A field guide to living an intentional, creative and fun life — with children.

“The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.” – Elaine Heffner

My name is Shawn Ledington Fink. I am a Mindful Mama and Writer. And, like you, I’m just trying to be the best parent that I can be to my twin daughters.

I am a student of many topics and a questioner of many more.

I draw inspiration from poets, bloggers, Buddhists and other spiritual leaders — all with the hopes of encouraging other parents to be the change they wish to see in the world.

My mission: To encourage and inspire parents to join this Awake journey and show undivided attention to those they love, the dreams they aspire to achieve and this lovely one chance we get at life.

I’m passionate about fun, creative and peaceful parenting. I love finding unique solutions to everday parenting problems.

I hope for only one thing each day: To raise kind, peaceful and creative children.

And to be kind, peaceful and creative myself.

You can learn more about me at The ABC’s of Awesomely Awake.


You can learn more about me at Let’s Lasso the Moon.

And then there are some awards people have given. I am honored they thought of us here. Check those out here, here, and here .

Meet the family:

Twins, who are 6

Dan — The Awesomely Awake Dad and editor

That’s me in a dress. Unheard of, usually. I prefer yoga pants.

13 Comment(s)

  1. mothering spirit

    January 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    “When you love someone as much as I love my husband and daughters, you make time for it. I feel the same for writing.”

    Could not agree more. I’m right there with you – glad I found your blog!

  2. moonsprig

    January 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I am so excited to have found your blog!! I am right there with you and so appreciate your spirit. Thanks for writing. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  4. Cherie

    February 10, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Hi, what a great blog!

    I have just recently discovered you and was impressed, so I have nominated you for the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ — you can see more info about it here (where you will also find a link back to your site) : http://cherieroedirksen.com/2012/02/10/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    I love your inspiring words and look forward to more in the future.

    Keep up the good work!
    Best wishes,
    Cherie Roe Dirksen.

  5. Stephanie Ho

    March 23, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Hi Shawn! Your last couple of posts were as inspiring as ever! Thanks for your helping me become a better parent. I also want to inform you that I’ve nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award 🙂



  6. Jennifer A

    April 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I saw this TED talk and thought you would love it just as much. I think shame really feeds into our desire to “be it all and do it all”. We use crafts with our kids and perfectly planned birthday parties to fight against the insecurities of “Am I good enough?” And when we address our shame and embrace our vulnerability we check out of our “to do list” world and embrace a lifestyle of mindfulness, appreciation and peace. Link: http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame.html

    Check out her other TED talk too. It’s also pretty good.

    • awakeshawn

      April 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Jennifer! Thank you so much. I love Ted Talks but haven’t heard this one so I cannot wait to dig into this with my headphones later today!! Love that you thought of me and this sounds perfect … and right on to the a future post I have swirling in my head. xoxo

  7. travisthetraveler

    May 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I am a single Father, and this blog is great for me as well! Hope you don’t mind if I join the club!

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