Mentor & Life Coach
I am a dynamic, racially complicated, old-head wife and work-at-home mother of five kids ages 12-21. I have been mentoring, coaching and discipling women for over 15 years and speaking for over 10.
I spent much of my early motherhood overwhelmed (at one point we had 5 kids under the age of 8!) I sought comfort in distraction, self-pity, coffee and sugar. I cried a lot. I yelled a lot. My house was a wreck and my marriage wasn't much better.
I just didn't know how it was all supposed to work.
Plus, 3 of my kids had learning disabilities (ADHD is a blessing & curse in my house), 1 was born with a cleft lip and palette, 1 had life-threatening allergies and trying to manage that and figure that out was driving me crazy.
But I knew God wanted me to raise kids that knew Him. And that meant He wanted me to be a mother after His own heart.
But what did that mean?
I started researching how other mothers were doing it.
I searched the Bible. I read books. I talked to mothers that were ahead of me who were thriving. They all tended to do the same things in the same way.
DUKE UNIVERSITY GRAD
CERTIFIED LIFE COACH
23 YEARS MARRIED
YEARS COACHING EXPERIENCE
I began to build my life after the pattern I saw, and something amazing began to happen.
I was less overwhelmed. I had a plan and was clear in my purpose. I was getting the soul-care I needed and was healthier spiritually and emotionally. My husband and I were in step with each other. My children were THRIVING. Oh sure, I was making still tons of mistakes, but I handled them better. My home was consistently clean & organized because I was developing systems and was leading my family in regular resets of those systems.
Most importantly, I was falling deeper and deeper in love with Jesus and blessing His heart by gladly surrendering to Him my whole self.
Using this method I changed my life.
Like it or not, we live inside time, and how we spend that time matters. The MamaStrong Method™ helped me to prioritize and move through my days and motherhood in peace & purpose. I now help women analyze, assess and grow in their walk with the Lord using these principles.
Mama, I believe that no matter what you are dealing with in your parenting God wants you to know that you are dearly loved, that help is available to you, and that you are the priceless woman He set apart to raise those babies (no matter how old they are!).
4 billion women on the planet.
God chose YOU.
"Today's "balanced motherhood" is nothing more than the pursuit of perfection disguised as excellence.
I want to be truly excellent because (unlike perfectionism) it leaves room for my humanity.
And my kids need my humanity, not perfection."
and now that we're talking about you
I need you to know I am here to serve you and you matter to me.
Whether it is through my coaching practice, my products or anything else I may offer- I want to help you design a motherhood that sets your heart on fire with faith, hope and love.
I believe that if you live your life according to God's priorities in a way that pleases Him, you can have the most fulfilling and healthy motherhood on the planet. Notice I didn't say perfect. There are no perfect mothers. And before we go any further you should know I blow it regularly. I lose my temper and get overbearing, procrastinate and sometimes send angry texts to my kids I have to ask forgiveness for later. BUT I am committed to sharing all I have learned and am learning so that you don't have to make the same mistakes.
No matter what you are facing, let's tap into God's wisdom and my experience to help you realize the great mother you already are and the excellent mother you want to become.
Because that's my story.
I'm a woman from the deep south who hated Jesus. Abandoned by my father at the age of 7. Saw my mother beaten more than once. I was abused as a child mentally, physically & emotionally. Sexually abused from the ages of 9-17. As a result I was a self-destructive, arrogant, angry, lost young woman.
I'm a whole woman today because Jesus got a hold of my hostile heart (and I found some great counseling!). He took my tattered life as His own and filled it with the most amazing thing: Himself. I was nothing. He took me anyway and made me His. He saved me, not just from hell, but from myself. I will serve Him for the rest of my life.
I never wanted to be a mother because I was terrifed of the world and I didn't trust myself to be good to my kids. But Christ made a way and turned my overly aggressive and self-obsessed personhood into a mother who honors, obeys and adores Him. My children benefit from this great work. I am not perfect and I still make mistakes, but I love the mother that I am today.
I want you to experience this, too.
God has put you together in such a way that your kids will not thrive without you, and you won't thrive without them. You have a unique position and gifting for this, mama. No matter what you've been through.