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My Blog Has Moved!

Please update your bookmarks. This blog has moved to a new and improved home at The new site describes the ways I help create the conditions necessary for leaders, teams, and individuals to take action in the face of overwhelming change, a difficult challenge, or a new opportunity. I also share my insights, articles and other content exclusively catered to mothers & fathers, education, and organizations. I hope you’ll join the conversation. So please take a look and please let me know what you think!

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FREE Teleparty for Mothers In Progress!

Welcome to the 2011 Mom Gets A Life Teleparty!

(Teleseries + Awesome Women + Big Laughs = Teleparty)

If you are a mom who is ready to move herself up on her own priority list
then this Teleparty is for you!

Normally a teleseries of this magnitude would be promoted with pages and pages
of information on why this series is great!

But that is not going to happen here for one reason:

You are a mom!

You do not have time to read pages and pages of info before you get to the registration page.

And if you are in a real hurry, you can just SIGN UP NOW!

If you’d like to know a bit more about the series, click HERE.

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FREE Teleparty for Mothers Starts 4/27!

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Sometimes the universe conspires in your favor and takes its time doing so.

As my book was coming out over a year ago, my friend Beverly Schoff Belling, a life and creativity coach (Creativity on the Loose) connected me with Patty Lennon, a life coach and mother. Bev and Patty met as part of a Martha Beck coaching series and when Bev posted to Facebook about my book, apparently Patty “went nuts over it!!” Patty and I traded emails but weren’t able to meet in person on my book tour to the east coast back then. But we reconnected recently when she reached out to me to be part of the launch of her new online community Mom Gets a Life.

Beginning April 27 Life Design Coach and Mom Advocate Patty Lennon will be hosting a 3 week teleparty* for mothers. I’m thrilled to be the very first guest in this upcoming FREE event just for mothers.

Remodeling Motherhood: Kristin Maschka 

Wednesday, April 27th

1:00 pm EST Continue reading

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My Story Featured in Seth Godin’s ebook “Tales from the Revolution”

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My friend Beverly Schoff Belling over at Creativity on the Loose submitted a story about me and the impact of my work with mothers and my book, This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today, to Amazon’s The Domino Project.

Inspired by Seth Godin’s book Poke the Box, designed to be “a call to action about the initiative you’re taking – in your job or in your life,” The Domino Project encouraged submissions of “stories of passionate self-starters who regularly go above and beyond to make a difference by doing.”

People voted on the hundreds of submissions. (Thank you!) And the story about me that Bev submitted is one of the 100 stories collected in the free ebook Tales from the Revolution: True Stories of People Who Are Poking the Box and Making a Difference. (Free now, regular price 99 cents.)

Hope you’ll download it to your phone, Mac or Kindle. It’s a great collection of stories to inspire you to take action on whatever you care about!

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Power of a Purse in Pasadena!

As part of the national Mothers & More Power of a Purse campaign, I’ll be leading the April 19 meeting of our local chapter here in Pasadena on 6 Big Money Mistakes Mothers Make AND our local chapter will be accepting donations of new and gently used purses to donate to the Elizabeth House which provides  “shelter, hope and support to homeless pregnant women and their children, addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic needs in a nurturing atmosphere.”

The Mothers & More Power of a Purse campaign is “designed to draw attention to mothers’ economic issues through the act of collecting new or gently used purses for mothers in need. Purses symbolize a woman’s economic power, something we wish for all women, especially mothers in need. More than an accessory, a purse and its contents reflect the many roles and responsibilities mothers shoulder every day.”

In addition to the chapter meeting and the purse drive, I’ll be blogging all month about financial and economic issues facing mothers and families. We hope you’ll consider checking your closet or picking up an extra purse on your next shopping trip and bringing one or more to the April 19th meeting.  If you can’t come but still want to make a purse donation, send it with a friend or please contact me via Facebook, Twitter (@KristinMaschka) or by emailing kristin (at) remodelingmotherhood (dot) com.

6 Big Money Mistake Mothers Make

Mothers & More Pasadena. Tuesday, April 19. 7:30 pm

Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd. Room #23 (upstairs). Pasadena, CA 91103

While everyone makes a money mistake now and then, mothers have a few all their own. Even if you were a financial whiz before kids, you may not know the ins and outs of money issues that are specific to mothers – everything from retirement to negotiating salaries to making decisions about childcare. LA Times Bestselling author Kristin Maschka reviews the 6 biggest money mistakes mothers make and how to avoid them!

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2010: Kristin Maschka’s Blog in Review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 54 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 124 posts. There were 37 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 9mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 9th with 270 views. The most popular post that day was My Mother’s Day Resolutions.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for stereotypes, high school students, black stereotypes, happy mom, and stereotypes of black people.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


My Mother’s Day Resolutions May 2010


Killing Two Stereotypes with One Stone August 2009


New Research Shows U.S. Economy Will Grow by Billions of Dollars if High School Dropout Rate is Reduced December 2009


Secrets of Stress-Free Family Time August 2009


Identity Disconnect: Stereotypes About Mothers and Fathers Can Divide Us February 2010

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Special Mother’s Day Offer!

Mother’s Day is almost here and what better gift then a copy of my new Los Angeles Times Best-Selling book, This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today. This is the perfect gift for any mother, no matter the age of her children, and even for your own mother! Read an excerpt now to see why.

And just for this Mother’s Day season, purchase a book for yourself or a friend and I’ll send you the link to download my FREE guide to making Mother’s Day Resolutions. Mother’s Day Resolutions are small steps you resolve to take to remodel motherhood for yourself AND to remodel the world around you so it works better for mothers, fathers and families.

My book also makes a perfect book club read for the months of May and June. Purchase 3 or more copies for your book club and I’ll send you the link to the FREE book club guide AND mail you  personalized autographed bookplates to insert into each book.

Pick-up your copies of This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today then email your receipt by April 28 to:

specialoffer AT remodelingmotherhood DOT com

or use the Contact Form to let me know. (For a book club, be sure to include the names I’ll need to personalize the bookplates.)

Tweet This or Share on Facebook now to let others know about this fabulous Mother’s Day Offer!

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Special Holiday Offer!

The holidays are here and I know mothers and families are busier then ever!  And I bet you have lots of mothers to buy gifts for, right?  Well what better gift then a copy of my new book, This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today. The book would make a perfect gift for any mother, no matter the age of her children, and even your own mother!

And just for the special holiday season, purchase 3 or more copies and I’ll send you personalized autographed bookplates to insert into each for FREE.  In addition, I’ll send over a FREE downloadable podcast of the Remodeling Motherhood masterclass which you can share with all the mothers you know.

Pick-up your copies of This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today and send in your receipt by DECEMBER 16th to with the names you’d like written on the bookplates.

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Thank You & Happy Holidays!

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Home for the Holidays – A Celebration of the Heart with a Gift from the Soul

I’ll be on the BlogTalk Radio Show, FMMK Talk Radio, next Tuesday, December 8th at 8 am Pacific/10 am Central. Please be sure to tune in a listen! Click below for more information:

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