Posted by: ButterflyMoms | June 29, 2012

The End of A ButterflyMoms As We Know It… Another SHIFT Is Upon Us! :)

I’ve been to this beach many times. That building is a hotel. Lovely place for tea and scrumptious pastry.

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

The time has come for another major shift for ButterflyMoms… Something is definitely ending which is giving something else a place to birth itself.

Praça do Comércio, Lisboa. For thousands of years this has been an incredible energetic center.

A few weeks ago, a Canadian friend of mine who lives in the outskirts of Lisboa, Portugal (and who is also a ButterflyMom) sent me a very simple email… “Hey Maria, I’m taking a year-long sabbatical and need to find someone to rent my flat. Since you are connected to a lot o of people, do you know anyone who wants it?” I laughed out loud and heard myself say, “YA, I know someone, ME!” (chuckle, chuckle) but, of course that is not possible, right? Immediately my brain went into FEAR MODE…” Too many details. Too much stuff. Too many commitments. Too much to think about and do. Not possible. Brain cutting dream, activate. Disconnect from the dream. Not possible. Not practical. Move on.”

Amazing architecture in Portugal! Being there inspires me to my toes! 🙂

And I did. I let it go and went on about my day, but the idea did not let go of me. It kept popping up. It kept showing up so much so that I had to share it with my beautiful husband, Doug. “Doug, read this email and tell me what you think.” His response was unexpected and delightful. “I think this is such an awesome opportunity for our girls. Let’s do it!,” he said.

Our new home will be a 5 minute walk to the beach, that’s the Atlantic Ocean! NICE!

WOW! WOW! WOW! We had talked about this for years and now suddenly it was happening! It was a bit of shock to the system. It feels a bit scary but it also feels REALLY GOOD! Suddenly out of nowhere things started falling into place because when you make a decision the universe conspires with your dream to make it a reality. In the middle of August, my three girls and I will be leaving the United States of American and moving into a magnificent home on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean! How very cool is that?

Even the stairs are simply AMAZING!

So, my dear ButterflyMoms, I know I will continue writing the blog because I do that as an honor to my beautiful Sophia, that will not change. I will share my journeys of living in Europe with my girls. They will be going to school there and I will still be able to do my real estate work with Brick House Realty virtually because of how we have set up the business. I will also take the year to write my ButterflyMoms book, the one I’ve been developing for years. I am VERY excited!!!!!!! The kids are very excited!!!! Doug and Christopher will be coming to visit and we will be back for Thanksgiving and graduation. My family, especially my parents, think I’m nuts, but that is not a new phenomena. 😉  I will be sharing my adventures with you via the blog! The shift will affect you too, if you allow it for when one person moves direction the others have no alternative but to also shift.

What will change is the ButterflyMoms Soul Support Group on Thursday nights… There are only seven left before I leave. I know that a lot of you have thought about coming and now is the time to come to one to connect. I hope you take this opportunity of an ending to create a new beginning for yourself.

Great big 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 SOUL SUPPORT GROUP 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 SOUL SUPPORT GROUP on Thursday nights. There was only supposed to be one workshop but people kept asking to be able to come the next week and the next week and the next week until a whole year has gone by!!!!Any questions call my cell at 617.877.3616.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30-5:00am to write the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Tell your friends…


√  Next BUTTERFLYMOMS SOUL SUPPORT GROUP is Thursday, July 5th at 8pm. Only seven groups left! It is a wonderful way to come learn to feed your magnificent soul!… The ButterflyMoms Soul Support Group grew out of the amazing experience had of being on of THE OPRAH SHOW’s very last guests. Now it’s your turn to come to this safe place where you can work out your blocks and talk about your dreams!!! Held at the offices of Brick House Realty (783 Washington S, Holliston, MA). Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in the back lot… and come right in the back entrance. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal RSVPing this time is necessary so we have enough supplies for the surprises that are going to happen! Bring your friends!!!

√  I have space for one more coaching/healing clients. If you are interested send me an email maria

√  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! !

√  No ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books sold 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…  PLUS each book is personally (and lovingly) autographed.


THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
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 part of the world on the list, like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

“Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Fort Lauderdale 1
Roswell 1
Louisville 1
Biddeford 1
Chestertown 1
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 5
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham 1
Lee’s Summit 1
Laconia 1
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Dublin 1
Newport 1
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
“Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES
Wien 2
Dublin, Ireland 1
Rome, Italy 3
Tokyo  1
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
Greenock 1
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click now…
*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!
*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love…


  1. It will be an amazing adventure and we’re all looking forward to it.

  2. Congratulations Maria ! As you know i was over seas for about 18 months and it was life changing ! I spent most that time in Santa Maria but traveled to many other places from Italy to Spain to Lisboa then settling in Santa Maria Azores !! I had the time of my life and grew so much and like you say feed the soul,,I did so much that i am who i want to be now !! I hope you have a wonderful time and if you need a cook while your their let me know !! I’ll jump on a plane and be your personal chef !! LMAO !! Good Luck My Sweet Friend !

    • Hello Sweet Rei Alberto! Every week you come and leave a little bit of your heart. What a wonderful gift you share with the world. I am honored to call you my friend and brother from another mother! :)!

  3. OMG Maria! What an amazing opportunity for you and the family! You will be sorely missed in Holliston. Don’t be surprised if you have a lot of requests to visit!!!!

    • Hello Beautiful Lisa!!!!! Why live life on the “small”. Live it large… after all none of us knows how long we have left! :)!

  4. So happy that you get to live your truth, you are going to have a fabulous year, expect a visit 😉

  5. Wow. That is amazing news maria. What an opportunity and what a husband you have. Best of luck with it but no need for me to wish you luck! You are a woman that makes your own!

  6. How wonderful Maria!!!! Have a great journey! I love the way you live life to it’s fullest. This is so inspiring. You just don’t know what’s right around the corner…. and an opportunity like this – JUMP INTO IT!!! I love it!

  7. Woah! Mommamiaaaa!!!! Go for it! Call me, I’d love to chat with you this weekend.

    Love you,


  8. Simply … Love it

    Best of luck

  9. Wow, really wow! What an amazing opportunity. I wish you all the luck and happiness! Skype away!!!

  10. Hi Maria, thanks for sharing your exciting news. But I have to ask, is your beautiful adopted daughter Beatrice going with you on your adventure?

    • She is not going. It did not work out with her as we planned and she will be moving in with a family that better serves her needs. She is still living with us and thriving. It is heart-breaking in one way and a wonderful lesson in letting go and trusting in another way.

  11. Yet another exciting adventure! I want to see my Godchild this month.. before she gets her passport stamped. Let’s get together!

  12. How exciting! Thrilled for you…Can’t wait to hear updates:)

  13. This is marvelous Maria!! Thank you for sharing and for soaring to new heights! You inspire me!

  14. We are very excited for you….and envious too! Go out there and show us how to pull this off with kids in tow….I am next in line! 🙂

  15. So awesome, Maria! Way to live your life as you wish it! Now, here’s a wish of mine – can Gianna and I come visit you??! It’ll be nothing like our trip of 2000 but It’d be a different kind of fun let’s talk!

  16. Awesome! You are living your dream and showing others how it’s done. You grab the brass ring that God holds out, and ride with it! Congratulations!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: