As mom to three girls ages 9, 12 and 14, who grew up without a mom, I am humbled (daily) by the grace that has been given to me. How lucky can one person be to have the opportunity to walk hand-in-hand with my girls as they learn about life. I wanted to start writing about my observations about parenting in all it’s forms. I am a working mom from 8:30 to 3:00 and a stay-at-home mom the rest of the time, which has allowed the time and space to not only raise my three girls but to also circle back to my own spirit and make sense of areas that might need a little mending.
In addition to being a mom, I am a life-long learner, a seeker. I LOVE to read nonfiction books about life, psychology, sociology, brain development and health. I also enjoy memoirs, biographies and fiction that imparts how the character thinks, feels and connects to others. By training I am a business person, but by passion, I am an entrepreneur, a marketer, photographer, health counselor,and an advocate/student of how to help children thrive. I have a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington, an MBA from Seton Hall University and have facilitated my own education in photography, health, psychology and child development by reading hundreds of books and textbooks, training with health experts such as Dr. William Sears and living life with courage to open those overstuffed closet doors that were never opened to me as a child. The idea that we are responsible for our own life and brain, that we can choose how we think, feel and love others is thrilling to me. I believe that my brain has dramatically changed over the past ten years mostly by becoming a mom, but also from changing my health and boldly accepting my strengths and weaknesses through understanding of all areas of my life current and past.
Thank you for reading my blog.