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"There are two gifts we should give our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Unknown
My Story & My Heart for Mothers & Children
"Parenthood is easy. Until you become a parent."
When I miraculously got pregnant a few years ago, I read everything I can on pregnancy and parenting. I was determined to be the best parent. I was going to be the 'supermom', the 'tiger mom' if you will, as my friends would jokingly say.
Then I became Mom. As a stay-at-home mother, with no family support readily available to us, motherhood was nothing like what I imagined. I LOVE every second of being a mom to my very spirited child but boy, very quickly, I was feeling depleted, isolated and resentful. I found myself 'fighting' often with a growing toddler despite my best efforts. The realities of my daily life and the immense pressures of caring for my child was the complete opposite of what I imagined our family life would be. Quite honestly, I felt like I've failed and it's not like I can just quit motherhood like I do with a job!
Truth is, my mind knows what to do but every time I got triggered, everything I learnt flies right out the window and my emotions took over. I get frustrated with my child quickly, and often. I needed a solution. So when I learned about conscious parenting and the brain science behind it, I took a leap of faith at the start of 2020 and went deep into it.
Conscious parenting led me to do some deep inner work and it has been a tremendous personal journey. More importantly, it has given me clarity in my own parenting and made major shifts in my family and in my relationship with my child. The ripple effects are nothing short of a miracle. While I may be certified as a parenting coach, my journey as a conscious and 'untigering' parent continues to evolve as I reparent myself and redefine what parenthood is to me.
I believe that parents can truly enjoy the joy of parenting and children can fully flourish under that joy. When we root our children in an environment that is based on empathy, connection, mutual trust and unconditional love, they WILL take wings and fly to be leaders of their tomorrow. How amazing is that, and what a privilege it is to be a part of! But first, we parents must unpack our own 'emotional baggage' so our children no longer have to carry it.
My heart as a mother draws me to want to support other mothers with parenting tools I know work, all within a safe and sacred space. I consider it my honor to journey with parents in their path towards building heartful connections within their families. You are not alone.
Thank you for reading my story and if you are curious to learn more, book a complimentary 30-min discovery call with me.
I'd love to hear from you.
With you in parenting,
Jan 2021: Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Positive Discipline Association, USA
Oct 2020: Certified Conscious Parenting Coach, Jai Institute for Parenting, USA
Sept 2020: Orientation to Educational Neuroscience [Certificate of Achievement], Central Queensland University, Australia via FutureLearn.com
July 2020: Neuroplasticians and Neuromyths [Certificate of Achievement], Central Queensland University, Australia via FutureLearn.com
2013: MBA Graduate, Hult International Business School
2002: Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication), RMIT University, Australia