I am an entrepreneur, wife, and mother of four amazing children. I am joyful beyond measure, but it wasn’t always like this.
Lessons & Challenges of Early Motherhood
I spun my wheels for many years as a young parent, feeling more stress than joy, more irritability than peace, and more resentment than contentment. This was incredibly difficult to acknowledge, especially considering my husband and I had fertility struggles conceiving our children. Our first-born daughter died in my arms of a heart defect. I understand deeply what a blessing being a parent is and what a gift children are, and yet I still was not happy, content, or relaxed.
I worked part-time as a family therapist while my three living children were young. I ran a charity that my husband and I created in honor of our deceased daughter. I volunteered at my children’s school parties and functions. I coached their soccer teams. I went back to school to become a parent coach. I trained for two half-marathons. I launched two new businesses. Finding balance did not come easy. I was once named a superwoman of South Jersey, and yet I still was not happy, content or relaxed.
Parenting Is Hard
I know parenting is supposed to be hard, but during those years as a young mother, I knew there had to be a better way of parenting that made me and my family happier and more content. So I began searching, and that’s when I met my dear friend and mentor, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, and my life changed. She taught me how to connect more deeply to myself and my children — how to clear out my own baggage in order to see them for exactly who they are and meet them exactly where they are. She helped me to realize it was not my kids who needed “fixing” — it was me! Once I changed myself (the only person I can change) the “parenting stuff” fell into place much more naturally. The “parenting stuff” was what I originally thought was the problem all along, but boy was I wrong!
Now, my family and I are thriving, and as a PCI Certified Parent Coach® and educator, I am passionate about helping other parents achieve what I have achieved through balance, self-care, and just the right level of support and guidance.
Connection & Kindness: Parenting Help from One Mother to Another
Regardless of how many parenting books you have read, videos you have watched, or courses you have taken on child behavior and parenting, it is still hard to navigate your way to a more content, peaceful, and happy life as a parent. Let’s face it – you can google just about anything. But there is SO much information out there, and sifting through all the conflicting advice, formulas and techniques can be more stressful than the challenge you are currently facing! Figuring this stuff out all alone can be nearly impossible. Through my parent coaching services, my goal is to help you cut through the noise and clutter so that you can get in touch with your inner compass and children.
Our children are our greatest and most precious gift. They are our future. Let me help you give your children the priceless gift of being the best parent you can be — and the parent they deserve. I will help you dial in your parenting, career, health, relationships, time management, spirituality, and more. You will be amazed at the transformation that happens in your family, and the joy that parenting really can bring you. Check out the many resources on my site, including my book, “Connection & Kindness,” blogs, podcasts, and more, or contact me today for a free parent coach consultation to find out how I can help you to achieve the life you’ve been dreaming of and children deserve.