I just thought they'd love me and I'd love them and we'd be good to go.
<Insert guffaws here. Then laughing so hard I am crying. OK, now full-on sobbing. With little breaks for occasional fistfuls of gummy bears.>
Might your current challenges really be the portal to your greatest wins someday?
Might your kids' less-than-fabulous behavior be the best thing that ever happened to your family?
Like you, I had a vision for my family that I wasn't willing to give up on.
So I devoted my life to figuring out how to WIN at this.
We need a parenting philosophy we LIKE using, and that also supports OUR DEEPEST VALUES. This should be evidence-based, well researched, and IT MUST INCLUDE ACTIONABLE TOOLS we can use in the heat of the moment.
We need to stop feeling so alone, because we're not! We deserve (and need) a community of moms who are non-judgmental, to be our trench buddies and help US DO US on the daily. We need a place to fill back up and get revitalized so we can go do tomorrow with a smile.
We need to find ways we KNOW WE MATTER in our lives, because we are more than quesadilla makers and car-poolers. We are soul shapers. We get to write a whole new story of what motherhood means to us, and what we want to mean to it.
As I built these three pillars into my life,
WOW. Everything changed.
But why didn't every mama have this information?
I realized other mamas had a right to this amazing information too, so I started sharing it with friends. I then began teaching formal classes as a certified teacher for Hand in Hand Parenting (I LOVE their tools, and use them extensively as one of the systems I teach).
But I wanted to reach a LOT of parents, so I spearheaded and co-hosted The Hand in Hand Parenting Podcast, which has now been downloaded
And now I run the Mother Flipping Awesome Podcast, which goes even one step further in pulling back the curtain on what this work really looks like.
My life is full and yet I wake up every morning with a burning in my belly because it has become a MISSION for me. Get these tools in the hands of every single mama that wants and needs them.