I’ve birthed an eight-pound baby with no medication, managed through postpartum identity confusion, and survived miscarriage. Each of these experiences has convinced me that our life experiences as women and as moms make us extraordinarily prepared to manage the unexpected triumphs and challenges of life.
Instead of being anxious about what’s to come, I’m committed to designing a lifestyle I love at home and helping other moms do the same. It starts with loving ourselves and establishing organized family life systems that work –the stuff that gets done at home.
My vision for this website is to help women journeying into motherhood get informed about pregnancy before giving birth, get confident about mom life and parenting, while still finding the energy through good health to live well.
Once we can manage self-care and family life effectively, we can conquer anything. So, here on the blog, I share my best tips for helping you manage your time effectively and implement processes that allow you to simplify family life.
Also, I hope to motivate you to continue pursuing the personal goals that keep you up at night because life isn’t over when you become a mom; it’s an opportunity to live more inspired!
EVERY MAMA SHOULD BE THRIVING – NOT JUST SURVIVING!
Associates in Science
Trained Doula (**Not Certified)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Biology with Minor: Chemistry
Master of Family Life and Youth Development
Birth is an unforgettable experience. Women should be given the opportunity to be educated and to use their knowledge to make informed decisions that support the best possible outcome for their child. I respect every woman’s right to decide how they want to experience their birth, as long as the safety and health of the baby is the priority at all times.
I planned my pregnancy and prepared for birth intentionally and in the end, I had an intervention-free birth (no pain medications and no epidural) in a hospital setting. It was painful but empowering. I think every low-risk mama can prepare for a natural birth, if that is what she wants.
I wasn’t always passionate about motherhood, in fact, I planned to not have children. I told myself I didn’t want children for lots of real and valid reasons but the biggest reason I postponed having a child was fear.
I write about pregnancy and motherhood because of the transformation that happened in my life when I decided to stop letting fear control my choices. I went after the family I wanted. I did it scared and I’m winning. I believe other women can too!
Motherhood is the greatest gift that I have been given and my goal with this site is to help one woman at a time know that pregnancy doesn’t need to be scary (with reliable information) and motherhood is an opportunity (your life isn’t over and you can still pursue your dreams).
The transition of leaving my job to become a stay-at-home-mom was challenging. It’s the hardest yet most rewarding experience I’ve ever had. I don’t take for granted the opportunity I have to stay home with my daughter but I’ve found that stay-at-home-mom life is an adjustment.
Watching what was once a mustard seed grow, learn, and thrive is an absolute joy. I watch my daughter and am constantly amazed that I grew her inside of me.
Also, my journey as a mom motivated me to create this amazing platform called Damn Good Mom where I get to be in community with other moms and build a home-based business. It’s crazy the life I never imagined is better than the one I planned for myself. God truly has a sense of humor.
I struggled to think of a name that captured exactly what I wanted this website to be, but I always wanted it to reflect my number one goal and the goal that most other moms have too. If you haven’t guessed yet, that goal is to be a Damn Good Mom. I know I’ll never be perfect but I can wake up each day and try to be the best mom I can be for my kiddo and you can too!
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