Flourish For Mums
21 ways to thrive with self-care and acceptance
Trusting, that as those seeds are nurtured, a greater love will grow, thrive, and flourish throughout the world.
Motherhood carries an unexpected, yet evolutionary path of self-development and self discovery. The weight of social media, societal expectations, and an ever-evolving concept of what it means to be a good parent plays heavily on the minds of mothers. Flourish for Mums: 21 ways to thrive with self-care and acceptance is a much-needed circuit breaker.
- 21 essential wellbeing principles to release ‘mother guilt’, embrace acceptance, and feel self-empowered.
- Inspires mothers to cultivate inner strength and lifelong wellbeing, offering simple, yet powerful self-nurture strategies.
- A necessary guide for mothers to step into a new zone of selfcare – honouring themselves and accepting their worth whilst celebrating the children in their lives.
- Allows a mother to feel understood and valued as an individual, who is also fulfilling a mother role, with its many joys and challenges.
- The perfect gift book for all mothers – especially Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Get Well soon, New arrival (whether it be a brand-new mum, or mum welcoming another child)
Sonia shines a light for us all to know the power lies within us to “flourish” at any time we choose.
Tory Archbold – Founder & Director of Powerful Steps
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FLOURISH FOR MUMS
“Sonia shines a light for us all to know that the power lies within us to ‘flourish’ at any time we choose. She gives valuable insights that empower us to become the best version of ourselves and for this I am grateful.”
– Tory Archbold
Founder and Director of Powerful Steps and Torstar
“This book is a beautiful reminder of the importance of mothers investing in their own self-care as part of their daily routines. Inspirational yet practical, Flourish for Mums will dramatically impact women who are navigating the challenges and responsibilities of motherhood while staying true to themselves.”
– Peace Mitchell
Co-Founder The Women’s Business School and AusMumpreneur
“Flourish for Mums provides 21 invaluable insights and tools for mothers to understand their value. A healing, loving, practical guide, Flourish for Mums is simple, yet beautifully written, creating a safe place to explore self-care as integral to raising children.”
– Susanne Gervay OAM
Author, Regional Advisor Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
“This compassionate, wise and soulful book cuts to the heart of motherhood, and the journey we women take as we lose and then reinvent ourselves. It’s the ideal handholding companion for any mum, but especially those starting the journey.”
– Michelle Mitchell
Author – Speaker – Educator
“I would recommend Flourish for Mums as a wonderful, supportive companion on the journey through motherhood and selfcare. Simple, soulful, sacred messages for you as you navigate self-discovery, awaken to consciousness and guide yourself through to clarity and connection to what’s important to you. A beautiful gift for any occasion. An insightful and grounding read.”
– Josephine Zappia
Holistic Health Practitioner and Health Writer
“Flourish for Mums is an uplifting guide for mums who are navigating though the emotional roller coaster of motherhood! It’s full of real-life anecdotes and practical tips to help women to pause, reflect and nourish. It’s like having a chat with your best friend! A must have guide for mothers who are wanting to embrace self-love and care.”
– Seeta McDonald
Early childhood & Primary school teacher – Mother and Stepmother
“This book is so timely and yet I wish I had it for my own first years as a mum almost 17 years ago. The pressures we put on ourselves to be perfect, to meet unrealistic standards while juggling family life, careers and relationships is unsustainable. Sonia’s beautiful book is a chance to stop and recalibrate. Beautifully written and with easy to follow ideas. I love the way she weaves her own journey as a mother into the narrative, it’s honest and real and so easy to relate to. A must read for any mum.”
– Tina Harris aka Lah-Lah
“Mothers tend to put everyone else’s needs in front of their own. Flourish for Mums changes that and encourages mothers to actively engage in their own self-care without feeling guilty. Bravo! This is the book I wish I had when my babies were small.”
– Katrina McCarter
Founder & CEO, Marketing to Mums and Mum of three
“Thank you Sonia for capturing the joys of motherhood and reminding us of the power of self-love. This is a book that you will want to read time and time again. I found myself smiling, laughing and sharing knowing nods with each chapter.”
– Lisa Harrison
Mother of two, Senior Executive
“As a psychologist I see firsthand some of the more difficult experiences that come with being a mum. After working with a large number of mothers, I have noticed they all have one thing in common: they are really, really stressed out. Sonia’s Flourish For Mums fills in the missing pieces, by giving mums an easy-to-understand guide to the important but often challenging motherhood journey.”
– Funda Yolal
Principal Psychologist and Director of Tiny Terrors
“This uplifting book is a gift that every mother should own. Flourish for Mums contains a treasure-trove of love and support – and let’s face it – we often tend to place unrealistic expectations on ourselves, and what we really need is the reassurance that we’re doing the best we can – and that’s more than good enough. Sonia Bestulic has truly captured what it means to ‘flourish’, with her heartfelt, wise and practical strategies and inspiring quotes that speak to the soul of our humanness.
Her gentle, uplifting words teach us to nurture ourselves, thrive and grow with self-reflection, belief, care and acceptance. This guide empowers us to embrace our inner joy and perfectly imperfect selves so that we can bloom like the most radiant flower in the bunch. Highly relatable and highly recommended.”
– Romi Sharp
“There is so much “real” in this book. So much that resonates. It is promoted as a book for new mums but I think this book has a much bigger audience; it’s a book we can all find something to take with us on our life’s journey. A book for life.”
– Carol from Reading, Writing and Reisling blog
An empowering book for all mums
“Flourish for mums is an authentic and beautifully written book, inspiring self love and acceptance. I purchased this book for myself, my mum and sister, and we absolutely love it. Thank you Sonia!”
– By Anonymous (via BOOKTOPIA website)
A must have
“This is a beautifully written and designed book that you can pick up at anytime. It has empowering self- care ideas that you can integrate into your day to look after you. Mums – you deserve this book. Looks gorgeous on the coffee table too!”
– By Blueberry lover (via BOOKTOPIA website)
A little piece of perfect just for me
“I just love this book. As a mum of two kids this book is my favourite ‘me time’ treat. I sit down with it and it reminds me of the important things. I’ve also given it to friends and they loved it!”
– By Mel (via BOOKTOPIA website)
Easy Read & Beautiful Gift
“A beautiful book & so easy to pick up at any time for busy Mums. The perfect gift for all Mothers, Friends & Grandmothers”
– By Dal (via BOOKTOPIA website)
The Best Gift Ever
“This book is the best gift ever for any mum out there. We all need some kindness but mums need a little extra sometimes, and Sonia knows it. Having the steps/ways make it easier to learn self-care when you are always doing things for others.”
– By Luciana (via BOOKTOPIA website)
A Must-read for All Mums!
“Warm, honest, insightful and therapeutic. The author’s personal stories and experiences make it so relatable. This book is beautifully written and would make the perfect gift for mothers, as well as mums-to-be!”
– By Belle (via BOOKTOPIA website)
Great Little Book!
“Filled with great messages for women, but in particular, mothers. This book is easy to read, not too big, it’s filled with lots of inspiring quotes that make you think, offers insights that plant seeds of self-care, change, growth, love and acceptance. If you’re wondering whether I recommend it? Yes, I do recommend it to you!”
– By Rose Ilioski (via Facebook)