Can you relate to my story?
I spent much of my early motherhood overwhelmed.
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 didn't know how to say "no" to my poor habits or others. I berated myself all day long.
No matter how hard I tried,
I was still disorganized, exhausted, joyless and scattered.
I just didn't know how it was all supposed to work.
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?
Hey Lovely! I'm Dawn.
One of the reasons I became a coach is because I believe that motherhood is the most important job in the world with the least amount of support, and I wanted to give mamas the help I wish I had long ago.
How we spend our time is how we spend our lives. 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.
I wasted so much time trying to be the perfect mother, but deep down I was exhausted and riddled with anxiety. But I wanted to be exceptional.
Jesus Christ changed my life, my womanhood and my eternal destiny.
He helped me heal from my criminally traumatic childhood.
I was a mixed girl 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, and sexually abused the night before I graduated from college. 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.
If the mother changes, the generations after her change.
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.
I need you to know I am here to serve you and you matter to me.
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.
Extraordinary motherhood contains a killer work ethic and a killer rest ethic. My Self-Nourishment Quiz will give you an idea of how you're doing.