009: Spice up Your Marriage to the Way it Used to Be | Shawn Fink

A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other


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Today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday is all about putting the sparkle back into your marriage.

When you first met your partner, life was so much fun. So carefree. So spontaneous. You could jump in the car and catch a movie at a moment’s notice. You could go out for dinner on a whim. You could stay up late, drink too much wine and not have to worry about getting up early in the morning.

You love your husband, but since your kids arrived and life got busy, your marriage isn’t as much fun as it used to be.

That’s why I invited SuperMum Shawn Fink onto my show. Shawn is mum to 10 year old twin girls, a family wellness coach for mothers around the world, the author of ‘The Playful Family’ and ‘The Abundant Mama’s guide to Savoring Slow’ and the founder of The Abundant Mother Project which inspires mothers to find their happy place so they can raise happy, thriving children in a peaceful home environment.

From her own personal experinece, Shawn realises how hard it is to maintain a marriage while raising kids and keeping a home running day after day. You can feel isolated and alone because between all the to-dos and deadlines and the children’s needs and phases there really isn’t much time left at the end of each day for anything, let alone your relationship.

But Shawn teaches us that with a change in our mindset, a shift in our interpersonal habits and by looking at our communication we can gain a deeper understanding of each other and have a marriage that thrives. A happy marriage filled with joy, fun, connection and teamwork.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • The No. 1 marriage life zapper
  • The difference between a surviving marriage and a thriving marriage
  • How you can make the shift to putting more time, energy and focus on your marriage, in spite of having a really busy life
  • How you can get your partner to be as invested as you in bringing the sparkle back into your relationship
  • What it means to practice a mindful marriage


Untitled design-2 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Leave a comment:

Tell us in the comments. What’s the biggest obstacle to making your marriage fun?  How have things changed since you’ve had children? Please leave a comment and Shawn and are are here to answer your questions.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

SHAWN’S WEBSITE: The Abundant Mama Project

WORKSHOP: Create a Mindful Marriage Philosophy. Sign up to get the recording, even if you can’t attend the workshop live.

SHAWN’S BOOK: The Abundant Mama’s Guide to Savouring SlowSimplify, Embrace the Chaos and Find an Abundance of Time at Home by Shawn Fink

SHAWN’S BOOK: The Playful Family: Simple and fun ways to connect and engage as a family by Shawn Fink

BOOK RECOMMENDATION:  Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood by Karen Maezen Miller

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Lisa York

Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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  1. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    Thank you too, Melissa and Debby. I really appreciate how you handled such a difficult topic in a practical yet sensitive way. I know from the feedback, that our mum listeners have found it to be very useful, Lisa x

  2. Melissa and Debby
    Melissa and Debby says:

    Lisa, we wanted to thank you for having us on your Podcast – it was truly an enjoyable experience. We so appreciated your insightful questions that enabled us to share more about how to heal after a difficult or traumatic birth. And thank you for caring so much about mums – it really shows in your podcasts, and we feel very grateful to have this opportunity to reach more women and share the message that birth trauma is real…AND that it is possible to heal. Much love, Melissa and Debby xx

  3. Lisa York
    Lisa York says:

    I hope you enjoyed this very open and honest episode with Melissa and Debby. Did you feel supported and listened to while giving birth? Let me know in the comments! Lisa x

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