What is the Well and Balanced Mom?

The Well and Balanced Mom is a site dedicated to YOU, Momma.

It's a place to find tips, inspiration, and insight on how to balance your life and make the most of the precious years you have before your children leave home.


"You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress."

    -Sophia Bush


About Mandy

Mandy Youtz is a wife, mom, writer, certified life coach, and owner of TheWellandBalancedMom.com.  She resides in Lancaster, PA.

She is passionate about her faith, family, friends, writing, and serving others.  She greatly enjoys visiting Disney World, watching football,  and dancing around her kitchen with her three girls.

Mandy was inspired to start her personal growth and wellness journey after becoming a mom.  Since then, she has gotten into shape for the first time in her life, worked her family out of $40k in debt, organized her once-cluttered home, and quit her full-time job to pursue her passion and spend more time with her family.

Mandy started her coaching career strictly as a health and fitness coach. But after coaching dozens of women, she realized that something was missing.  Health and fitness, though crucial to overall wellness, are only pieces of a complex puzzle.   

Mandy decided to pursue life coaching in order to help women in ALL areas of life, including their careers & finances, relationships, spiritual life, thought patterns, etc. She became certified through Integrative Wellness Academy at the end of 2016.

Through this blog, Mandy hopes to inspire moms to keep themselves a priority as they navigate through one of the hardest, but most exciting times in their lives.  It is her strong belief that well and balanced moms are more likely to raise well and balanced children.  


"A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin."

-Amy Tan


What is an Integrative Life and Wellness Coach?

Let's start from a more familiar place- life coaching. A life coach is someone who typically is known for helping their clients reach a goal or make a change in their life. 

An Integrative Wellness and Life Coach does all that AND helps their clients to heal core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with effective tools, techniques, and specific action plans.

An Integrative Wellness and Life Coach helps clients gain freedom from the past, overcome habits and patterns that block fulfillment in an area of life and take the actions necessary to live the life they have always desired.  They do this through a holistic and integrative approach of coaching towards balance (harmony or wholeness) in all four body systems: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.

(Definition by Rachel Eva, founder of IWA)