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The future of #mumboss

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_PLUS] Kaliana and Rachel at functional forum 31,536,000 - the amount of seconds in a year, or 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 feels like a lot of time when spoken, yet when in the mix of life it goes by so quickly. As 2015 comes to a close I find myself reflecting on what was, perhaps an exercise in preparation for the future. Season 2 won’t be launched until early next year but with all that has happened I felt I needed to share, to create closure on this past year, so that come 2016 I’m ready to soar. In case you’re not sure who this is...I’m Rachel Maskell, your host of the #mumboss podcast and this is a special holiday bonus episode. (Intro audio) I told a friend, a bit tongue and cheek, that this year I have been to more places physically and emotionally than most people have in a lifetime. Internationally we’ve been to England, Guernsey, Croatia, Italy, Canada, and Costa Rica. We’ve lived in Northern California, Southern California, New York and touched down in various other places across the states. That’s a fair bit of mileage but particularly challenging with a toddler. Emotionally I have had to let some relationships go and evolve. I have looked at some of the darkest crevices of my life and decided to shine the light and deal with them. Tough stuff but the reality is that it’s harder when I don’t. When I take a step back and look at my life I feel so incredibly blessed. I feel as though I am living in a beautiful dream and I couldn’t possibly ask for more. But in the moment things don’t always feel that way. Like most moms I struggle to find time for myself, to replenish and nourish my body and spirit. I go until I'm empty and then I'm filled with resentment, anger, and sometimes rage. My relationships suffer, my patience dissolves, and my health is hindered. This can't possibly be the way motherhood is meant to be. As time has passed from the start of this little passion project it had grown inside of me. Now it is more than this idea or concept of sharing my life...I now feel driven to connect with women who are on the path of healing, exploring, and inspired to make a difference in the world by connecting with themselves and ending the cycle of self sacrifice in the name of...what? Being a mother isn't easy, nor is being a woman in a society so rife in the patriarchal mentality. But it's not going to change by us simply wishing for a better world or even sending our children to better schools. I believe that true change will occur through our own self development and growth. When our children see that we love and care for ourselves in the same way that we care for others in our lives, that's true healing and wisdom. Children learn through experience and their environment. When the heart of the home gives more than received, what does this teach her about life and value? I don't fully know what season 2 will be like, or even the exact start date, but I know it will include a powerhouse of women who we can all learn from. Women who are on their path, taking each day to deepen their resolution to be true to themselves and care for themselves so they can be more fully present for their children and family. Are they perfect? I'd say imperfect ally perfect like all of us...and thank goodness for that! I want to know how these women juggle and balance their lives. How do they prioritize and how clean are their houses?! Is this something we can all do? Let's recreate a tribe of motherhood that doesn't judge but rather supports and uplifts. Even though we may not be physically present together, we can join forces through our voices and the power of the World Wide Web! So here's to a new year, full of possibility. I'm ready to let the past be the past, wisdom to guide me into the future. Are you ready to join me? If so, stay tuned for updates on season 2 by signing up on my website at or following me on Instagram at mumboss. Please share with your community so we can be stronger together! Happy Holidays and enjoy this season, before you know it 2016 will be here and we’re off and running again. (Kaliana singing) PS. I'm now a reverend. Perhaps it's influencing my direction for the future...we’ll see... Download episode | Get new episodes delivered to your inbox

About this episode

This episode was a little challenging to produce. It comes with a lot of love and excitement for the future. 2016 feels like it is ready to start with a bang! Are you ready?