and my goal is to help you love being a mom and ignite your passion for this career called motherhood.
I believe the genetics that make you a mama are all the qualifications you need, and that with a little tailoring, you can feel comfortable and confident in your new role.
I focus on intentional motherhood, present parenting, and joy-filled homemaking to reduce the overwhelm that comes with our high-demand job.
I didn’t want to be a mom…
At least, not yet anyways. I always planned to be a full-time mother and homemaker when kids came about, but I anticipated at least a mini-career before that happened. There was no mini-career. Not even a micro-career.
That was really hard for me to overcome. During my pregnancy, I found myself very bitter and resentful to have worked so hard only to have my professional life end before it ever truly started. If I’m being honest with you, it’s something I still struggle with from time to time. But while I sometimes think wistfully about the things I might have done, all else pales in comparison to my excitement for the things I’ll get to do as a young mama.
As a new mom, I realized we’re being fed a lie…
I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard someone say, “No one really knows what they’re doing!”
Living in a constant state of overwhelm myself, this message was more disheartening than encouraging. So it was going to be like this forever? It didn’t feel like something worth giving up a career for.
But you know what I’ve realized? It isn’t true! You sure as heck CAN figure this motherhood thing out!
I’ve heard the same statement made about entrepreneurs, but seriously, look at the executives of any profitable company and tell me they don’t know what they’re doing. Sure, they have to learn new things as they go along, figure out solutions to problems they haven’t encountered before, and work through unfamiliar situations. But CLEARLY they have figured out how to be successful.
And that’s the thing… You don’t have to know all of the answers to succeed.
You were made for this.
Motherhood is in your DNA. You LITERALLY have mom genes. Your instincts, your reflexes, your hormones– it’s all wired for this! Your biology is programmed to help you succeed.
Stop letting other people decide your problems
The sad truth is… overwhelm is in style. We have this sub-culture in motherhood that promotes overwhelm as the latest trend. In an effort to be real, we’ve confused what’s authentic with what’s desirable. It’s practically a competition to see who has more #momprobs. But I’ve got to say, Mom Friend…
It’s just not a good look for you.
Motherhood doesn’t have to be so uncomfortable. It doesn’t have to be so snug and confining that you feel like you can’t breathe, or so loose that you’re lost and drowning. It doesn’t have to be ripped or distressed to be modern.
Here are 3 areas to focus on
To feel more confident and comfortable in your mom genes.
Being proactive with our mindsets and actions so that we define our motherhood, rather than the other way around
Living in the moment with our children today because tomorrow isn’t real yet.
Learning not only to take control of our homes, but also to find the joy in what we do so that every day is fulfilling.
So welcome, Mom Friend.
Thanks for joining me here! I TRULY want to help you feel good about motherhood and to support you however I can. Don’t be a stranger… Let me know what you love most about motherhood, and what you struggle with.