little 4 year old sweet pea whose name is Deacon. I stayed at home with him for the first 3 years of his life and then returned to work which has been a real adjustment. Now I am basically trying to balance life and the need to stay true to myself.

    Talk to you soon!

  7. Hi, I’m a mom of 3 teen boys and an 11 year old girl. I wanted to be a mom from as far back as I can remember. Though the actual job is harder than I imagined as a child, I’m so thankful for the privilege. Parenting is an amazing journey, and I hear that grand-parenting is going to be even better!

  8. What a great project! I’d love to be featured. I have two girls, ages 8 and 6. They inspired me leave a legal career behind and do something purposeful. My family travel business, Our Whole Village (www.ourwholevillage.com), is the result of my lifelong passion for traveling and my newfound mission of being best parent I can be.

  9. Hello! I’ve sent an email, and wanted to follow up here. I’m a mom of 2 young boys and teach mental skills to athletes, and now moms! I chose my career path to allow me to balance family with career, but that is definitely an ongoing challenge. My hope is to help support busy moms in creating more balance in part by learning to prioritize and set boundaries on time. Also, developing “mom mental skills” such as how to calm down and manage all of those ongoing thoughts is so important. We can develop these skills to better navigate the challenges of being a mom.

  10. Hi Elise, I LOVE this idea so much! I’m a relationship and parenting coach. I help parents navigate the exciting path of raising children by addressing the fear, embracing the milestones and encouraging a creative and positive family dynamic. This is such an important project, I would love the opportunity to participate! Looking forward to learning more!!


  11. I love the idea of this project. I came to motherhood really late (43 an 45) and it’s a life changing experience. I think there are a lot more of us older mums now and it would be great to connect with them. My kids are now 9 and 7 (Caitlin and Ieuan) and they challenge me every day – I also think they’re keeping me young!

  12. What a fabulous concept! I love the idea of showcasing parents and having a one-stop-shop where parents can feel supported and receive meaningful advice! My advice would be to take “mommy time outs” as needed, and to lose the guilt of being the Pinterest-perfect mom. As a full time elementary school teacher, I had three beautiful children under the age of 5. Yes, I’m blessed, but in the thickest of it, I felt like I cried AS OFTEN as they did. It was hard, exhausting, and brutally humbling. Oh, and sometimes awful. I learned that mommy time outs were my friend…. And once I got over the guilt of taking them, learned that they made me a better mom!! I can’t wait to hear from other moms 🙂

  13. I found you through your DM on my twitter. I’m very interested in more information! I’m a parent of 4 humans…ranging in age from 10 to 25. Two of my children are adopted, one is a closed-up-tight adoption by choice and the other could only be more open if her mother lived with us. While our lives aren’t perfect, that never has been my goal, we are happy.

    Thanks so much!

  14. I LOVE the idea of this project! And I would love to get more information about it! I became a mother at a fairly young age, and now have 2 kids (ages 10 and 14 months). I would love to share my story/experiences about parenting and what I’ve learned (and am still learning) along the way. And I can’t wait for this book to come out so I can purchase it & read everyone else’s experiences!

  15. What a beautiful idea ❤ I think we often forget the great job that we’re doing raiding these incredible little humans. Mental (brain!) illness took my life from one of success, productivity, and happiness to the exact opposite. It robbed me of the joy of life – and because of ECT treatments – most of the memories of my son growing up. I questioned my ability to parent well. Was I doing things right for my son? Was I doing enough? I felt so inadequate. But I was wrong. Zach is now 12 and planning to run from Barrie, Ontario to Ottawa, Ontario this August 2017 to raise funds and awareness for youth mental health and for the YMH program at our large local hospital. In a radio interview, he said he was inspired by me, and how I’ve dealt with the illness. Many local businesses, politicians, community heroes and sports celebrities have stepped forward to help make his dream of three years happen. He’s a very humble, very kind, very empathetic boy whose main goal has always been to help others. I’m so grateful for him and I’d like to start sharing my story, if you’re interested 🙂

  16. This sounds like such an amazing project! I might be interested! Is it just for moms in the United States? I’m a stay-at-home mom in Canada homeschooling two boys 2 and 6. I’m not sure how much I would have to offer only being a mom for (almost) six years now. Still trying to figure things out with a highly gifted boy with aspergers and a high energy, never stops moving, toddler. 🙂 If I am someone you would be looking for I would love some more information!

  17. Hi Elise,

    Just read your article in PAC and it’s really amazing. Featuring the Moms in your book is something people will look forward. I am not a parent but can understand how hard it is to nurturing the kids.

    I used to be a naughty kid and my Mom used to run after me.
    You’re doing a great job.


