Posted by: ButterflyMoms | December 16, 2011

Before You Wrap Another Gift…READ THIS!

The Amazing Patricia Delano

Today’s blog is dedicated to the advocates who stand up for the children who have no voice, especially my good friend Pat Delano who has quietly fed just the appropriate amount of love to generations of families, who are invisible to most of society. Beautiful Pat, I see you! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEART-FELT work!

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Ahhhh, the holidays. There are sooooooooo many SHOULDs around this time of year. We should get our gift shopping done, and order the cards, and send out the cards, and put up the lights and plan the presents and, and and, and and! Why? Well for many of us we have an idea that is imbedded in our head of what a MERRY CHRISTMAS or HAPPY HANUKKAH “S-H-O-U-L-D” look like.

Check in with your feelings instead of with your TO DO LIST. This is where most people fall off the happiness wagon. They start to FEEL…tired, stressed, scared (around spending too much money), etc and instead of FEELING THE FEELING, they SHUT DOWN those feelings and override them so they accomplish THE LIST. That is the equivalent of driving with your eyes closed. The feelings we feel are a direct feedback system from source energy…what some people call God, Goddess, Shiva, Allah, Buddha, Shakti, etc….whatever name works for you is the “right” answer, EVEN if it is a different name for the person next to you. (TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND REALLY TAKE THAT IN.)

There is an epidemic of UNHAPPINESS and SUFFERING on this planet because people don’t connect with their internal guidance system. Doing what is RIGHT according to expectations we put on ourselves and other put on us…versus what feels good.

Now, at this point you might feel that maybe not so little voice inside of you saying, “What feels good, ya right. Wouldn’t that be nice to play all day but I have to work and make a living to support myself and my family. Ya, that would be nice. Maybe when I win the lottery!”…Does this sound familiar?

Every day millions of people get into large metal cones and fly, yes FLY through the sky, sometimes for thousands of miles. A hundred years ago most people would have thought you were totally nuts to even THINK this could happen.

So your assignment this week is to notice your feelings. If you are feeling sooooooo stressed that you don’t even see your kids/partner/friends/self, really see and let them/him/her/you know how important they/he/she/you are to you! You are a part of source energy. You are part of that magnificence! REMEMBER THAT ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE…the days you are “depressed” are the days you forget.


Great big hugs,


P.S. In this season of giving give someone the gift of ButterflyMoms by just sending them the link…. or Feed your friends’ souls!


P.P.S. Please help me support my dream, the one Sophia helped me push forward. After so much struggling and excuses, I am soooooooooooooooooooo thrilled that my dream of writing a book has finally come true!!! It’s been TWENTY YEARS in the making!!!! Entrepreneurial Moms Extraordinaire is the amazing wisdom of 21 entrepreneurial moms who are passing on their knowledge to those who don’t have time for beating around the bush! We all need to make money and live our lives well NOW. This book will help you in a very profound way! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!! Please order it now and join the hundreds of happy readers before you who took the leap of faith in helping someone grow…

What a wonderful journey! Glad we are on it together!

Great B-I-G hugs,


ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Thursday night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights.

*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since.


√  Just finished our 30th week of ButterflyMoms Workshops since my appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. We are taking a little break and will be back on Jan 5th. What a gift these workshops have been! Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal or drop off a check.

√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email!

 √  Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! !

√  We sold zero ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books this past week. Please help me reach my goal of selling five more books this week!  If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW…   FREE GIFT WRAPPING AND CARD INCLUDED! PLUS each book is personally (and lovingly autographed).

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The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Fort Lauderdale 1

Roswell 1
Louisville 1
Chestertown 1
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2

Bolton 1
Canton 1

Framingham 1

Holliston 14
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1

Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
Wien 2
Dublin, Ireland 1
Rome, Italy 3
Tokyo  1
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
Madrid 1
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  1. Well it is what i been saying for awhile,,you got to feel it,,,When you do then you know what to do !! Thanks for reminding all of us to remember to look inside our hearts…Happy Holidays Maria !! You The Sweetest Person I Know !

  2. well, i was impressed enough that you’ve done this weekly for three whole years, but to find out you’ve gotten up @ 4:30 a.m. every Friday to do it…Wow!!! Kudos to you, Maria. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter.

  3. So well written. Thanks for sharing and for helping so many people. You’re a very special woman.

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