Welcome…So glad you are here!
I am a Foster/Adoptive/Autism Mom to 4 kids who all have varying degrees of diagnosis’s and needs. I started a second family at 40, was working full time while running kids from school to sports to therapy appts, planning and prepping meals, ect. while caring for kiddos with special needs as well as my husband who has suffered from long-term chronic pain for as long as I can remember…
I had entered a time in my life where not only was I caring for children with high needs that took a lot of time and energy, I also become head of household due to all the medications my husband was on.
I was tired all the time, I was grumpy and irritable, I felt like I was just surviving one day to the next but not really living or enjoying my life.
I felt like I was somewhere caught between the life of a Circus Ringman and Bill Murray in Groundhogs Day and I had no idea how to make it stop!
It took a lot of unhappiness and tears shed for me to realize that if I didn’t take care of myself, I couldn’t take care of anyone else. I was tired of being tired, overwhelmed, angry and resentful.
While my journey is not perfect, I work very hard at making time for myself and nurturing the things that fill me up.
I have a heart for working with Foster, Adoptive and Special Needs families!
As a Mindset Coach and Brain Trainer, I work with parents of Foster, Adoptive and Special Needs kiddos, helping the families heal from the effects of trauma and diagnosis’s, manage parental guilt and overwhelm, and step into their power as parents.
Raising biological children can be challenging…raising children from Foster Care or children that have been adopted creates a whole different level of challenges!
The journey can be difficult, overwhelming, frustrating, maddening, and rewarding! Children who come into your home, who have never learned love…true love, will do anything they can to stop you from loving them – it is my belief that they can heal. These kids are resilient and amazing in their own right.
You don’t have to do this journey alone…
Caring for and raising children with trauma, diagnosis’s and special needs is both emotionally and physically draining. When first meeting clients, they are worn out, tired, apprehensive, and desperate for change.
To learn more about our journey with Fostercare and Adoption, click HERE.
I love being able to instill hope in families, seeing joy and laughter return and healing restored on so many levels.
Finding that balance between taking care of yourself and taking care of everyone else, will allow you to:
- Be more patient, present, and grateful as a mom, dad and parent
- Learn how to make time for you without guilt
- Wake up feeling rested
- Be a more effective listener
- Be a role model of forgiveness, self-love, and respect for your children
- Reduce stress
- Create new systems in the home that work
- Bring fun and laughter back into the home
- Increase feelings of self worth
- Deepen relationships within the family unit
I wake up every morning excited and full of gratitude for this work that I get to do each and every day!
I consider it a privilege and an honor to be a part of my clients journeys. Sharing in my clients successes and lifting my clients up when they are struggling is fulfilling and rewarding and motivates me to become better!
Coaching Is Not Therapy.
Coaching helps an individual or couple with the skills they need to have a loving and healthy relationship with themselves and significant others.
- Therapy is intended to help people recover from emotional healing, dealing with the past, and works on an unconscious level.
- Coaching is intended to help healthy individuals achieve personal goals, is results based, focuses on the present and future, and works on a higher conscious level.
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we will ever do. – Brene Brown