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  19. I love this book concept! Thank you for showcasing motherhood! One bit of information that I wished somebody would have shared with me is this:

    Most people think that motherhood gets easier when children are grown and have their own families. I think the hard core parenting comes in then! When you live with and are raising your child, it is easier to help them. When they are adults it becomes harder. I am not talking monetary in any way, but emotional.

    Thank you for this opportunity!

    Susan Wood

  20. Thanks so much for doing this wonderful project! As the homeschooling mother of four children, I have enjoyed learning how to understand my children as spiritual gifts. My husband and I believe their behavior, especially the often less desirable behaviors, serve as messages to where we as parents need to grow.

  21. What a great idea Elise! My “little” is not so little anymore, but I will be happy to share this out to my community.

  22. This sounds like a great thing you are doing. I would love to buy the book once it is out. As a mother of 3 boys, ranging in ages of, 18, 16 and 10, I have had my share of parenting ups and downs. Being a mommy or a daddy is a very hard job and rewarding one as well. There is no perfect parent out there for sure and no perfect kid. I have recently started blogging about my life, boys and anything that interests me.. this has sorta been my way of getting that hour or so of “me time”. Good luck to this wonderful project! Here is a little blog I done in regards to starting my kids our cooking early in life, hope you enjoy. https://trishthedishsite.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/starting-them-out-early-kidscooking/

  23. I love this idea! I would be interested to see if there’s anything I can contribute. I have 4 children, ages 2-8, and started out a little later in life. Being an “old mom” is hard! 🙂 I blog with a view of the “real” in parenting, instead of making it look like every day is perfect, or that I’m even close to that!

  24. What a wonderful project! I would love to participate! I am a SAHM to two kiddos, who are now 10 and 12. I’m also a travel blogger and I write about traveling with the kids and making it educational. We feel that exposing kids to the world gives them a foundation of understanding and tolerance – which heaven knows the world needs more of!

  25. Dr. Cohen Ho,
    I love this idea. Not just for my own personal gain but because it gives us all an opportunity to share our experiences that we find valuable with the world. I also know personally, that I am the mother I am because of the mothers I surround myself with. I am always looking/working on new ways to praise and acknowledge them in my writing. Without the support of women who really do “know how I feel” the days would be longer and harder. Looking forward to learning more!

    Thank you,
    Christina Schwartz
    Twitter: @HouseofPsych
    Facebook: @HouseofPsych

  26. Dr. Elise,

    What a fantastic project. I know this will inspire many women to just do what they have to do and it will encourage men to appreciate what women endure, survive and ultimately thrive as moms.


    Dr. Erica

    1. Dr. Erica,

      Thank you for your encouragement. We are very excited about the effect that the mom book is already having and we are seeing a similar effect from the daddy book. I am beyond excited for all ap[rents to see all facets of parenting.

      Dr. Elise

  27. Hello Elise

    I love this idea. Sadly, I never became a “supermom”. I stopped working as a pediatrician after my first child’s birth. I don’t believe my choice to stay home had anything to do with organization or capability. After my son’s birth, I could not think of returning to work immediately. I took my planned four month maternity leave and expected to adjust to the change of having a babe in arms. Somehow the adjustment did not occur the way I expected it to. I wound up staying home indefinitely.

    Over the years, I learned that stay-at-home mothering was the most ideal situation for me and my family. Even so, there are times when I lose my bearings, particularly when I read tidibits about former classmates and colleagues who also have had children but have continued working as physicians. I might not care much about fame and fortune, but the pressure of performance and expectation still lurks in my being. It is almost impossible to erase a lifetime of training and education that taught me to perform and excel. There may still be times when I wonder what exactly I chose to do with my life. Ultimately, though, I know that my experience as a stay-at-home mother has been extremely fulfilling and irreplaceable.

    Best wishes!

    1. Thank you for sharing so honestly about yourself and your journey. This is the exact type of sharing that will help so many step into their “Amazing Mommyhood”

      So many parents put tremendous pressure on themselves to do it all, be it all and have it all. It is really an impossible ideal. What is possible is finding exactly what works for you and your family. It sounds as if you have found that and for that I am very grateful. Best wishes for you and your family.

    2. Auguste Crenshaw

      Isabelle, this is exactly what makes you a “Super Mom”. There is no one size fits all to parenting. Because of the societal stigmas, a lot of women struggle with what is the best decision. Should they work and do daycare or stay at home. There is honor in either choice. I believe you were blessed with the intuition to do what was best for your family, but it may not be the best for someone else.

  28. Hi Elise! I love this idea! And I would love to hear more about being featured. I’ve been a mom for almost three years now and have learned so much in that time. Each new stage is exciting and scary. But I think i’m lucky to live in a time where the stories and advice of other moms is so widely available. It helped me immensley during my pregnancy to be able to read so many blogs and books and know that I wasn’t alone in my journey. And I think that would be my best advice for other parents; those moments when you feel like it’s too hard or too much, or like you’ve totally screwed up in the worst way, just remember, you’re not alone. Billions of other parents have felt exactly as you do now. And this too, shall pass.

