Steffani LeFevour

Steffani LeFevour wants to live in a world surrounded by powerful women who find a lot of joy along this mom journey and who never say no to a dirty martini. As a happiness coach, she's helped hundreds of women master their thoughts and shift their mindsets so they can live happier on a daily basis. Most importantly, through it all, she's never missed one of her son's baseball games. You can find her at www.myhappilife.com.

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Best piece of parenting advice you’ve ever gotten?
Before I had kids, I met Les and Karyn, an amazing couple with two kids who parented very differently than the other parents I'd seen. They became my parenting mentors and taught me not to impose my will on my kids but instead to release control and sit back and watch them grow. The more I lean in to this advice, the better I feel and the happier I am with my parenting.
Proudest parenting moment?
My proudest moments have nothing to do with grades or championships or awards. My proudest moments are moments of compassion and grace. When my daughter, at 3, took out her binkie and walked over and handed a $5 bill to a homeless man. Or when my son’s teacher told me that he volunteered to sit at the allergy table with a kid he didn't know because he didn't want him eating alone. When they preform acts of kindness, those are my proudest moments.
Worst parenting moment?
Last November, I booked a service trip for my son, Jack, and I to go down to Cancun and help rebuild a home for three boys in need. I was so excited and so was he. The morning of the trip, we woke up to go to the airport, and I realized his passport was expired. Epic. Mom. Fail! I was devastated. He was devastated. I still had to go because I was bringing down supplies they needed. Luckily, my husband took over and saved the day. We now have a hamster named Robot. Fair enough.
Fave quote?
“You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality.” – Wayne Dyer
Best thing you’ve learned from your kid?
That it's okay to stay up late if you're snuggling and connecting. And that summer nights are meant for catching fireflies. That things can be as light and as easy as we let them be.
Something people would be surprised to learn about you?
When I set a fancy table, I always set one extra place setting for my angels to join me.
Finish the following sentence: I can’t start the day without…
gratitude. I try and go BIG each morning. Meaning: Begin In Gratitude. Before I open my eyes in the morning, I think about what I'm grateful for. Then I picture my whole day unfolding in a beautiful way with more and more gratitude throughout the day. It's a game changer.

latest posts

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How to Recover from an Epic Mom Fail
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Confessions of a Mom with a Strong-Willed Child
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The Guide to Happiness Starts Now