YOU CAN BE THE MOM YOU LONG TO BE
Are you striving to be everything to everyone, especially your kids?
Is the pressure to be enough causing you to ache for something more?
If motherhood isn't quite what you thought it would be, perhaps it's time to discover what might be missing.
In our valiant efforts to be the mom we've always dreamed of being, we rise up and work endlessly to take care of our families. The tragedy is our attempts at being enough can leave us feeling overwhelmed and inadequate and yearning for something more we aren't sure how to find, but desperately need.
Author, Natalie Dawn Hanson, knows how you feel. She tried with all her heart to be the mom her kids deserved yet felt defeated by her inability to do it perfectly. That is until she realized what was missing.
In Made to Soar, Natalie addresses the incredible responsibility and work of raising children in light of God's grace and invites you into a transformational journey where you will learn how to:
- Release paralyzing shame, guilt, and lies.
- Build an intimate relationship with the only One who can truly give you what your heart desires.
- Escape and overcome the stresses and challenges of motherhood as dictated by the world.
- Execute proven, grace-centered strategies that build deep connection with your children.
- Unite as mothers committeed to passing on the baton of faith to their children
Motherhood isn't a role we are meant to simply endure. It's a Divine calling we are meant to embrace and enjoy.
You were made to soar! Begin your journey of transformation today so you can soar in the joy and beauty of your divine purpose!
Natalie Dawn Hanson has a heart for mommas, especially those whose joy, delight, and wonder in this most important role have been overshadowed by the unexpected and surmounting demands and challenges that come with motherhood. She aches for them because she was one of them. Now, as a speaker, author, and coach who by the magnificent grace of God reclaimed motherhood and it's joy, but like you, yearns to do this mothering thing right and understands the real and raw truths and struggles of the roles we play, Natalie vulnerably shares her story of transformation in hopes to inspire and empower other women to passionately seek God so they can claim freedom, embrace unshakable joy, renew their divine purpose as a precious daughter of the Most High God, and raise up the next generation of Christ followers.
In addition, through the wisdom of great mentors and Jesus-the greatest teacher who ever lived-Natalie has a passion to equip moms with Christ-centered, practical, and applicable skills and strategies not only to confidently connect with and correct their children but to passionately and organically pass on the baton of faith. As an advanced trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach and owner of Breathe Peace Consulting, Natalie trains and coaches parents, counselors, teachers, and anyone who does life with kids on how to love them with big, bold, Christ-like love.
Natalie loves connecting with people. She leads a community of women in online Bible studies, speaks at schools, churches, women's retreats and conferences, and has been known to guest preach on Sunday mornings. Apart from being wife and mom, sharing the messages on her heart with others is when she feels most alive and most in tune with who God created her to be. Natalie has said yes to her call to lead a movement of moms so in love with Jesus they can't help but pass it on to the next generation of believers. It's truly her life's joy, humble privilege, and divine purpose to share Him with others.
To those who do life with her, Natalie is simply a chauffeuring mom who loves and relies on Jesus (and coffee, nutritional food, and exercise) to get her through the crazy adventure of motherhood. Natalie adores friends and good conversation, is committed to her family, involved in church and school, and struggles like we all do to manage a household daily requiring cooking, cleaning, and oh so much laundry. But at the end of a long day, she is no longer crying herself to sleep, instead she's hopeful and grateful for this beautiful, yet messy thing we call life.
Natalie lives on one of Minnesota's beautiful lakes and is a wife to a farmer-her hubby, Darin who she's still wildly in love with-and momma to four lively, lovely boys who teach her more about extravagant love and grace every day. It's in the loud, crazy and quiet, calm moments at home where her most important ministry happens.
Dear Friend, I Want You to Know
Introduction: The Flight of the Butterfly
THE REALITY OF MOTHERHOOD-THE TRAP OF THE WORLD
1 The Unexpected Dream: God Places Dreams on Your Heart
2 The Rise of Self-Reliance: God Desires Your Heart, Not Perfection
3 The Hushed Fall of Joy: God Invites You into His Presence
THE METAMORPHOSIS OF MOTHERHOOD-THE STRUGGLE TO FIND PURPOSE
4 The Battle with Identity: God Defines Who You Are and Delights in You
5 The Invitation of a Lifetime: God Longs for You to Say Yes
6 The Conversion of the Heart: God's Grace Changes You
7 The Lies and Struggles that Hold You Hostage: God's Grace and Love Set You Free
THE TRANSFORMATION OF MOTHERHOOD-THE BIRTHING OF RENEWED PURPOSE
8 The Power of His Presence: God Never Abandons but Always Pursues
9 The Courageous Take-Off: God Redefines Your Role as Mom
10 The Unselfish Choice: God Provides for Your Wholeness
THE MIGRATION OF MOTHERHOOD-THE JOURNEY TO LEAVING A LEGACY OF FAITH
11 The Innate Gift: God Gives You Everything You Need
12 The Personal, Yet Connected, Race: God Made You to Run Your Route and Live United
13 The Baton of Faith: God Inspires Our Handoff and Bears the Outcome
Dear Friend, You Were Made to Soar
About the Author
Grace-Giving Quick Guide
Things I Want You to Remember
Blessings to Pray Over Your Children