Hey Mama! I’m so glad you are here.
First, I want to thank you for checking out this website. I’m not sure why you are here but I hope that you find something that helps you on your journey through motherhood. I became a mom 18 years ago. (That’s Jared in the picture with me!) I was in the process of making some major changes in my life when he arrived. The gift of motherhood was just what I needed to stop some self destructive behaviors and reposition my life on a path that would ultimately lead me to where I am today. I am not an expert on motherhood nor do I claim to be. I am a middle-aged (40-something) woman who has been through the school of hard knocks and came out on the other side victorious.
I truly believe that it was divine intervention that led me to the Local Moms Network. It has been a vehicle for much personal growth and helped give me purpose during Covid. I created Shawnee Area Moms in August of 2020 and it continues to grow and evolve. I recently became a certified life coach through The Life Coach School. It was through certification where I learned the power of my thoughts and the importance of managing my brain. That is the work that I am truly passionate about. I want to share this knowledge with anyone who is interested because it has had such an impact on my life. I feel called to the work and my hope is that I can share nuggets of these concepts with you and it can benefit your life.
In addition to this, I will post inspiring meet-a-moms, keep you in-the-know of local events, and highlight local businesses. I want this to be a safe, judgement-free environment, a place for you to come and find refuge from the storms of life. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, ask and maybe we can create it together. After all, this is a community. I look forward to sharing what I know and what helps me as I navigate my most precious and important role, that of being a mother.
I have been blessed with 5 children: Jared, Brittany, Mason, Jett and Joshua. My husband, Keith, and I live in western Shawnee and love this community and the wonderful people in it. There is no place like home!