Adoption, Letting Go of the Plan, and Making Each Day a Little Special w/ Maria Emmerich – episode #21


Maria Emmerich is a National and International Best Selling author of “The Ketogenic Cookbook“. She’s also authored 8 other books including several cookbooks and 3 nutritional guide books including “Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism”  Her newest book is called “Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking”. Maria lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their two children, and today, she shares her family’s adoption story with us.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

-How Maria knew that adoption was what she was meant to do
-A major setback that she and her husband experienced soon after starting the adoption process
-How the community supported Maria and her husband, and how the setback ultimately led her to her current career success
-What fears she had throughout the process, and what fears she still has
-How Maria grew/changed through the adoption process
-What her mother said to her when she was down that completely changed her perspective
-How she first bonded with the boys
-The one question that she really wishes other people would quit asking
-What resource help her the most while going through the process
-Something that a friend told her that helped Maria see the adoption process as a blessing instead of feeling sad about not going through pregnancy
-How mothering is different from what she thought it would be
-How her family keep a tie to Ethiopia
-How they talk about adoption to their children
-Her advice for anyone going through the adoption process
-What she learned about herself through this process
-What Maria wants all mothers to know

Show Notes:


Maria’s Websites:

Maria’s Latest Book: (Which I own and LOVE)





FREE Soul Work Sheet: specifically tailored to this episode

Link to the gratitude quote from Maria’s Soul Work Action Step

*There’s a bonus clip of Maria talking about the inspiration behind her Soul Work Action Step in the  Soul Work For Moms Facebook Group! Are you a part of the group? If so, you are automatically entered to win ALL Soul Work For Moms giveaways!!

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