    1. Hi. I am sending an info packet to you now. I certainly do agree that every stage is both exciting and scary. Information is so much more readily available than it was even 20 years ago (my oldest is 21 years old). I love that you do not feel alone.

    2. Auguste Crenshaw

      I totally agree with you. After raising 2 children a decade apart (1995 and 2005) you would think I would be confident I had this mommy thing down. Sure some basic things you don’t forget. When my new husband and I decided to have a child together (2013) I found myself reading articles because the experience still felt new. There are resources available that were not so readily available in the past.

      1. I think that the generation of parents having children today are at such a huge advantage. There is a plethora of information and resources available that can help a person make a truly informed decision.

  29. Hi Elise! I think this is a fantastic idea. Motherhood has been the hardest and most rewarding experience so far in my life. My son is only 1.5 years old but the wisdom I’d like to share based on my experience to date is to follow your intuition. It is all too easy to compare your child or your parenting practices to others, and in turn fill yourself with doubt or make decisions you aren’t completely comfortable with. Do your own research and make informed decisions. Be your own advocate and an advocate for your child. Please do share more information with me on your upcoming book.

    1. Emily, I am so pleased that we have connected and I did send i an information packet your way. Your advice about following intuition and resisting comparison is right on. We really do get ourselves into trouble when we begin comparing ourselves to others.

  30. I’d love to know more. I’m all about celebrating motherhood. I’m a blogger and get so fed up reading blogs that always focus on complaining about parenting and children. I like to focus on the positives, the beauty and the joy.

    IVF mama to a 1 year old, just about to try again.

    1. I love a focus on the positives. I also think it is so important that we are open and honest with one another. This is how we can unite and be better parents for our children. I sent an info pack to you. Congrats on your adorable one year old and good luck with baby #2.

  31. Jo / Pickle and Poppet

    Love this idea.
    I love reading experiences from people you can really relate to.
    I would love some more info on it please! I always think if something I’ve gone through helps one more person then that’s great!

  32. I would love to learn more about being featured! I’m a young SAHM/WAHM with two little boys and a blog. I’ve learned a LOT in my past 2.5 years of motherhood about adapting my strengths, self-love, and loving every day- even the frazzling ones!

    1. Thank you for your interest. I am emailing an info packet out to you. I love that you referenced the frazzling moments. Those moments have so much to teach and so much love in them just like all of the other moments of parenting. This will be great fun.

  33. Hi Dr. Elise, I would be interested to know more about being featured even though I may not have years of experience as a mother. With the 9 months of experience that I do have, my bit of parenting wisdom would be to take parenting one day at a time!

  34. This is such a great idea! Moms just don’t celebrate their greatness enough! I’m not a Mother, but kudos to you for celebrating them!

  35. Hi Elise,

    What a great idea you have going. As the mom of 5 (ages 18-31) and grandma of 3 I think it’s an awesome idea. We have not led the typical happy dream family life, there have been way too many struggles. But we have all come out of it as both friends as well as just mom and kids. It’s a tough job and I am so glad you are show casing it. I look forward to the finished product.

  36. This is an amazing initiative that seeks out the story of women/moms…that aren’t doing amazing things but are great moms in their own right. I struggled for quite some time thinking I need to be doing it all….working and caring for my kids, but slowly realized thats not the case. I can be at home with my kids and enjoy so much to be enjoyed in their company and its ok to feel blessed to be able to do this.

  37. I can’t wait to see how this all turns out! It sounds like a great project and should be a blessing to many parents. Good for you and your colleagues to put all the time and effort into this.

  38. Lesly T. Federici

    Hi Elise,
    I have thought about this very often, but my story is not the “Happy American Family” I know some could learn from it, but I think to raw to share …. 🙂 Sounds like a great project …

  39. I’m not a parent (by choice) but have passed this on to a friend of mine who I think would fit your requirements beautifully. I have watched her grow up from a child and followed her story from across the pond. I hope she gets in touch with you. What a splendid project!

    Enjoy the journey!

  40. Joan M Harrington

    What a wonderful way to showcase the most hard-working well deserving and best job in the world…that of MOTHER 🙂 Thanks Elise for sharing!

  41. Hello Elise! What a great idea! I do agree with you being a mom is one of the hardest jobs out there.. :))
    Thanks for sharing.
    Chery :))

  42. I love this idea! I think moms (and dads) need to be celebrated. We really do have the most amazing job. I dreamed of becoming a mom for years, but it was not a dream easily realized. I may not be an “amazing” mom in that I am far from perfect, but I try awfully hard and spend every day feeling truly grateful!

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.