There are some times in life that slow living is more important than others. Early motherhood is one of those times. When we become mothers we expect to fall into the bubble of family life, where we rest, transform, and connect. But this is rarely what happens, instead, it becomes the busiest time of our lives, whether we return to work or not. We get resentful, exhausted, and overwhelmed, and we become martyrs, not matriarchs. How to live a slower life | slow living with kids.