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Hey friend,

I am so glad you found my little corner of the internet.

Each of us has a story that led us to where we are today. Whether you stumbled across this blog because you are stressed and overwhelmed and looking for rest, or are longing for something more; longing to connect with something deeper within you, or perhaps you are a professional working mom who struggles in secret with a mental illness and looking for relief, strategies and support. Regardless of your story I want you to know that you are welcome and you are beloved. I believe in you and hope that you find something meaningful here at The Wholehearted Mom.

Sarah Reckman mom blogger and mental health advocate

Our mission & Vision

Mission: To educate, equip, and encourage professional working moms in high-stress jobs so they may experience balance and success both at work and in their motherhood, while building an inspired and supportive community. 

Vision: to become a respected and loved wellness brand that works to redefine ‘working mom’ and that prioritizes moms’ mental health and well-being, because when we help moms thrive we impact the next generation and make the world a better place. 

The story behind the blog…

Today, we live in a challenging culture; one that is fast-paced, demanding, promotes independence and individuality, and strives relentlessly for a socially constructed view of success. I believe that in many cases we have gotten turned backwards and upside down. Why do you think people are searching for things such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and minimalism? Because our bodies and spirits are crying for something different- something deeper.

I have been that person. I have found myself stressed and overwhelmed with life and work demands. I have worked in jobs that were demanding and high stress while trying to be present for a family. And I have been that working professional who secretly struggles with a mental illness. I have gone down different paths searching for more and have altered my life to include yoga, mindfulness, minimalism, balanced expectations, mindset shifts, emotion regulation and all the other skills and strategies you’ll find hidden within my blog.

I have a dream. Because of everything I have been through (in life and in my profession as a social worker) I have seen the impacts mental illness, toxic stress, and burnout can have on people. I also know that although there is a lot of great work being done on the stigma around these things, it is often still very taboo and feels shameful to admit that you struggle with mental illness, trauma, or toxic stress. For years I have had a dream – a beautiful dream of how to support, encourage, and create a safe space for working moms who may be struggling to maintain positive mental health, exhausted by the toxic stress in their lives, struggling with a mental illness, or searching for healing. I invite you to be a part of that dream. 

A Little About Me

Hi, my name is Sarah Reckman. I am a career focused working mom, a life coach, the host of The Wholehearted Mom blog,  and CEO of Sarah Reckman & Co.

I’ve combined my personal and professional experience and created the type of support I was looking for when I first became a working mom of two who was struggling with anxiety and mom burnout.

Personally, I am a working mom of two on a journey of creating balance, mothering with kindness, making big mindset shifts and managing stress well, so I can live my best, intentional mom life!

Professionally,  I am a certified life coach with a masters degree in social work.  I have over 12 years of counselling  experience with a specialization in mental health, stress, and wellness

I do not have all the answers to life’s big questions but I believe I have experiences, knowledge, lessons, and tools to share with you, both from my own life experiences as well as the lives around me of those who I have been blessed to share in. I am so excited to share all that I know with you and to learn with you along the way. 

I hope you find something here that resonates with you and encourages you to be who you were created to be!

A Little About My Team

Sarah and her husband

I am married to this guy – he is my rock, my encourager, my sidekick, and my partner! He challenges me to be adventurous, calms me when I’m overwhelmed, and walks with me each step of the way in this parenting journey. One of the things I love most about him is how much he loves and cares for others so willingly and graciously. We have been married for 10+ years and are an awesome team!

my oldest daughter

My first-born daughter whom I call ‘my garden goddess’ has beautiful, wild, blonde curls and is always eager to discover what life has to offer. She is brave and confident in what she knows and cautious about what she doesn’t. She is gentle, thoughtful, and loves animals.

youngest daughter

My second daughter (and youngest) whom I call, “my firecracker’ was born with redy blonde hair and is a beautiful combination of snuggly yet adventurous. She is always smiling with her eyes and brightens a room. Yet, her smile has a mischievous grin to it as she eagerly tests limits.

I am so blessed to have these two beautiful girls call me mama! There is a quote I love that says, “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed” Both ring so true for me!

my husband and two daughters on a rock with an old tree

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